GRDSN 212 Design Technology V Outline

In this course, students are required to demonstrate the following competencies at an advanced level of proficiency:

  1. Speed up page layout production by using style sheets, page numbering, layers, and column guides.
  2. Organize all information by using text formatting, style sheets and checking off the list of information to be included in the design layouts
  3. Create typographic, Illustrative and/or photographic imagery on all projects so that...
  4. display type visually kerned and leaded
  5. bezier curves are smooth and precise
  6. photographic imagery is cropped, in proper resolution and non-distorted
  7. raster images are sampled to the correct resolution.
  8. Find information to solve any technical problems by using the software help menus, textbooks, online resources and communicating with colleagues.
  9. Prepare an accurate and complete request for quotation form to help a printer better understand the job specifications and to receive comparable prices from various printers (pgs 179-80 Getting It Print.
  10. Choose standard paper weights and sizes by researching and choosing paper stocks that will be cost effective.
  11. Create an accurate folding dummy for client submission by:
  12. precisely measuring folds and margins
  13. printing a two sided document and folding accurately, or
  14. adhering one-sided prints together
  15. Find resources to solve any technical problems by using the software help menus, textbooks, online resources and communicating with colleagues.
  16. Save files for a service bureau or printer by...
  17. packaging all page layout files, graphics, and fonts
  18. using logical naming conventions
  19. putting files on the server in the appropriate location
  20. Create color separations for the design that are correct by printing them out on a laser printer and visually checking color and graphics accuracy.
  21. If necessary, trap ink colors by setting the thickness, height/width, tint reduction and other options using the Pathfinder Trap dialog box.
  22. Preflight your document in order to make sure all files are in the correct color space, images are in correct file formats and fonts are included.
  23. Maintain a positive attitude when computer issues arise by remaining calm under pressure and in stressful situations.
  24. Meet the deadline within stated time parameters by delivering the final comprehensive poster design on time to the client.

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