Art 180 Introduction to Computer Graphics

Graphic Design

fall 2012


Robert Martin | email |

Office: FA 256
Phone: (323) 343-4029
FAX: (323) 343-4045

This course will give students an understanding of computer graphics software used to execute visual communication. We will cover both technical and creative aspects of three Adobe graphic applications.  They are Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign.

Students will learn basic design principles and design theories for vector and raster imagery, screen vs. printing resolution, photo manipulation, typeface usage, layout, integration of software, color reproduction, and saving and managing files. At the end of this course students will have a solid understanding of software and design theory.

Indesign Tutorial

Student Projects