DSGN06132 2019 Digital Media for Design 3 (Digital rendering)
This module will cover Photoshop rendering tools and techniques. The student will learn advanced tools in Photoshop software through tutorials and projects and be taught the use of digital pen tablets to create concepts and finished design renderings and presentation boards.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Create digital Renderings using Photoshop or other alternative software.
Appreciate the advantages of drawing digitally.
Communicate design ideas through the use of digital sketching.
Use a digital pen tablet to create design concepts and presentation renderings.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The subject will be evaluated by a combination of tutorials and projects.
Module Assessment Strategies
The student will receive instruction in a specific area in the form of a tutorial. This will be followed by shorts assignments and design projects where the student applies the knowledge gained. The semester will conclude whereby the students will present a portfolio of assignments and project work.
On failure of the module, the student will be issued with a repeat project/projects that will satisfy the module learning outcomes.
Digital Rendering & Sketching: image scanning, tracing line work using vectors in Photoshop, creating & editing lines using path tools, painting, and editing tools, filters, effects, text tools, Pantone swatches, retouching, repairing and editing existing photographs. Creating a background for design presentation boards.
Drawing using Digital pen tablet: digital pen tablet drawing and techniques, drawing using sketchbook pro software or other suitable alternatives.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment Project 1||Continuous Assessment||Project||10 %||Week 2||1|
|2||Continuous Assessment Project 2||Continuous Assessment||Project||20 %||Week 5||2|
|3||Continuous Assessment Project 3||Continuous Assessment||Project||30 %||Week 9||3|
|4||Continuous Assessment Project 4||Continuous Assessment||Project||40 %||Week 15||4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Practical/Laboratory||Computer Laboratory||Digital Drawing and Rendering||3||Weekly||3.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2014 How to Render
ISBN 1933492961 ISBN-13 9781933492964
Explains how the human brain interprets the visual world around us, as well as the subject of visually communicating the form of an object in easy to understand lessons through the use of drawings, photography, and more.
2013 How to Draw
ISBN 1933492732 ISBN-13 9781933492735
Provides instruction on drawing objects and environments from the imagination, constructing accurate perspective grids, and experimenting with various mediums.
Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling 2014 How to Render
Scott Robertson, Thomas Bertling 2013 How to Draw