Electronic Edition

Design and Graphic Arts
5.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 60,0 TP + 4,0 OT

Lecturer
- Regina Aparecida Delfino
- Rui Miguel Sardinha Proença

Prerequisites
Not applicable

Objectives
Students should learn the key tools and concepts in the field of electronic text processing and vector drawing and be able to apply them to graphic design and technology.

Program
- Introduction to informatics.
- Digital image; distinction between bitmap and vector images.
- Editing and elaboration of vectorial images (introduction to specific software).
- The working environment. Definition of the document.
- Introduction and familiarization with the operational program toolbox.
- Design by paths and predefined shapes - Creation and manipulation of paths.
- Transformation, distortion and fusion of objects.
- Use of color and gradients.
- Modes, models and systems of colors.
- Types of files.
- Preparation of originals for different types of use.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment of practical assignments.
Students who attend more than 2/3 (two thirds) of the classes and who have completed the practical assignments with a grade equal to or greater than 10 (ten) values are approved and exempted from the final evaluation under examination.
Students with attendance less than 2/3 (two thirds) of the classes will be excluded from the final evaluation.
The final evaluation under examination will be a practical exercise.

Bibliography
- LÉLIS, C. (2009). Illustrator CS3 & CS4 - Curso Completo. Lisboa: FCA - Editora de Informática, Lda.
- Adobe Creative Team, . (2010). Adobe Illustrator CS5: Classroom in a book. New Jersey: Adobe Press
- Adobe Creative Team, . (2012). Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book. New Jersey: Adobe Press
- Adobe Creative Team, . (2012). Adobe Illustrator CS6: Classroom in a book. New Jersey: Adobe Press

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by audiovisual resources.
Execution of practical exercises throughout the semester.
Document creation, edition and preparation.

Software used in class
Adobe Illustrator