Multimedia and the Internet by qzj19328

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									                               Marcellus High School
Multimedia & the Internet
Course Description

Students in this one-semester class will learn to create digital images, animations, videos and
sound for use on the web and in multimedia presentations. Software programs such as Paint Shop
Pro and Photoshop will be used. The Internet, scanners, digital cameras, and electronic
references such as encyclopedias, atlases, and other CD collections will be valuable sources of
information.

Students will learn to create and present multimedia presentations to communicate information
and ideas effectively to a variety of audiences.

Students will learn the tools, language, and culture of the Internet. They will learn to find
information efficiently using a variety of search engines. They will also develop the ability to
evaluate sites and information on the Internet.



Prerequisite: Computer Applications I

Modules of Instruction

Internet History & Review

      Creation
      Purpose
      Governing bodies—INTERNIC

Internet Usage

      Browsers
      Email
      Search engines
      Newsgroups
      Internet Service Providers (ISP’s)
      Web hosting & publishing
      Security
      Legal issues/copyright laws

Powerpoint Presentations

Planning & designing informative & persuasive presentations
Storyboarding a project

"Harvesting" information

      Internet
      CD’s
      Scanner
      Digital cameras
      Recording sounds
      Digitizing video

Creating the presentations

           o   using text effectively
           o   navigation buttons vs. functional buttons
           o   transitions, effects, & artwork
           o   using templates, wizards & backgrounds

Using a bibliography or reference card to cite sources

Assessing & evaluating projects

Paint Shop Pro

Creating Images

      image sizes & types
      using the basic tools
      opening, saving, & printing files
      drawing tools & techniques
      painting tools & techniques

Editing Images

      using the selection tools
      editing the selections
      using color effectively
      creating text effects

Working with Deformations

      rotating
      using the perspective, shear, & distort options

Working with Advanced Tools
      working with layers
      using masks for precision
      using channels
      working with vector tools
      using & creating picture tubes
      applying filters
      adding special effects

Advanced Tasks

      retouching images
      coloring & color correction
      compositing

Preparing Graphics for the Web

      working with file formats
      previewing graphics in web browsers
      understanding dithering
      understanding anti-aliasing
      creating buttons & seamless tiles

Animation

      animation concepts
      building an animation
      using transitions
      creating text effects
      using layers & masks

Photoshop

The Work Area

      using the toolbox
      using the status bar
      using palettes
      using context menus
      viewing the image

Getting images into Photoshop

      bitmap images vs. vector graphics
      image size & resolution
      scanning images
      creating new images
      importing images

Choosing a color mode

Using the Select Tools

Editing & Retouching

      correcting mistakes
      duplicating images
      using rulers, the measure tool, guides & grids
      moving, copying, & pasting
      transforming objects in two dimensions
      transforming objects in three dimensions
      using the rubber stamp tool & pattern stamp tool

Painting

      using the painting tools
      using the paint bucket
      using the brush pallet
      using the gradient tool
      filling & stroking
      choosing foreground & background colors

Using Layers

      using the palette
      creating a layered legend
      moving & aligning layers
      managing layered images
      editing layers

Using Type

      creating type
      setting type attributes

Using Filters

      previewing & applying filters
      choosing filters to enhance an image

Saving & Exporting Files

      gif vs. jpeg
      creating a background transparency

Optimizing Images for the Web

Animation

      using the animation palette
      working with layers
      viewing an animation

								
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