Topic: Introduction to Digital Media 1

“My favorite element of this class was being able to express my creativity without being told ‘no’ or ‘that is not a good idea’ – my creativity was appreciated.”


Students are introduced to the computer as a tool for producing digital media and imagery. Students will gain basic software skills to make illustrations, edit photographs, and create documents. They will learn the basics of three programs: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, as well as basic design principles.


  • To develop basic skills using Photoshop and InDesign
  • To create pieces for your portfolio
  • To develop your understanding of how to use a scanner for importing images
  • To take files from Photoshop and Illustrator and integrate them into an InDesign publication

Instructional Methods

  • Travel Guide Publication
    • Creative Brief
    • 16-20 pages content pages
  • Specialty Project Tutorials
  • InDesign Classroom in a Book Tutorials
  • Photoshop Classroom in a Book Tutorials
  • Discussion Posts Critiques

Student Work Samples

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