TGRA 184: Computer Applications in Graphic Arts
Department of Technology
Ball State University
UCC-21 Master Syllabus
WISER + Designation T for Inclusion in Tier 2 Fine Arts / Design Category
Instructor: Edward J. Lazaros, Ph.D.
Office: Applied Technolo
Introduction to Desktop Publishing and
Desktop Publishing (DTP)
The world of
transformed in the
1980's by the
Producing a publication involves
All colors can be created by mixing
three primary colors
Around 1454 Johann Gutenberg
printed his famous 42 line
He printed almost all of the
lines of type with black ink.
The initial letter on opening
Definition: The application of image editing
techniques to photographs in order to create
an illusion or deception through analog or
Photo manipulation is often much more
explicit than subtle a
CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING
Why This is Important
A wrong decision, an unasked question,
an incomplete analysis, or a poor
synthesis can have repercussions.
Good decisions require good thinking!
To form or conceive in the mind
To meditate, p
Basic Design Theory
Product Design Follows the Design
1. Define a Problem
3. Research and Generate Ideas
4. Identify Criteria and Specify Constraints
5. Explore Possibilities
6. Select an Approach
7. Develop a Design P
Historical Background of Written
Communication/Design and Modern
Dissemination Methods and Related
The origins of printed
design can be traced
to 255 B.C.
During the Han
dynasty in China
seals were used to
Illustrator is used to create
vector based art work for
use in commercial print
applications such as:
There are t
What is Design?
The word design is often used as a
generic term that refers to anything that
was made by a conscious human effort.
Design is also a process that is used to
systematically solve problems
What is a Design Process?
Module 3 DB
After reviewing the "Design Process Overview, Basic Design
Theory, and Color Theory" lectures, make one post discussing
how the ideas presented in the three lectures could assist with
designing a new product. Consider discussing how the design
Module 1 Discussion Board
After reviewing the "Historical Background of Written
Communication" lecture, make one post discussing why printing
has been identified as the single most significant technological
development in the history of the human species.
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Package design influences consumers
Learn about package functions
Learn about ethical issues in package design
Learn about four considerations for packaging
Learn about the VIEW model