Digital Media Arts

Instructor: Nami Aoyagi

 

Nami Aoyagi After graduating from UC Irvine with a Bachelor in Social Science, Nami worked in human resources, accounts payable/receivable, and as a purchasing/production manager for 20 years. In 2005, Nami took Photoshop Elements at HBAS. She was hooked; she continued to take more PSE courses and then took every course HBAS had to offer before going back to school to earn her Vocational Education credential in Computer Applications, Computer Assisted Manufacturing and Business Management, which enabled her to become an instructor at the school she so deeply enjoyed. Nami earned the California Council for Adult Education Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.

Digital Media Arts: Basics 1

After completing the Photoshop Elements courses, take the tools you’ve learned to the next level and apply them to digital media arts and digital scrapbooking. This is an introduction to using the computer as an art and design tool. Emphasize the fundamental tools learned in Photoshop Elements as it pertains to creating one of a kind layouts for personal or professional publication. This is your 1st step into the world of Digital Media Arts and is a required course to the vast array of classes offered in this program.

Prerequisites: Completion and understanding of Photoshop Elements Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced, and Windows File Management. Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.

 

Digital Media Arts: Basics 2

This course will emphasize color computer graphic skills through practical experience.

Prerequisites: Completion and understanding of Photoshop Elements Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced, Digital Media Arts Basics 1 and Windows File Management. Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.

 

Digital Media Arts: Cards 1

Card-making is just one great way to make your scrapbooking skills come to life. You will learn how to take a flat image and make it spring or twist, spin or waterfall. Traditional card-making techniques with a new digital twist.

Prerequisites: Completion and understanding of Digital Media Arts: Basics 1 & 2 and Windows File Management. Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.

 

Digital Media Arts: Blenders

The new look in digital is blending photos together to create amazing works of art. We will go beyond filters and learn the basics of creating composites using blending modes and textures. This course covers the aspects of creating a visually appealing layout. If you want your layout to WOW, then this is the class to learn HOW!! It covers basics styles of blending and then moves on to methods of achieving that eye catching layout. We will also focus on layout design techniques throughout focal points, balance, and use of color and theory.

Prerequisites: Completion of Digital media arts basics 1 & 2, DMA Intermediate, DMA Filters 1, 2 & 3.

Digital Media Arts: Blenders 2

Blenders 2 is the next step for all of the Blenders and Composites enthusiasts. You will continue to learn new concepts to successfully transform and create composites.

Prerequisites: Completion and understanding of Digital Media Arts: Blenders and Composites and Windows File Management. Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.

 

Digital Media Arts: Frame It 1

Learn to use cutting edge digital art techniques to create beautiful photos suitable for any home décor project or scrapbook. You will explore your inner artist as you learn advanced features of filtering, layer masks and blending modes to create frameable art.

Prerequisites: Completion and understanding of Digital Media Arts: Basics 1 & 2, DMA: Intermediate, DMA: Filters 1, 2 & 3 and Windows File Management. Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.

 

Digital Media Arts: Composites

Take your techniques acquired in the DMA Blenders class and learn to make better composites. A composite is the building of different elements to make a comprehensive image. You will work with filters, blending modes, adjustment layers and photo blending to create breathtaking pieces worthy of framing.

Prerequisites:  completion and understanding of Digital Media Arts: Filters 1, 2, and 3 and Windows File Management. Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.

 

Digital Media Arts: Holiday Projects

Just in time for the holidays! Come and learn how to create one of a kind, personalized gifts and projects using photo hybrid styles.

Prerequisites: Completion and understanding of Digital Media Arts: Basics 1 & 2 and Windows File Management. Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.

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