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Digital Media Arts

 
Digital Media Arts Classes
 
Instructor: 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: Blenders 1

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 of Digital Media Arts Basics 1 & 2, DMA Intermediate, DMA Filters 1, 2 & 3.
 
 

Digital Media Arts: Blenders 2

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. 

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: 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: Creative Play

You will create art in many different forms. You will transform your photos in to works of art using brush work and creative backgrounds. You will learn to incorporate your art into beautiful wall hangings or coffee table books. You will also discover art hybrid style with the use of the silhouette cameo and other mixed media art products.

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: Filters 1

Make one of a kind layouts using the skills you will learn in this class. We will sharpen blurry photos, add textures and filters while experimenting with adjustment layers. We will also discover the mystery behind filters and how to create an ad campaign that looks like a comic strip and a Rembrandt style painting. This course is designed to help the student use the computer as an art and design tool.

Prerequisites: Completion and understanding of Digital Media Arts:Basics 1 & 2, DMA: Intermediate 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: Filters 2

This course picks up where Digital Media Filters 1 left off. We will be working on more tips and tricks to make the compositions one of a kind. The course is designed to help students learn how to use the computer as an art and design tool. Students will explore filters and fonts in depth.

Prerequisites: Completion of Photo Elements 1 & 2, Digital Media Arts Filters 1, and Windows File Management
 
 

Digital Media Arts: Filters 3

Take your Photoshop Elements skills to the next level using filters as an art form. Explore and create new and exciting looks by using layer masks, adjustment layers, blending modes, overlays and filters

Prerequisites: Completion Photo Elements 1 & 2, Digital Media Arts Filters 1 & 2, and Windows File Management.

 

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: Frame It 2

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: 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.
 

 

Digital Media Arts: Intermediate

After completing DMA Basics 1 & 2, explore the use of layer style, brushes, and filters to add pizzazz to your already eye catching designs.

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: Mini Books & Templates

Take your Photoshop Elements skills to the next level using filters as an art form. Explore and create new and exciting looks by using layer masks, adjustment layers, blending modes, overlays and filters.

Prerequisites: Completion of Photo Elements 1 & 2, Digital Media Arts Basics 1 & 2, DMW: Intermediate, Filters 1, 2 and 3, and Windows File Management.