Digital Publishing

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Saban Kumar Maharana

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Course Name : Digital Publishing

Code(Credit) : CUTM3055(0-3-1)

Course Objectives

  • To demonstrate methods of traditional and digital publishing by using Adobe InDesign.
  • To impart training on creating suitable, digital, interactive print publication.
  • To design a variety of publications in print media - newspapers, book  layout, feature pages, magazine covers, editorial spreads, newsletters etc.
  • To deliver the foundations theories of design, page layout and their application in different formats.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners can work on the digital product development with confidence.
  • Learners may use a publishing specific digital vocabulary.
  • Learners may demonstrate an understanding of the current issues and challenges in publishing.
  • Learners may contribute to the development of the digital publishing business models.

 

Projects:

  • Newsletters.
  • Journals and blogs.
  • Catalog.
  • Books.
  • Magazines.
  • Scrapbooks.

References:

  1. Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6 1st Edition by Sandee Cohen  (Author),

           Diane Burns (Author)

  1. Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book - (English, Paperback, Faulkner Andrew)

Course Syllabus

Module I

Communication and Graphics

  • Layout and Design Principles
  • Concepts and Types,
  • Working with Colour: Theory of Colours
  • Pixel and Resolution: Vector and Bitmap Graphics

Module II

Adobe InDesign:

  • Introduction to InDesign.
  • Applying paragraph and character styles.
  • Building documents with master pages.
  • Creating custom page sizes.
  • Automatic page numbering.
  • Working with text and type.
  • Checking and correcting spelling.
  • Working with tables.
  • Formatting rows and columns.

 

Module III

Adobe Photoshop:

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Understanding the interface
  • Document setting
  • Understanding pixels and resolution
  • Getting started with layers
  • Understanding the tools
  • Introduction to colour correction
  • Creating and working with Brushes
  • Creating special effects
  • Saving with different file formats

Session Plan

Session 1

Layout and Design Principles.

 

PDF: Principle-of-Design

Session 2

Concepts and Types of Layout.

 

PDF: Types-of-Page-Layout-1

Session 3

Understanding the Color Theory, Pixel and Resolution: Vector and Bitmap Graphics.

 

Video File: Color Theory

PDF: Vector-and-Bitmap-Graphics

Session 4

Introduction to Adobe InDesign, Understanding the Interface, Document Setting.

 

Video File: Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Session 5

Practice: Understanding the Interface and New Document Setting.

Session 6

Understanding the Layer.

 

Video File: Understanding the Layer.

Session 7

Practice with Layers, Creating, Selecting, Deleting Layers, Locking and Merging Layers.

Session 9

Practice with Selection and Direct Selection Tools, Page Tool, Gap Tool, Content Collector Tools.

Session 10

Understanding the Drawing and Type Tools.

 

PDF: Understanding the adobe inDesign tools.

Session 11

Practice with Type Tool, Type on Path, Ling Tool, Pen Tools, Pencil Tools, Rectangle frame Tools, Rectangle Tools.

Session 12

Understanding the Transformation Tools, Modification and Navigation Tools. 

 

PDF: Understanding the adobe inDesign tools.

Session 13

Practice with Scissors Tool, Free Transform tools, Gradient swatch Tools, Gradient Feather Tools, Note Tool, Eyedropper Tools, Hand Tool, Zoom Tool.

Session 14

Building Documents with Master Pages, Creating custom Page Sizes, Creating and formatting Master Pages, Adding Automatic Page Numbering, Adding images and text to the Master Frames, Applying master pages to Multiple Pages.

 

Video File: Building Documents with Master Pages

Session 15

Practice with Creating custom Page Sizes, Creating and formatting Master Pages, Adding Automatic Page Numbering, Adding images and text to the Master Frames, Applying master pages to Multiple Pages.

Session 16

Adding Text to your Document, Creating a Text Frame, Changing Font and Type Styles, Adjusting Size, Adjusting Line Spacing, Adjusting Character Spacing.

 

Video File: Adding Text to your Document

Session 17

Practice with Adding and Creating a Text Frame, Changing Font and Type Styles, Adjusting Size, Adjusting Line Spacing, Adjusting Character Spacing.

Session 18

Checking and Correcting Spelling, Finding and Changing Text and Text Attributes, Adding words to the Dictionary, Automatically Correcting Spelling.

 

Video File: How to Use Spell Check in InDesign

Session 19

Practice with Checking and Correcting Spelling, Finding and Changing Text and Text Attributes, Adding words to the Dictionary, Automatically Correcting Spelling.

Session 20

Working with Tables, Creating New Tables, Converting, Editing the Border, Formatting Rows and Columns, Merging Cells, Setting Column Width and Understanding the Effects Tools,

 

Video File: Working with Tables

Session 21

Practice with Tables, Creating New Tables, Converting, Editing the Border, Formatting Rows and Columns, Merging Cells, Setting Column Width and Understanding the Effects Tools.

Session 22

Assignment-Magazine Page Layout.

Session 23

Assignment-Book Page Layout.

Session 24

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Understanding the Interface, Document Setting.

 

Video File: Understanding the Interface

Video File: New Document Setting

Session 25

Practice: Understanding the Interface and New Document Setting.

Session 26

Getting started with Layers, Understanding the background layer, Creating, Selecting, Deleting layers, Locking and Merging layers, Layer Style: Blending Mode, Opacity and Fill.

 

Video File: Getting Started with Layers

Session 27

Practice with Layers.

Session 28

Working with Basic Selections Tools: Selecting with the Marquee Tool, Using the Magic Wand and Free Transform Tool, Selecting with the Lasso Tools. 

 

Video File: Basic Selections Tools

Session 29

Practice: Remove the Image background using Selection Tools

Session 30

Using the Brush Tool, Creating and working with Brushes, Using the Pencil and Eraser Tools.

 

Video File: Using the Brush Tool

Session 31

Practice: Create a Landscape Painting Using Brush and Pencil Tools.

Session 32

Working with Stamp Tools,

 

Video File: Working with Stamp Tools and Eraser Tools.

Session 33

Practice with Stamp clone.

Session 34

Understanding with Alteration Tools.

 

Video File: Understanding with Alteration Tools.

Session 35

Practice with Healing, Art History, Paint Bucket, Gradient, Blur and Dodge Tools.

Session 36

Understanding the Drawing and Selecting Tools.

 

Video File: Understanding the Drawing and Selecting Tools

Session 37

Practice with Direct Selection, Pen and Shape Tools.

Session 38

Understanding the Assisting Tools.

 

Video File: Understanding the Assisting Tools.

Session 39

Practice with Note, Eyedropper, Hand and Magnifying Tools.

Session 40

Understanding the Color Boxes and Modes.

 

Video File: Understanding the Colour Boxes and Modes

Session 41

Practice: Change Background and Foreground Color and working with Modes.

Session 42

Saving with Different File Formats.

 

Video File: Saving with Different File Formats

Session 43

Practice: Saving and Export Art work in Different File Formats.

Session 44

Understanding the Mask.

 

Video File: Understanding the Different Types of Mask.

Session 45

Practice with Layer Mask, vector Mask and Clipping Mask.

Session 46

Creating Special Effects, Getting Started with Photoshop Filters.

 

Video File: Creating Special Effects and Photoshop Filters

Session 47

Practice: Apply Effects and Filters in Image.

Session 48

Assignment: Create a Magazine Cover Design

Session 49

Assignment: Create a Book Cover Design.

Session 50

Assignment: Create a News Paper Page Layout Design.

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Mr. Saban Kumar Maharana, working as Assistant Professor in School of Media and Communication, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, He has completed M. Phil. from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, He has more than 17 years of experience in the field of Graphics and Animation in the leading channel and Production Houses in […]