Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


MAT 210 | Digital Imaging 2: Advanced Photoshop

3 Units
Advisories: None
Prerequisites: MAT 110
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2.5 hours, Laboratory 1.5 hours

This course is designed to build upon knowledge and skills gained in MAT 110. In this course you will acquire advanced digital imaging techniques for image design and production including color correction and management, photo montage, retouching, and special effects. Through specific projects, you will develop higher-level compositing techniques, such as selections with alpha channels, use of clipping paths, creating complex layer masks, and the control of color through adjustment layers and color profiles. At the same time, you will learn work flow efficiency and time-saving techniques to speed work production. This course involves multiple projects designed to prepare digital files for printing at service bureaus as well as web publication.

This advanced course is vital for those wishing to pursue a career in Graphic Design. MAT 210 is an advanced course that is a requirement option for the Graphic Design Certificate and for the AA in Graphic Design. It is a must for those who enjoyed MAT 110 and who wish to learn more advanced techniques.

Formerly ART 252 / CIS 253.