Introduction to Computer Graphics
Today there are very few aspects of our lives not affected by computer graphics. Practically most of our daily computer operations like social media posts, presentations and charts involves computer graphics.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” is a well-known saying and highlights the advantages and benefits of the visual presentation of our information. We are able to obtain a comprehensive overall view of our activities and also study features and areas of particular interest. Whether you see them on television, in newspapers, in weather reports or while at the doctor’s surgery, computer images are all around you.
Overview of Computer Graphics
Computer graphics courses enable students to create attractive computer designs, and later study advances in the field depending on areas of interest. Computer graphics courses are available through certificate programs in computer graphics and computer animation. These programs not only teach students to work with computer graphics but may also provide instruction in possible future courses for each student like website design, digital video production, photography, and application programming.
An introductory course such as this examines techniques for creating 2D and 3D designs using computer graphics software. Students gain experience representing designs using shading and texturing techniques. Experimentation with different graphic design options is encouraged. Computer graphics courses like this one often introduce students to the basics of designing animations.They practice using computer graphics programs in different situations and develop basic skills that can be built upon later.
What You Will Learn
- What are Computer Graphics ?
- What is a Computer Graphic Package?
- Areas of Application of Computer Graphics
- Introduction to Corel Draw
- Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
- Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Introduction to Corel Draw
CorelDRAW is an advanced computer graphic editing software that includes various types of alteration and transformation of images and pages capabilities. The CorelDRAW program is part of the package of Corel Graphics Suite designed by Corel Corporation, which has several versions from the most basic to the most advanced and latest.
This software is used in fields of graphic arts and communication in order to produce, edit, and transform images to digital level. It is a vector drawing application, layout tools, effects and functions about images and pages and retouching and editing multiple alternatives.
It is often used to generate images and graphics from scratch, but also allows you to edit photographs, drawings and other graphics to correct imperfections or defects or even to provide different effects of chroma, brightness, contrast, tonal curve, special effects, transparency, blends and fades and others.
In addition to being one of the most popular programs, CorelDRAW is also recognized as one of the most sophisticated software in image editing.
Its most recognized characteristics on the market, include the versatility that has to use it on different tasks and operations of graphic design, advertising, press, web design, architecture, industrial and textile design, billboards and others, the compatibility with files of different formats of vector graphics, bitmaps and others, and with similar programs and usability in terms of ways to personalize it to taste and choice of each user.
Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft PowerPoint is a software product used to perform computer-based presentations. There are various circumstances in which a presentation is made: teaching a class, introducing a product to sell, explaining an organizational structure, etc.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a professional presentation program that allows the
user to create “presentation slides” that can be displayed on the computer
screen or through a projector that is plugged into the computer. A
PowerPoint presentation is a good way to convey pieces of information,
usually in the form of an outline, to a large audience. Generally, PowerPoint
presentations are appealing to users because they are easy to create and edit
and generally small enough to fit onto a CD or a USB Jump Drive.
Therefore, a user does not have to carry around any slides or slide projector,
and, if necessary, can make any last-minute changes to the presentation.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
I guess the first thing to think about is ‘Why Photoshop’? Why should you bother spending the time to use this software? The reasons can vary, but it comes down to a few key thoughts. Photoshop is the premiere software for manipulating or creating raster based images. It can also be used to design an infinite number of projects. So if you have any need to work with digital (or scanned) photographs, or want to create backgrounds, or images for websites, or a poster for your lost kitten or just paint a picture- Photoshop is a great tool to have.
Now Photoshop is not the only tool for these uses, but it is the most popular because it is so versatile. It is also an ‘industry standard’, meaning that if you were to work with digital imagery professionally, your employer would expect you to know how to use Photoshop. So there’s your second reason for learning it.
In a nutshell, Photoshop is versatile, powerful and popular. If it’s graphic design or digital imaging you’re after, it’s a great program to know.
Overview of Adobe Photoshop
Photoshop is the industry-standard image rendering software. You can use Photoshop to create customized graphics, edit photographs and make flyers and images for print as well as for the web. It is a photo editing and graphic design software. It is developed by Adobe Systems for MacOS and Windows.
Adobe’s Photoshop is the world’s premier photo editing software. Although it is used by designers and graphic artists, its predominant focus is as a tool for photographers. It allows us to import images in traditional digital photo formats such as jpeg, tiff, BMP and RAW.