Digital Imaging

JRN 809, Section 305
Three credits or Non-Credit Workshop

Location: Comm Arts Building, MSU, East Lansing
July 18–22, 2011
Ike Lea

No academic prerequisite, although a previous photography course would be helpful.


  • Utilize digital cameras to import images into Adobe Photoshop.
  • Properly prepare digital images for prepress and publications using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Produce a photo story or layout using multiple photos of a single event or subject.
  • Select and use the proper Photoshop tools to create photo illustrations, cutouts and info graphics.
  • Improve your personal basic photographic skills and techniques.
  • Maximize digital image quality using the camera RAW format.
  • Properly prepare and optimize digital images for online viewing.

You will develop an advanced photographic project that matches your needs and interests. The grade for this course will be based upon the grade for the project and participation in the classroom. Attendance at all sessions is required.

Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Evenings will also be used for shooting, lab work and conferences.

Photoshop CS4 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide
ISBN-10: 0-321-56365-4, By Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas
You may purchase your textbooks at


  • Digital camera (Please bring matching cables and any required downloading software)
  • Additional memory cards for the digital camera (if available)
  • Operating manual for the digital camera
  • PLUS Several CD-Rs to burn
  • Portable hard drive or USB jump (thumb, flash) 1GB or larger
  • Students who are using digital cameras at their schools may bring that equipment for use in this class.

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