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Course Code: 
GRA 102
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Course Objectives: 
To provide students with the knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, a pixel-based computer program that they will use for graphic design, and to reinforce this knowledge with applications related to graphic design.
Course Content: 

In this course, students are taught to process, clean, color and light settings, layers, channels, framing, decoupling, filters and effects that they take in photography classes or use in design work. Working area, tools, panels are introduced. The student experiences both photography processing and collage making and manipulation with the possibilities of computer and gains knowledge about these subjects. As a discipline with the power of image creation, it comprehends the visual processing and production techniques of Graphic Design and reflects them to the projects in the following classes.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture Method 2. Case Study Method 3. Problem Solving Method 4. Discussion Method 5. Demonstration Method 6. Team Work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Exam 2.Presentation 3. Homework 4. Implementation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes of the Course Learning Outcomes of the Program Teaching Methods Measurement Methods
Use of basic information in the field of graphic design and photography 1,2,12 1,2 1,3,4
Ability to make computer aided design 5,7 1,2,5 1,3,4
To be able to do field research 10,6 2,4,5 1,3,4
Converting designs to digital or printed materials 1,2,4 2,3 3,4
Developing the ability to produce solutions to design problems 3,4 2,3 3,4


Course Flow

Week Subjects Preliminary
1 Introduction. Discussion of the opportunities that Photoshop software offers to designers and examination of examples.  
2 An overview of file sizes, resolutions, and color modes. A composition is prepared using a combination of different photographs.  
3 Color and light adjustment of the photos taken, removal of perspective and lens deformations, preparation for printing.  
4 Texture creation exercises. Pen, path tools and layer effects are studied.  
5 Information about mask types. Applications are made with text and photos.  
6 Retouching photos. Eliminating defects in photography. (use of adjustment layer, healing brush, etc.)  
7 Make color transformations. Use of limited number of colors, coloring of black and white photographs.  
8 Recreation ile with deformation tools (warp, perspective, skew, etc.) and many photos.  
9 Brush types and creating new brushes.  
10 Multiple exposure applications are performed. Blending modes are introduced. To ensure color integrity between the layers (match color) is transferred to what needs to be done.  
11 Write on the photo and add objects created with various effects.  
12 Make photo-manipulations by using different photos together.  
13 Working with external files. Adding and editing vector drawings. The use of text and visual elements together. Realistic addition of non-photographic objects to the composition.  
14 Slice tool for web design and saving. Use of the “Save for web” feature. Animated gif application.  


Recommended Sources

Course’s Note  
Other All printed resources and web sites about Adobe Photoshop.



Material Sharing

Homeworks 10 Homeworks
Exams 1 Midterm, 1 Final



Midterm Studies No Percentage of Contribution
Homework 10 %10
Midterm 1 %30
Seminar and Presentation    
Total   %40
Final Ratio to Success   %60
Ratio of Semester to Success   %40
Total   %100


Course’s Contribution to Program

Course’s Contribution to Program Outcomes
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution Level
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To have theoretical background in the fields of art and design         x  
2 To be able to apply basic design principles         x  
3 To have creative and original thinking ability       x    
4 Identify and solve graphic design problems         x  
5 An ability to use current technological tools in design processes at an advanced level



6 To have professional and ethical responsibility about intellectual, art and design works       x    
7 Sanat ve Tasarım alanındaki gelişmeleri izleme ve  yaşam boyu öğrenme yeteneği         x  
8 To be able to present ideas and designs effectively     x      
9 To be able to work as a team x          
10 To be able to conduct research, analysis and interpretation in the field       x    
11 Interdisciplinary thinking and ability to connect.     x      
12 To be aware of social and cultural values.   x        



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise / Field Courses
ECTS / Workload Table
Activity Number Time
Total Workload


Course Length (14 x total course time) 14 4 56
Study time out of class (Preliminary work, reinforcement) 14 2 28
Seminar and Presentation 2 10 20
Projects 1 10 10
Midterm Exam 1 6 6
Final Exam 1 6 6
Total Workload     126
Total Workload / 25 (h)     5,04
Course’s ECTS Credit     5