The Winston School computer graphics program teaches students about image file types, cropping images, compositing (putting several images together), ghosting images (for use as webpage backgrounds), using layers, creating masks, applying filters, and formatting text with bevels and other effects in basic design elements.
The program also introduces students to utilizing digital media in 2-D and 3-D formats as well as helps them understand scanning, printing, and using an Internet browser to create images and manipulate and communicate digital information.
Students also gain an understanding of the interface between different software to create a final outcome (e.g.: multi-media presentations, desktop publishing.
Project examples include CD covers, magazine ads, photographic reconstruction, animated GIF, multi-media presentations, public service announcements, animation in 2-D and 3-D, videography, and video and sound editing.
Image by Bo Bockman ’10