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Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication, Grade 9 - 12, Digital File Preparation, 2009

1.) Identify basic principles of design for graphic arts.

2.) Identify digital image file types and resolutions.

3.) Demonstrate techniques involved in the selection and use of word processing, illustration, image editing, and page layout software.

4.) Interpret print production information from job ticket or jacket.

5.) Explain techniques used to produce high-quality line and halftone images.

6.) Demonstrate preflighting applications involved with various digital image file structures and types.

•  Utilizing transform tool to adjust layer sizes
•  Evaluating layer masking of digital image file
7.) Explain attributes and characteristics of various type styles and their uses.

Examples: X-height, serif, spacing

8.) Demonstrate appropriate use of page layout software for desktop publishing.

9.) Compare various methods of image capture, including scanner, digital camera, and file downloads.

10.) Create original illustrations using appropriate design, tracing, and photography manipulating software.

11.) Explain why portable document format (PDF) has become an integral part of the printing industry.

12.) Create a PDF file from a native application file.

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