Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4224

Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

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Nominal Hours: 80.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Josiane Mueller

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4585

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This a foundation course in digital processing manipulation and output. Tutorials and class exercises focus on practical industry required skill sets including photo restoration, portrait retouching and file manipulation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI08B Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages


1. Retrieve work prints or digital files.

2. Plan image output.

3. Prepare work environment for analogue or digital work.

4. Enhance and manipulate the image(s).

5. Output image(s).

6. Restore work environment, equipment and materials and ensure safe storage

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to competently navigate through Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge and the Adobe RAW file converter. You will also be able to successful employ a range of professional digital retouching and photographic enhancement techniques.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through a practical demonstration of skills using required equipment
and materials and selected techniques for image manipulation and output for a range of images. These images demonstrate the application of selected techniques and which are consistent with concept and purpose of the work.