Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: VART5919C

Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to apply techniques to image enhancement, manipulation, output and post-output processes. The manipulation and output processes are used to enhance and resolve the concept for the image.

The unit may be part of a fully integrated clustered program. It is essential that student are enrolled in other units as outlined in the program to ensure successful completion of any projects or assessments that constitute part of the program.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPHI08A Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages


1. Retrieve work prints or digital files

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify and confirm concept for final image in consultation with relevant colleagues
1.2 Identify and select work prints or files which are consistent with concept/brief


2. Plan image output

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and confirm qualities and characteristics of the work prints or files suitable for
enhancement and manipulation consistent with concept/brief
2.2 Resolve output strategies consistent with the purpose of the final image, including
identification of constraints and requirement of specified image use (print or electronic)


3. Prepare work environment for analogue or digital work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select work environment which meets requirements for specific tasks
3.2 Care for work environment so that it remains clean and safe during the production of
3.3 Safely set up relevant equipment and prepare materials for the work


4. Enhance and manipulate the image(s)
consider screen based issues

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select techniques for image enhancement and manipulation consistent with the
concept, testing processes and purpose of the work
4.2 Select materials and equipment appropriate for the selected techniques and, for a
digital context, consider screen based issues
4.3 Safely apply selected techniques to enhance and manipulate the image(s) in order to
resolve image(s) ready for output, which includes resolving output strategies


5. Output image(s)

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Select appropriate materials and/or equipment for output option
5.2 Safely output image by digital or analogue means


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

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Safely restore work area after use
6.2 Minimise and clean up waste in accordance with safety requirements
6.3 Clean and maintain equipment in accordance with manufacturer‟s instructions
6.4 Store equipment in accordance with workplace procedures and ensure readiness for
future use

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Demonstration, class discussion, research projects, practical activities.

Teaching Schedule

Week. Activity/Topic
1 Course overview. Demonstration and class activity: Revision of Photoshop, digital asset management. Discussion of use of photo-imaging for fashion.
2 Revision: image acquisition/ Camera Technique, practical exercises: DOF, Exposure Time
3 Individual negotiation and development of brief for assessment task 1
4 Flexible delivery. Shooting for assessment task 1
5 Demonstration: Using masks in Photoshop. Work on assessment task 1
6 Work on Assessment Task 1.
7 Assessment Task 1 due
8 Product photography for catalogue. Class discussion and demonstration of photographic styles to suit graduate exhibition catalogue.
9 Flexible delivery. Shooting for assessment task 2.
10 Demonstration: Using Masks in Photoshop. Work on assessment task 2.
11 Demonstration: Using the scanner as a camera to produce images. Students to bring a (small) object. Negotiation and development of assessment task 3 Assessment Task 2 due.
12 Demonstration/discussion: Using online portfolios, blogs, Google galleries, Flickr, Facebook pages.
13 Flexible delivery. Shooting for assessment task 3.
14 Course review, blog review. Assessment task 3 due.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Books: Students to familiarize themselves with current and historical trends in textile and general screen-printing and possible uses of photography as source material.
Materials: Computer, pencils, pens, diary, camera, scanner.
Other: See Blackboard, Bibliography

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ’not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ’competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Assessment Tasks

1. Fashion Shoot 2 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6
2. Catalogue Photography 40% 1,2,3,4,5
3. Shoot My Blog 20% 1,2,3,4,5
4. Visual Diary Required for competency 1,2,3

Assessment Matrix

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