Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

Douglas McManus


9925 9421

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


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 work
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


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


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 manufacturers 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

NOTE: This course is delivered with Market Designs to Local Outlets, MKTG5769C and Communicate and Sell Designs, VART5913C. Please refer to information in `Other Information’ below.


Group Discussions, market research and brief specifics

Class work on design development and process

Research, and analyse Forecasting, design options and communication methods, developing branding styles

Technology - Internet research, digital design tools, developing mood /concept boards and design concepts

Teaching Schedule

 Week Date AM PM

Week 1

7JulyMarket Design to local outlets -Course Guide project briefing. What is market research. 
Market Design to local outlets -what is local , online? 
Writing the brief

Market Design to local outlets - Market research self directed learning. 

Week 2

14 Julyinitial concepts explored developedinitial concepts explored developed

Week 3


Project Designer, No scheduled class. Students may use CAD LAB  independent study flexible learning

Week 4

28 July Design studio [6hours all day] for Project Designer

Week 5

4 august

 Branding layout project style guides
Colour, typography, graphic, image

Market report Due

Branding layout project style guides
Colour, typography, graphic, image

Market report Due

Week 6

11 august  Branding layout project story boarding product Branding layout project

Week 7

18 august Branding layout project storyboarding
3d draping
Branding layout project storyboarding
3d draping

Week 8

25 august

Project Designer Folio collection Due  

 industry guests/ panel

Project  Designer Folio collection Due
and industry guests/panel

Week 915 september Designer profiling online networks, publishing, blogs, capturing audience, [blog developmentDesigner profiling online networks, publishing, blogs, capturing audience, [blog development 

Week 10

22 SeptemberDesigner profiling developing online presence e portfoliosDesigner profiling, online publishing

Week 11

 29 SeptemberNo scheduled class. Students may use CAD LAB for Plan Production Processes No scheduled class. Students may use CAD LAB for Plan Production Processes
  Semester Break 

Week 12

  6 october

Digital photography [teams]
Photo shoot fabrics

Photoshop for print output catalogue all day

Week 13 13 OctoberDigital photography [teams]
Photo shoot product for storyboard
 studio practice
Week 14 20 October

Photoshop for digital enhancement

Photoshop for online content

 studio practice


Week 16 3 November  No scheduled class. Students may use CAD LAB No scheduled class. Students may use CAD LAB


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

photgraphic  presentation portfolio

group styling shoot 20%

manipulation examples 20%

exhibition product  photography 50%

presentation to panel 10%


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This unit is clustered with Communicate and Sell Designs and Market Designs to Local Oultet therefore the teaching schedule may vary according to the time allocation for each unit.

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