Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Julia Raath   99259201

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


4. Enhance and manipulate the images

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Select techniques for image manipulation and enhancement consistent with the concept, testing processes and purpose of the work
4.2 Select appropriate materials and equipment
4.3 Consider screen-based issues where appropriate
4.4 Apply selected techniques to enhance and manipulate the images to resolve them ready for output, which includes resolving output strategies


5. Output images

Performance Criteria:

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


6. Restore work environment and resources

Performance Criteria:

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


1. Retrieve work prints or digital files

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify and confirm concept for final image in consultation with relevant colleagues as required
1.2 Identify and select work prints or files that are consistent with concept or 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
2.2 Resolve output strategies consistent with the purpose of the final image, including identification of constraints and requirement of specified image use


3. Prepare work environment for analog or digital work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select work environment to meet requirements
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

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

This course is delivered with Communicate and Sell Design Concepts

  • Group Discussions, market research and brief specifics
  • Studios 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  

Week 1

6 JulyCourse Guide project briefing. Intro to branding and relevancy to market sector and designer project

Initial concepts explored / researched project brief defined

Week 2

13 JulyBranding layout project style guides
Colour, typography, graphic, image

Week 3


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

Week 4

27 JulyConcept Boards, visual colour layouts  

Week 5

3 August

Branding layout project,  Story boards

Week 6

10 AugustBranding layout project storyboarding 

Week 7

17 August

Designer Folio  

Week 8

24 August

Designer Folio

 Branding and Designer Folio Due

   31 August – 14 September – mid semester break 
Week 914 SeptemberSelf directed  Research - Designer profiling online networks, publishing, blogs, capturing audience 

Week 10

21 SeptemberDesigner profiling developing online presence e portfolios 

Week 11

 28 SeptemberDigital photography [teams]
Photo shoot fabrics
Week 125 October

Digital photography [teams]
Photo shoot product for storyboard

Week 13 12 October

Photoshop for digital enhancement and online content

Week 1419 October

Catalogue design  and photography

 Studio practice
Week 15 26 OctoberFinalising  print output of for INDUSTRY PANEL ASSESSMENT Designer Project
Week 16 3 November  Finalising Catalogue for PrintingCatalogue Due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Camera would be useful

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

All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.

Graded Assessment Tasks:

Designer Folio

  • Inspiration/ Concept Board define theme, colour palette, short statement on market, theme, product. Images
  • Design - Minimum 3 designs 6 co ordinates 3 Colourways 
  • Storyboards  Selected designs as story board format using illustrations photographs etc to show your textile designs

Exhibition Catalogue 

  • Selected images to fit brand
  • Layout and styling

Assessment Matrix

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