Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART5919C

Course Title: Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : douglas mcmanus

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9421

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

LMTFD4005A Communicate and sell design concepts

Course Description

This module is designed to equip students with the skills to enhance and manipulate photographic images and materials specifically related to Textile and Screen Print in particular, to a standard required by industry. The emphasis will be on digital methods and technologies


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 finalimage 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 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


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

At the end of this unit students will should have the skills and knowledge necessary to enhance and manipulate photo-images ready for use in textile design materials and product.

Details of Learning Activities

Group Discussions,  brief specifics

Class work on image development and process

Technology - digital design tools and software, developing catalogue design concepts

Teaching Schedule

 Week Date AM PM

Week 1

8JulyMarket Design to local outlets -Course Guide project briefing. What is market research. 
Market Design to local outlets -
Writing the brief

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

Week 2

15 Julyinitial concepts explored developedinitial concepts explored developed

Week 3

22 July

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

Week 4

29 July Design studio [6hours all day] for Project Designer feedback sessions group, self directed learning

Week 5

5 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

12 august  Branding layout project story boardind product Branding layout project

Week 7

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

Week 8

26 augustProject Designer Folio collection Due
In class presentation to Douglas McManus

and industry guests

Project  Designer Folio collection Due
In class presentation to  Douglas McManus

and industry guests

Week 92 september Designer profiling online networks, publishing, blogs, capturing audience, [blog developmentDesigner profiling online networks, publishing, blogs, capturing audience, [blog development 

Week 10

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

Week 11

 16 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

 7 October

Digital photography [teams]
Photo shoot fabrics

Photoshop for print output catalogue all day

Week 13 14 OctoberDigital photography [teams]
Photo shoot product for storyboard
Week 14 21 October

Photoshop for digital enhancement

Photoshop for online content

Week 15 28 Octobertextile/ graphics/
 publishing online isbn

 textile/ graphicsp

ublishing online isbn

Week 16 4 november  No scheduled class. Students may use CAD LAB for exhibition marketing No scheduled class. Students may use CAD LAB exhibition marketing


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will undertake a fully integrated Textile Design project brief which will require them to undertake market research , develop a range of designs, present a folio and then put designs into production developing prototype concepts. The project will require students to be actively involved in group discussions during sessions and to undertake project work in a professional manner.

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

photographic portfolio 50%

didtal submission flickr site

catalogue images 30%

examples laid out for catalogue use

manipulated examples  20%

 using techniques of HDI

depth of field


Assessment Matrix

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