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New Media Skills

Fall 2004
Five weeks
Room 511C
Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm
Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm

Prof. Sreenath Sreenivasan
212-854-5979 * *

Duy Linh Tu, adjunct

Demystifing new media through hands-on production of Web sites. Software taught: Dreamweaver & Photoshop.

Session One
Current state of new media
Potential & pitfalls
Charms & challenges
Real world: Realities of the newsroom


Introduction to Photoshop
- Palettes
- Toolbar

- Zooming in/out
- Layers
- Brushes
- Selecting
- Adjusting color balance & brightness/contrast
- Navigation
- Filters
- Cloning

The ethics of photo editing

Introduction of "About" assignment: A
short Web page about you.

Homework: "About" assignment
Write essay
(250-300 words, 4-6 bullet points)

Homework: Create outline on paper of plans for a full personal site.

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Session Two

Introduction to digital cameras

Introduction to scanning

Adding acquired images to the Web

Servers, HMTL, and You: An non-geeky definition of how it all works together.

Introduction to Dreamweaver
Explore tools and windows
- Tables
- Images (insert, not import)
- Text as HTML (import, not insert)
- Mark Valenta exercise

Session Three

"About" assignment
Copy edit

Create outline

Create headlines in Photoshop

Create drop/raised caps

Upload site


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Session Four

Content management systems

Advanced Dreamweaver

Creating a splash page

Creating resumes

Creating story archives

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Session Five

Finish building personal Web site with splash page, "About," resume, writing samples




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