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Introduction to Web Graphics - Adobe Fireworks

Course Number: CAS 110
Transcript Title: Intro to Web Graphic-Fireworks
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: July 10, 2015
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F, P-NP (default), audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode:


placement into RD 115 and WR 115

Course Description

Introduces the basic features of Adobe Fireworks. Includes basic drawing and photo manipulation tools and creation of graphics for websites. Recommended: placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the different applications of vector and bitmap imaging.
  2. Interface images to screen-based applications for the Web such as Adobe Photoshop.
  3. Apply drawing and photo-manipulation tools for the creation and editing of graphic images.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment may include:  Projects with original work could include flyer, brochure, poster, newsletter, and/or web page design. Journals, group discussions about design and design software, objective tests and quizzes.

Course Activities and Design

Activities may include: online readings and videos, on line class discussions, open ended assignments

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies, Skills

  • Manipulate simple graphics.
  • Understand differences between .gif, .jpg and .png graphics.
  • Graphics terminology.
  • Use Drawing, painting and photo manipulation tools.
  • Group and ungroup objects in an image.
  • Copyright issues related to Internet graphics.
  • Inserting graphics and/or images into web pages.
  • Compare and contrast bit-map/vector graphics
  • Upload web page containing an image to a server.