2009 Calendar Brief   January 2009

ABC Level 3 Award in Pixel-Based Image Manipulation

Design one or more pages of a calendar for 2009.

One excellent page and variations of possible design for the page are more valuable than many simple pages.
If you choose to do several pages they may either follow the same design template or explore alternative formats and styles.

Wherever possible use your own photographs or illustrations.
The calendar can relate to your photography or graphics courses if you wish.

Format for the calendar – landscape or portrait – size & theme is your decision. The calendar will usually include a grid of dates as examples shown.

Images should show manipulation, enhancing contrast, changing colour balance, resizing and perhaps cutting out from a background as appropriate.

Evaluative notes are required, showing the steps you have taken, how you feel about the outcome, and how the ideas could be further developed.

Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

1. Confidently apply tools and functions within Adobe Photoshop
2. Be able to establish settings and parameters for a range of image-file types
3. Construct and manipulate scanned images to achieve identified visual outcomes or intentions
4. Present and organise digital files ready for output to inkjet or laserprinter, and store the files within your H-Drive space, on the FS3 server, USB memory sticks or CDs, and perhaps on your social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo or your own portfolio Website, the Wiki Totton College Photography Website or Moodle resource via the intranet.

Your work should involve the use of the primary tools and functions used in pixel-based image manipulation software for the management, control and alteration of images for print output or screen-based presentation
• Use of layers, filters, channels and masking techniques
• Selection and mapping tools used for image manipulation
• File formats and storage/output options for digital images