This hands-on computer graphics course introduces the student to advanced digital composition concepts and techniques. The emphasis in this course is imaging software integration in the creative process. The student has the opportunity to produce a professional portfolio of digital images to use in design and fine art. Topics such as transparency scanning, channel and layer manipulation, large format printing and proofing, digital camera use, complex montage, type and filter effects are covered in depth. In addition, the important techniques of imaging software integration and file format compatibilities are discussed and applied while preparing images for print, video, Web and CD/DVD distribution. In addition, students will be introduced to assorted projects involving self-promotion and client-based needs. Students will have the opportunity to output images in large digital format in the graphics lab and at area service bureaus for dramatic public presentation. At the conclusion of this course, students will have assembled a portfolio presentation for public viewing.