DR. DIMARCO paula.j.dimarco@csun.edu
Spring 2014

History of Graphic Arts (3)

Graphic Artists List
Guide to the movements

Study sheets:
Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau
Pictorial ModernismTimeline


A history of the development of the original print as a work of art from the 15th century to the present, including relief, intaglio and planographic media. Attention will also be given to the rise of graphic design and its impact as mass media in the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Using Moodle

Lecture schedule
Critical Reviews
Poster Assignment
Exam Study Guide 4th edition
Exam Study Guide 5th edition

Art341: T&Th
Production Design


Production Topics

Midterm Study Guide




Production mechanics of designed projects are prepared for offset printing and digital reproduction. In-depth review of color separations, ink, paper, and current trends in print production as well as digital reproduction and multimedia. Prerequisite: Art 244; Art 200; Corequisite; non-art majors consult department for equivalency.

Project 01 | Project 02 | Project 03

Summary 01 | Summary 02 | Summary 03

Summary 04 | Summary 05 | Summary 06

Using Moodle

Art356: M&W
Computer Publishing



Application of graphic design principles to computer generated page layout. Using current software applications, covers design of text documents, graphic elements, and their incorporation into page layouts. Emphasis on the use of the computer for decision-making and experimentation.Prerequisite: Art 244; Art 200; Corequisite; non-art majors consult department for equivalency.

Project 01 | Project 02 | Project 03

(In addition, there are several practice assignments that you will be required to submit. These assignments are listed in the schedule.)




Information Graphics

Branding and Logo Links and Articles

Editorial Links

Key Art

Photoshop Tutorials

Illustrator Tutorials

Printing Color Seperations

Folds and Bindings

Typography Links


Gradient stroke options

Text on a Circle

Blending Shapes and Color

Masking a Photo in Illustrator

Closing a Path


Photoshop Introduction

Other interesting things to check out.

Everything is a Remix Part 3

Milton Glaser- Drawing



Recommended Graphic Design Books!


Type- PBS

Helvetica - PERIOD.

Design - Font-mania

An Intro to Typography

Typography: Lesson TWO

Another Video About Typography


How to Design a Logo


Graphic Design Technical

Image Size & resolution

Resolution information

What is LPI?

Understanding resolution

More on Resolution


Creating a PDF & Packaging a file
(with fonts and images)

Writing High Resolution PDFs from Indesign

Make a PDF


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Educational priced software

Art Education Resources

Typography for Art Teachers

Tips for art Teachers