This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop computer-generated graphics based on a client brief, using a high-end application; and focuses on techniques required to create and manipulate visual objects on a page.

It applies to individuals who assist in the production of professionally designed and presented print and electronic media using desktop publishing software. They generally work under direct supervision with some responsibility for the production process and ensuring output meets the requirements of the design brief.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - develop graphics based on a client brief using a high-end application, and; - demonstrate ability to find and use information relevant to the task from a variety of information sources.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - correctly identify image formats; - identify correct application to be used; - explain how graphics can be manipulated; - identify different colour models; - identify attributes of appearance; - list different effects that may be applied to an object; - explain use of filters; - list text and formatting features used in graphics, and; - outline key requirements when interpreting a brief.

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