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.

Unit details

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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 two graphics based on two different client briefs using a high-end application.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - graphics formats; - required applications for graphics production; - methods for manipulating graphics; - different colour models; - different effects that may be applied to an object; - object selection and editing, individually and in groups; - use of filters or effects; - styles and when they may be required; - text and formatting features used in graphics; - key requirements when interpreting a brief; - work health and safety (WHS) requirements that apply to working on a computer, and; - manufacturer manuals, work health and safety and enterprise documentation, including their location and purpose.

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