This foundation course focuses on the visual and technical aspects of raster image painting applications. Students acquire a basic understanding of computer graphics tool and menu functions and computer graphics vocabulary. They learn a raster software application through a series of exercises and projects that provoke and explore creative problem-solving while applying drawing and design theory and principles. The course explores basic principles of 2-D animation. The primary software is Corel Painter though the course incorporates Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and QuickTime and introduces Dreamweaver.