Course Description

This studio course introduces students to best practices for creating digital illustration. Students explore advanced tools in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator such as layers, layer styles, adjustments, blending modes, filters, masks, channels, paths, transformations, brushes, pen tool, selections, animation timelines, smart objects, scanning artwork, exporting for print and web, and many other functions. Through lectures and class discussions, this course examines the wide range of contemporary illustration such as animated gifs, posters, video games, packaging, editorial illustration, and comics. In-class course is held in OCAD U's computer lab using the latest software. Students are recommended to have access to a tablet.

Recommended Prerequisites

 Intro to Adobe Illustrator CSDM-N129, Intro to Adobe Photoshop CSDM-N138, Illustration Essentials CSDI-N115, or equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Digital Toolkit for Illustrators
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Feb 27, 2020 to Apr 02, 2020
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $445.00
Section Notes

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to our online learning management system, Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvas.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.