ILU101 - Digital Tools

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Subject Title
Digital Tools

Subject Description
This course will provide illustration students with the vital programs needed to produce industry ready digital art. Students will produce weekly works that continually build on skills learned. Students will de-construct, analyze, and compare different styles, textures, design, drawing and coloring techniques and use them directly in their work. It will also cover colour and 2D design theory, the colour management and calibration tools within those programs. Experimentation and originality will be stressed when applying the learned skills to the student's portfolios.

Credit Status
Independent Illustration Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Create digital illustrations using both photoshop tools and existing photos.
2. Utilize vectors for both technique and design.
3. Apply colours that emphasize mood, character and story.
4. Choose and integrate light sources to create form, volume and depth.
5. Produce a digital and self-published portfolio of works.
6. Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.