• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Digital Arts & Photography

This introductory level 8 week ONLINE course focuses on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, the industry standard software programs used by artists and designers alike. All aspects of Illustrator will be introduced, and students will learn how to create vector illustrations, edit and import image files, design layouts for graphic posters, logos, book covers, pattern making, typographic design, etc., and how to set up files for professional output. All available Illustrator tools will be thoroughly explained in an ongoing per-project basis.

Photoshop will also be addressed. It is used by many industries/professions and outputs to a wide range of file types. Among the options explored in Photoshop are: editing image files from a variety of sources; designing projects for print, web and/or devices, laying out text, photo compositing, creating simple animations for export as gifs or video files and digital painting.

Note: Students must have a basic knowledge and comfort working with computers. Students must also have a license for Photoshop and Illustrator for the duration of this course. Please see Materials for more information.

Spring 2021: 8 Weeks: Tuition: $325

Summer 2021: 8 Weeks: Tuition: $325   

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Notes: Tobias Williams is a Toronto based visual artist and Educator working in printmaking and digital media. His multidisciplinary art practice is concerned with exploring the relationship between society and technology. He graduated with an MFA from York University in 2013. He currently works as faculty at OCAD University, Humber College and TSA in Toronto. He has exhibited in group and solo shows both locally in Toronto and internationally. Recent exhibitions and events include “no name city” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, “Bad Geometry” at Project Gallery studios in Toronto, “Unkempt” a group exhibition which took place at MAW Guru located in lower Manhattan, and “Super Nova” a public screening series which took place in Denver. Tobias has received several awards and grants including a TAC Artists grant in 2014, an OAC artists grant in 2013 and the Don Phillips Scholarship at Open Studio in 2009.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
032Tobias WilliamsJuly 14, 2021 to Sept. 1, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Summer 2021
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
8-week courses$325.00

What you will learn

  • Digital image properties
  • Introduction to Photoshop basics for illustration and photography
  • Introduction to Illustrator basics for illustration and design
  • Preparing files for print and web
  • Workflows for working between different adobe software (Illustrator/Photoshop)

Materials to Bring

This course uses Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Photoshop and Illustrator. Since this course is offered online, students must have access to their own computer and a licensed subscription of Photoshop and Illustrator for the duration of this course. 

Photoshop and Illustrator can be purchased through Adobe on a monthly basis for approx. US $31/month. 

Photoshop is available standalone through the Adobe Photography package for US $9.99/month. Illustrator at US $20.99/month. Free trials are also available, if applicable.