Fashionista Pro Pack

Tailored Illustrator Training

Fashionista Pro

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Are you a fashion professional that needs to master Illustrator to present your concepts? We have classes for fashion illustration, creating flat sketches and designing tiles for repeat patterns for yardage. This training is designed specifically for fashion and textile designers that need Illustrator. Available 1-2-1, small groups and corporate. All content can be tailored for this class.

Main Topics

  • Document set-up for fashion illustration, trade sketches and patterns
  • Working with the pen tool
  • Managing layers and groups
  • Working with swatches and the pattern tool
  • Saving, exporting and printing

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand industry standard illustration techniques
  • How to accurately drawn flat sketches
  • Creating patterns for yardage
  • Output your documents correctly for print

What you Get

  • Face-to-face group training
  • Work on own files or choose from our extensive library
  • Qualified trainers with many years industry experience
  • 30 page Adobe reference guide
  • Optional subscription to video tutorial
  • Optional on-site training

Lesson Options

Because everyone’s needs are different, we have Fashionista Pro lessons available in:

  • One day sessions
  • Two day sessions
  • Three day sessions
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The Fashionista Pro Illustrator Training Pack is best suited to:

  1. Fashion professionals that will be using Adobe Illustrator weekly or more.
  2. Professionals who are self taught and need to learn industry standards.
  3. Professionals who need to create and edit patterns for yardage.
  4. Designers at a beginner level as well as intermediate and advanced.
  5. Anyone working on Illustrator files supplied by a graphic designer.

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Fashionista Pro

Illustrator Workspace
Illustrator Control panel
Navigating within a document
Utilising the bounding box
Guides and grids
Preview and Outline modes
Saving Illustrator workspaces
Using Illustrator’s basic selection tools

Setting up Documents for Flat Sketches
Document setup
Using multiple artboards
Working with croquis

Drawing Flat Sketches
Illustrator pen tool
Creating compound paths
Creating compound shapes
Editing Illustrator paths
Editing anchor points
Creating compound shapes

Strokes and Brushes for Flat Sketches
Creating strokes for stitching
Using brushes for darts and folds
Expanding brush strokes and trims
Pattern brushes
Creating custom brushes

Creating Story Boards
Drawing croquis; adult, youth, toddler and baby
Creating fabric swatch samples
Adding layer effects for depth

Creating Patterns for Textile Yardage
Drawing tiles for seamless repeat patterns
Illustrator’s Pattern Tool
Exporting tiles for yardage

Fashion Illustration
Drawing garments on croquis
Working with clipping masks
Drawing stylised illustrations

Illustrator Groups and Layers
The importance of using layers in Illustrator
Creating and editing groups
Group attributes
Understanding Illustrator’s Layers panel

Applying colors
Creating solid color swatches
Creating global process swatches
Working with linear gradient fills

Transforming Objects
Moving and copying objects
Scaling objects
Rotating objects
Aligning objects

Symbols for Fashion Trade Sketches
Using and editing symbols
Creating buttons, zips and buttons holes
Defining your own symbols
Live Effects

Clipping Masks for Fabric Swatches in Illustrator
Working with Masks
Cropping photographs
Clipping artwork with masks
Clipping the contents of a layer
Defining masks with soft edges

Saving and Printing
Saving your Illustrator document
Illustrator file formats
Printing your document
Preparing your files for the Web