Learn to draw fashion with Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced
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Learn to draw fashion with Adobe Illustrator CC - Advanced

Adobe Illustrator training specifically tailored for fashion designers
4.5 (39 ratings)
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386 students enrolled
Created by Jo Hughes
Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Ability to competently apply advanced fabric fill techniques that adapt to the drape of the fabric, making your fashion flats look as realistic as possible
  • Advanced digital fashion illustration techniques
  • How to produce professional standard documents to communicate your designs to the wider design/buying/product development teams and supply chain
  • How to integrate your illustrator drawings into professional standard design and product development workflows to improve efficiency
  • Tools and techniques to increase your productivity
  • How to optimise your AI files for integration into other supporting product development systems
  • Achieve expert fashion design skills in Adobe Illustrator
  • You will stand out from the thousands of fashion design graduates and make yourself more attractive to potential employers
Requirements
  • You should have Adobe Illustrator installed. The training is designed around the CC version of Illustrator, however you can still follow the training with older versions of Illustrator as many of the techniques will be the same. You should be aware though that there may be some functions featured that will not be available in older versions
  • You should have completed the beginners and intermediate levels of the Illustrator 4 Fashion course as this course will assume students already have a certain level of Adobe Illustrator competency
Description

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to draw fashion flats and illustrations. Develop your skills to enable you to produce creative, accurate product designs quickly and to standards required for retail and manufacturing.

In this advanced level 3 course, you will learn advanced tools and techniques to make your fashion flats as realistic as possible but the main focus of this level will be about implementing your Illustrator drawings into the professional design and development workflow and improving your design efficiency and communication.

  • For students that already have a reasonable competency in drawing fashion with Adobe Illustrator and are looking to take their work to a professional level or for students that have completed the Level 2 Intermediate Illustrator 4 Fashion course.

  • Introduces new panels to increase your design productivity.

  • Producing fashion flats are only part of the design and development workflow. Your designs need to be communicated to the design and buying teams and the supply chain. We’ll look at how to use Illustrator to produce fashion illustrations, design cards and colourway sheets.

  • You will learn how to optimise your files for integration into other supporting product development systems and how to address compatibility issues with legacy versions of Illustrator.

  • Garment drawing workshops.

Learn essential skills required by the fashion industry

Having spent over a decade implementing and training software technologies into fashion brands and retailers across the globe, I spent a lot of time working with the designers. Over the years there seemed to be a common theme in the design room - lots of designers were using Illustrator proficiently but many either couldn't use it at all or couldn't use it very well. They also didn't adhere to any drawing standards or best practises so had problems such as not being able to easily edit each other's drawings, create colourways quickly or create reusable components properly, making them inefficient.

Illustrator 4 Fashion training has been specifically tailored for fashion, with the needs of the industry in mind. The training can be taken by company design employees, freelance designers, fashion design students and anyone else looking to learn or improve their fashion drawing with Adobe Illustrator.

Course Overview

Most Adobe Illustrator manuals and online training courses are industry generic with many modules not relevant to fashion drawing. It can be hard to know which features to learn and how to develop techniques to draw professional fashion designs. Illustrator 4 Fashion only teaches you features and techniques relevant to drawing fashion flats, illustrations and garment components.

The Illustrator 4 Fashion course is split into 3 levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced. This level 3 advanced course is all about design productivity and efficiency and how to successfully communicate designs to the extended supply chain including buying and suppliers. Students will learn the final set of advanced tools and techniques to make fashion flats looks as realistic as possible as well as introducing some new panels to increase productivity in a professional environment. To aid design communication, this level also looks at how to use Illustrator to produce fashion illustrations, including how to utilise the tools to achieve realistic fabric drape over a figure.

From a professional workflow perspective this level also details how to produce the supporting documentation, such as design cards and colourway sheets, needed to communicate designs to colleagues and suppliers. Finally, students will learn how to optimise Adobe Illustrator files for integration into other supporting product development systems and how to address compatibility issues with legacy versions of Illustrator

Every lecture includes supporting Illustrator work files so that students can follow the lecture exactly.

Who this course is for:
  • Suitable for fashion design students
  • Suitable for freelance fashion designers
  • Suitable for company fashion design employees
  • Suitable for anyone looking to learn how to draw fashion using Adobe Illustrator
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 04:17:15
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:55

This video introduces you to the structure of the advanced course:

  • Tools and panels

  • Effects, filters and object distortion

  • Fashion illustration

  • Communication and collaboration

  • Legacy issues

  • Workshops

Preview 01:55
+ Tools and Panels
6 lectures 36:59

Topics covered in this lecture are:

  • Blending strokes

  • Blending shapes

  • Blending colours

Preview 08:59

In this lecture we learn how to warp objects and raster images using the Warp Tool

Warp Tool
02:50

In this lecture we learn how to view and adjust all the visual appearances of an object including strokes, fills, transparency and effects using the Appearance Panel.

Appearance Panel
04:02

In this tutorial we learn how to save sets of appearance attributes such as strokes, fills, effects and transparency into 'Graphic Styles' which can then be quickly applied to any object, group or layer in any document.

Graphic Styles Panel
10:09

In this lecture we learn how to use the Image Trace feature that turns raster images into editable vector artwork, which is great for mood and presentation board work where you can be a bit more stylized.

Image Trace Panel
04:56

In this lecture we learn how to use The Libraries Panel to save many different types of assets from a range of creative cloud applications and mobile apps for reuse in other applications.

Libraries Panel
06:03
+ Effects, Filters and Object Distortion
1 lecture 15:53

Topics covered in this lecture are:

  • Drop shadows

  • Roughen

  • Rounded corners

  • Scribble

  • Envelope distort

Effects, Filters and Object Distortion
15:53
+ Fashion Illustration
1 lecture 31:38

Topics included in this lecture are:

  • Figures

  • Image trace

  • Tracing with the pen tool

  • Drawing hair

  • Drawing facial features

Fashion Illustration
31:38
+ Communication and Collaboration
5 lectures 01:12:40

This video introduces you to the structure of the Comunication and Collaboration section:

  • Creating Design Cards

  • Creating Presentation Boards and Colourway Sheets

  • Adobe Bridge

  • Optimisation and Integration

Introduction to Communication and Collabration
09:38

Topics included in this lecture are:

  • Creating design card templates

  • Applying graphic styles

  • Annotation

  • Zoomed detail

  • Saving for Microsoft Office

Creating Design Cards
26:19

Topics included in this lecture are:

  • Libraries

  • Recolour artwork – creating colourways

  • Symbol editing – replace trims

Creating Presentation Boards and Colourway Sheets
10:26

This lecture introduces you to Adobe Bridge - a supporting application to Adobe Illustrator that is used to organise and manage digital media assets.

Adobe Bridge
11:25

Topics included in this lecture are:

  • Exporting JPEGS

  • Optimising AI file

  • Optimising PDF

  • File info properties

Optimisation and Integration
14:52
+ Legacy Issues
1 lecture 03:55

Topics included in this lecture are:

  • Saving to legacy formats

  • Legacy brushes

Legacy Issues
03:55
+ Workshops
4 lectures 01:34:15

Techniques and functions:

  • Image trace

  • Pen tool

  • Envelope distort with mesh

  • Clipping mask

  • Layers

  • Warp tool


Knitwear
09:33

Techniques and functions

  • Pen tool 

  • Modify anchor points and bezier curves

  • Reflect tool

  • Average and join anchor points

  • Pencil tool  (modify lines)

  • Layers

  • Profiles

  • Symbol library (buttons)

  • Edit symbols   

  • Align and distribute (buttons)

  • Warp effect (flap pockets)

  • Outline stroke/dashed stroke (topstitching)

  • Blend tool (ribbing)

  • Roughen effect (fur collar)

  • Paint brush (fur collar)

  • Clipping mask

  • Blob brush

  • Transparency

Jacket With Detachable Fur Collar
35:34

Techniques and functions:

  • Pen tool

  • Modify anchor points and bezier curves

  • Pencil tool (modify lines)

  • Layers

  • Gradient fill (silk fabric)

  • Envelope distort with mesh (silk fabric)

  • Image trace (lace)

  • Pattern brush (lace)

  • Clipping masks

  • Paint Brush (shading)

  • Transparency

  • Gaussian Blur (silk fabric)

Fashion Sketch – Silk Dress
15:31

Techniques and functions:

  • Pen tool

  • Modify anchor points and bezier curves

  • Pencil tool (modify lines)

  • Shapebuilder tool

  • Profiles

  • Layers

  • Live shapes

  • Outline stroke/dashed stroke (topstitching)

  • Patterns (spotty blouse)

  • Envelope distort with mesh

  • Symbol library (buttons)

  • Edit symbols

  • Warp effect

  • Clipping mask

  • Blob brush

  • Transparency

Fashion Sketch – Checked Trousers and Polka Dot Blouse
33:37