Learn to draw fashion with Adobe Illustrator CC - Beginners
What you'll learn
- You will have a good foundation in drawing fashion flats
- You will be well on your way to becoming a fashion designer with expert skills in Adobe Illustrator.
- You will be ready to progress to the intermediate and advanced training with the details and links to these additional online courses provided in the course summary.
- You will stand out from the thousands of fashion design graduates and make yourself more attractive to potential employers.
- You should have Adobe Illustrator installed. The training is designed around the latest Adobe Creative Cloud 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.
Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to draw fashion flats. Develop your skills to enable you to produce creative, accurate product designs quickly and to standards required for retail and manufacturing.
In this beginners level course, you will learn all the core tools and features that make up the basic fashion drawing toolbox.
- For beginners that have not used Adobe Illustrator before
- Overview of Illustrator terminology
- Overview of design and product development processes used in industry and how Illustrator fits into the design workflow
- Familiarise yourself with the Illustrator interface
- Learn the core tools and features needed to produce basic fashion drawings
- 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 well 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.
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 the 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. In this level 1 beginners course, aimed at users with no previous Illustrator knowledge, we start off by introducing you to the Illustrator terminology and interface. You'll also gain an understanding of the fashion product development process used in industry and how Adobe Illustrator is used as part of this. Following this we will then go through in simple individual tutorials all the functional tools you need to know how to use to get you started with fashion drawing. The final part of the course features a series of garment drawing workshops where we will put together all the skills you have acquired into practise.
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
With a background in fashion design and technology, I have been lucky enough to have spent the last twelve years travelling the world working with some of the biggest names in fashion and retail, implementing and training fashion technology solutions. I have become an expert in Adobe Illustrator for fashion design, 3D garment design and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management). When implemented and trained correctly all of these solutions help fashion retailers get products to market quicker and more efficiently with less costly mistakes making them invaluable to the industry today.
Many fashion students are graduating knowing nothing or little about these applications that are so critical to the product development process. One of the main complaints from fashion retailers and brands are that graduates lack key skills required by industry. Because the learning curve for these applications can be steep, and there are so many skills that fashion students need to acquire it is very difficult for universities to provide comprehensive training in everything within their fashion design programs.
There are also many people working in the industry today that have received little formal training on these applications. For example many fashion designers may use Adobe Illustrator but do not adhere to any drawing standards or best practises so have problems such as not being able to easily edit each other's drawings, create colourways quickly or create reusable components properly, making them inefficient. When designers, buyers or merchandisers want to perhaps start a new job, if that company is already using PLM, it can be very daunting to suddenly find you are expected to adopt an entirely new way of working if your previous company didn't work this way.
I am passionate about how creative IT applications can support both the creative design and product development process and now want to be able to share my skills and experience with students worldwide.