Learn to draw fashion with Adobe Illustrator CC Intermediate
What you'll learn
- Competently produce detailed coloured fashion flats
- Create complex, resuable trim and stitch library components
- 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 advanced training with the details including link and discount code 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.
- This course follows on from "Learn to draw fashion with Adobe Illustrator CC - Beginner". You do not have to have completed the beginner course to take this intermediate course but you should have mastered the tools and techniques listed in the beginners course agenda before taking the intermediate course.
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 intermediate level 2 course, you will learn further tools and features that take your fashion flats from basic to detailed and professional.
- For students that have a basic working knowledge of drawing fashion with Adobe Illustrator or for students that have completed the Level 1 Beginners Illustrator 4 Fashion course.
- Learn how to add detailed design features to your drawings such as fabric fills, patterns ribbing, draping and shading.
- Learn to create reusable brush libraries of trims and stitching such as sequins, buttons, zippers and overlock stitching.
- 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. This level 2 intermediate course is aimed at students that have a basic working knowledge of fashion drawing with Adobe Illustrator. This course builds on the foundations learnt in Level 1, progressing to more advanced skills and techniques to bring fashion flats to life. Students will learn how to build powerful trim and brush libraries to improve design efficiency and accuracy. Level 2 also looks more in depth at the use of colour, patterns, fabric fills and embellishments, to add dynamism and realism to drawings. The final section of this course features a selection of garment drawing tutorials, putting the skills and techniques learnt in the first part of the course into real life 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
- Students who have completed the "Learn to draw fashion with Adobe Illustrator CC - Beginner" course and are looking to progress to the next level
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.