Learn Fashion Design like never before with SnapFashun

The SnapFashun Beginners' course is your 1st step to the principles and techniques of becoming a fashion designer.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Learn the principles and elements of fashion design like never before!

Do you have a passion for fashion? Do you want to learn how to be a fashion designer but don't have access to a school fashion program due to budget cuts? Are your dreams of a career in fashion being limited because you don’t have the time or money to attend a college or university? The SnapFashun Program is your solution!

In this Beginners' course, we will show you the basic essentials of working with fashion flats in Adobe Illustrator. The SnapFashun Program has 3 components to provide a truly unique experience:

1) Included in the course will be access to our massive database of fashion flats in 6 SnapLibraries: Women's, Men's, Kids, Costume, Handbags & In-Store.

2) Included as well will be a 1 year license to SnapFashun's unique software plug-in for Adobe Illustrator CC that provides an interactive reference library as well as browser to store and retrieve the sketches in the database.

NOTE: Once you're registered for the course, we'll send you a link to download the software, installation instruction, SnapLibraries details and user manual.

3) Finally, our course will allow you to develop skills and techniques to create your designs from inspiration to create a technical design pack that can be used for production.

In this Beginners' level course, you will learn all the tools necessary to begin your fashion design journey and prepare you for the Intermediate and Advanced levels of our Program.

  • For Beginners that have not used Adobe Illustrator before
  • Overview of Illustrator
  • Overview of design principles and elements used in industry and how Illustrator fits into the design workflow
  • Familiarize yourself with the Illustrator interface
  • Learn the core tools and features needed to produce basic fashion drawings
  • Learn fashion color basics including color properties & color schemes
  • Learn basic fashion principles and elements including balance, proportions, rhythm & emphasis......and more. 

We're excited to bring you a unique blend of resources that you can use to create your own fashion line. We use Adobe Illustrator CC along with a plug in that contains a comprehensive library of thousands of templates for you to choose from and make edits to customize your garments to meet your fashion goals. Whether you are designing, marketing or teaching, these instructional videos will give you step by step how to training to make your fashion dreams come alive!

What are the requirements?

  • This course requires Adobe Illustrator CC. You can learn more clicking on this link: http://adobe.ly/1Rfg2Ow

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create custom fashion designs of any kind
  • Learn the beginning principles of fashion design
  • Learn the basics of fashion sketch alteration and customization in Adobe illustrator CC
  • You will be ready to advance to the intermediate course

Who is the target audience?

  • Fashion design students
  • DIY & home sewing professionals
  • Aspiring fashion designers
  • Design & merchandising employees of fashion companies
  • Anyone looking to increase their fashion design skills using Adobe Illustrator CC.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: SnapFashun Beginners' course

The learning objectives for this lesson are:

  1. Opening the libraries in Adobe Illustrator
  2. Exploring the vast folders and subfolders of fashion sketches
  3. Dragging the sketches to an artboard
  4. Closing and saving file formats
  5. Practice creating an outfit of sketches

The learning objectives for this lesson are:

1. Practice the Tools Panel in Adobe Illustrator with SnapFashun sketches

a) Selection tools

b) Stroke and Fill tools

c) Navigation tools

d) Screen Modes

2. Tour the Menu drop down to see the basics of editing, viewing and transforming your sketches

3. Tour and practice the Control panel


The learning objectives for this lesson are:

  1. Decide on color settings
  2. Determine Color Palette options
  3. Practice the Color Picker
  4. Explore and practice the Swatches panel of color
  5. Practice the Eyedropper tool

The learning objectives for this lesson are:

1. Explore and practice Transform tools

- Move, Scale, Rotate and Reflect

2. Explore and practice Construction tools

- Group and ungroup tools


The learning objectives for this lesson are:

  1. Explore and use the pattern fill from the Swatches panel
  2. Change the scale of a pattern on a sketch
  3. Reposition a pattern on a sketch


The learning objectives for this lesson are:

  1. Explore and practice the effects texturing tools
  2. Explore and add brush types to our SnapFashun sketches
  3. Change design details to alter the texture


The learning objectives for this lesson are:

  1. Create a Fashion Design Mood Board
  2. Customize SnapFashun sketches and croquis

                  a)  Color

                  b)  Pattern

                  c)  Group and Ungroup to reconstruct items

   3.    Use the rectangle tool to make a background

   4.    Practice the Text Tool to name your garments and mood board.

Section 2: Resources

In this PDF you'll learn the basic elements of design including: line, space, texture, shape, pattern & color.


In this PDF you'll learn the basic principles of design including: balance, proportion, emphasis, rhythm & unity. 


In this PDF you'll learn the basics of color and fashion including:

1- Properties of color - hue, value, chroma & types

2- Color schemes - analogous, complimentary, accented neutral & monochromatic

3- Warm vs. Cool

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Instructor Biography

Betty Hurd, Fashion Design Instructor

Having spent over a decade implementing and training software technologies into fashion projects from design to marketing to retailing, I have spent time working with the designers and marketers. Over the years there seemed to be a common theme, difficulty having resources that worked well together in one place. This reduces productivity, leaves more room for error as well as sharing the necessary documents to complete the project and bring the design or product to the market. This training can be taken by a variety of people that include company design employees, freelance designers, fashion design students and anyone else looking to learn or improve their fashion designs with Adobe Illustrator.

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