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Necessary Industry Skills for Fashion, Technical and Graphic Designers!
They are crucial in today’s world to communicate designs effectively. Designers and technical designers should know how to complete a full tech pack accurately from stitching to hardware to specifications. Adobe Illustrator is a great tool to create techpack templates and complete them.
Creating garment flats in Illustrator is essential in the industry. Used for techpacks, presentations, line sheets etc. Learn the tools necessary to do this effectively.
Custom swatches are easy to create in Illustrator. We will discuss stripes, plaids and simple & complex repeat patterns. Use these to fill you garment or to stand on their own.
Brushes are essentials for creating all types of fashion elements. We will review how to make a coverstitch brush and a zipper brush. With these tools you can then create lots of brushes to suit your needs.
Discover the easy to use text tool and alignment options to create professional linesheets; an essential tool needed to outline your products and their details.
Using text, images and vector drawings, you can create mood boards for your clients or internal company use without having to switch to Photoshop or Indesign.
- "The videos were very easy to follow along to, and worked really nicely as a learning tool." Kendel M. Sportswear Designer
- "I have not been comfortable with the pen tool and have dreaded using it, but your videos were fantastic and made me see exactly how I needed to use it. As I continued to use the tool with each demo I got more confidence and realized how much easier the pen tool is than I realized." Kristin S. Designer
- "It taught me so many techniques that were so helpful to making my own drawings look so much better. I loved learning about brushes and making things like zippers- it's already taking my drawings to another level." Lee C. Pattern Maker
- "I am very impressed with The Fashion Professor. It is a great tool." Eileen C. Accessory Designer
- "I like listening to the videos and reading. I tried the Adobe Illustrator trial course a few months back and didn't get much out of it. I've learned way more in your class already and we've only been at it a week!" Shawn P. Assistant Designer
- "Specialized just for our industry. Loved that I didn't have to sort through thousands of useless videos." Lauren S. Sportswear Designer
Here’s an overview of the 100+ videos on this site:
SECTION 1: OVERVIEW
SECTION 2: OVERVIEW
After reviewing the material in Section 2 you will be able to add more detail to the Basic T you created in Lesson 1. We will review: Colors, Solid and Pattern Swatches, Brushes and many other useful functions. Total time for Section 2 is 50:17 minutes.
SECTION 3: OVERVIEW
SECTION 4: OVERVIEW
Section 3 will show you how to take the T-shirts you have drawn in Lesson 1 and 2 and organize them onto a line sheet. We will also create a mood page and learn how to save your work as a multipage PDF . Total time for Section 3 is 25:12 minutes.
In Section 4 we will discuss what a Techpack is, set up a blank techpack template and color a garment that we can use to fill out the techpack in Section 5. Total time for Section 4 is 24:18 minutes.
SECTION 5: OVERVIEW
SECTION 6: OVERVIEW
In Section 5 we will learn more about what goes in a Techpack and complete a full Techpack. We will use the files we created in Section 4, the Techpack Template and The Coat in its 2 colorways. Total time for Section 5 is 24:31 minutes.
In Section 6 we will learn how to create basic geometric patterns, how to recolor your patterns and how to apply your patterns including scaling, rotating and moving. We will also learn how to create a weave to compliment your pattern. The total time for Section 6 is 25 minutes.
In Section 7 we will learn several functions to create this paisley repeat pattern. You can apply these same ideas to create your own design. The total time for Section 7 is 29.87 minutes.