Are you a Fashion school student or plan to enroll? Want to enhance your digital garment design skills? Benefit from the comprehensive introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion design, "The Craft of Garment Design with Adobe Illustrator". Suitable for beginners and seasoned professionals, this self-study textbook will help you to get started quickly with detailed, step-by-step instructions and will offer useful tips if you already know what you are doing.
My illustrated self-study textbook will teach you how to use effectively Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 for garment design. You will learn the skillset that is absolutely necessary for a contemporary fashion industry specialist. The textbook will guide you step-by-step through development of technical and stylized garment drawings, creation of harmonious color palettes, textile patterns, fabric rendering, fashion brushes (zipper, stitches etc.), Mood boards, Style boards, promotion elements and cover many other skills required to develop, refine, and present your design ideas.
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This chapter introduces you to the Adobe Illustrator workspace, location of panels and tools. You will learn how to set Adobe Illustrator commands, how to create a new document and save it.
You will be able to use Adobe Illustrator basic panels and tools after studying this chapter. You will learn how to draw basic shapes, modify them, fill them with various colors and patterns. At the end of this chapter you will create several buttons and pockets.
In this chapter you will continue learning important Adobe Illustrator tools and panels. You will perform some exercises to build flowers, develop basic cross stich and crochet patterns. You will learn how to create a document with several artboards and how to manipulate them.
This chapter is dedicated to one of the main tools of Adobe Illustrator – the Pen tool. You will learn how to draw various lines and closed paths of any shape.
Studying this chapter, you will understand difference between the technical illustration and stylized illustration, learn new additional Adobe Illustrator panels and keyboard shortcuts. Following step-by-step instructions, you will create a basic skirt (front and back view), pleated skirt, flared skirt and so on. You will learn easy ways how to modify vector drawings and be able to create any skirt design.
This chapter will teach you to draw pants and modify pant design. Exploring more Adobe Illustrator tools and panels, you will learn the most efficient ways of creating jeans with numerous top stitches. At the end of this chapter you will begin creating your own library of garment details.
This chapter shows you the most efficient way to create a T-shirt technical drawing. You will find several ideas about creation of a cowl collar dress and embroidery embellishment. The chapter teaches you how to draw a knitted dress with ribbing at the neckline, sleeve cuffs and the waistline. Following the chapter instructions, you will create new simple brushes such as zipper teeth and decorative topstitches. You will learn how to draw a folded sleeve while transforming a T-shirt into a bomber jacket.
This chapter continues the topic of flat drawings of upper torso garments. You will create a shirt and learn how to draw a collar with a collar stand, front placket with buttons, sleeve placket and much more. The second part of this chapter guides you step-by-step through creation of a tailored single-breasted jacket. After you master this technique, you will be able to draw a technical illustration of any jacket, modify the jacket front view and transform it into the jacket back view. Developing a bold line along a garment contour will help you to create more attractive garment drawings.
This chapter teaches you how to create your own color swatches by using Adobe Illustrator panels or photographs. You will learn different ways to develop harmonious color palettes, experiment with global colors, gradient, Live Paint tools, paint cross stitch patterns and so on. You will begin creating your own library of color swatches.
Performing this chapter exercises, you will learn how to work with scanned fabric swatches, define repeated pattern elements, fill garment outlines with non-repeat prints, create a fabric with an abstract print from a photo, build various vector patterns, move and rotate a textile print inside of a garment outline and create a lace fabric.
This chapter focuses on various techniques of creating a collage. You will learn how to create a Mood Board or any fashion collage. This chapter explains how to organize collage structure correctly, how to cut out part of a photo or any raster image. You will experiment with various effects that can be applied to raster images in Adobe Illustrator and create patchwork quilt patterns.
This chapter explains how to create a stylized drawing by transforming a technical drawing or using a photograph. The second part of this chapter shows several ways of fashion sketch creation: using the Live Trace option, tracing a photo or a hand drawn sketch with the Pen tool.
You can find several ideas about creation of promotion elements in this chapter. It is fun to work with the Type tool, modify text, apply various effects to letters. You will create images by filling outlines with text, fill letters with raster images and learn how to draw folded garments on shelves, as well as tags, packaging bags, boxes and so on.
Creating fashion brushes is very exciting. This chapter explains various ways of brush creation. With one click you will be able to change any vector path appearance by applying a fashion brush. You will learn how to create various topstitches and seams, beads, shoelace, fringe and many more. The chapter offers some exercises with symbols and raster images. You will begin creating your own library of fashion brushes.
This chapter continues the topic of fashion brushes. You will learn how to create more complex brushes such as zippers, various chains, repeating flowers, knife pleats, accordion pleats, gathers, frills, fur and so on.
Appendix provides you with easy to use tables that describe Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 main terms, tools and keyboard shortcuts.