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Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats

Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats

with Robin Schneider

Video: Welcome

Hi I am Robin Schneider, and welcome to Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats. In this course I am going to show you how to use Adobe Illustrator to create technical flats. I'm going to focus on only the tools you'll need for drawing fashion flats, like working with Selection tools, Shapes, Pathfinder and the Pen tool, so you can jump right in and start drawing. I'll walk you through creating some basic flats such as shirts, skirts, blazers and pants. I'll also show you how to create custom brushes and symbols to speed up your workflow.
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  1. 5m 28s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      28s
    3. Working with older versions of Illustrator
      2m 55s
    4. What is a flat?
      1m 20s
  2. 36m 8s
    1. Exploring the workspace
      1m 10s
    2. Using selection tools
      2m 13s
    3. Drawing shapes
      4m 38s
    4. Using color
      4m 5s
    5. Using the Layers panel
      4m 50s
    6. Using the Rotate tool and duplicating objects
      2m 56s
    7. Using the Pen tool
      4m 46s
    8. Using the Reflect tool and joining paths
      4m 35s
    9. Using Pathfinder
      6m 55s
  3. 25m 14s
    1. Placing a template
      2m 32s
    2. Drawing the bodice
      2m 59s
    3. Adding the back neckline
      2m 29s
    4. Adding sleeves
      1m 39s
    5. Organizing the Layers panel
      1m 49s
    6. Drawing the back view
      2m 17s
    7. Perfecting the flat
      4m 16s
    8. Adding stitching
      7m 13s
  4. 30m 21s
    1. The parts of a shirt and collar
      37s
    2. Drawing a collar
      5m 11s
    3. Adding the front placket
      4m 55s
    4. Adding sleeves with cuffs
      2m 37s
    5. Adding a yoke
      1m 57s
    6. Adding buttons
      3m 29s
    7. Drawing the back view of the button down
      2m 50s
    8. Adding the sleeve placket
      4m 15s
    9. Drawing a fitted shirt with princess seams
      4m 30s
  5. 19m 18s
    1. Understanding how fabric drapes
      1m 1s
    2. Setting up guides
      1m 32s
    3. Drawing a skirt
      9m 29s
    4. Adding details to the skirt
      3m 13s
    5. Drawing the back view of the skirt
      4m 3s
  6. 19m 1s
    1. The parts of a blazer
      1m 42s
    2. Drawing the lapels
      5m 11s
    3. Drawing the blazer front
      4m 25s
    4. Adding details to the blazer
      1m 46s
    5. Drawing the blazer back
      5m 57s
  7. 24m 11s
    1. Types of brushes
      3m 16s
    2. Using and editing brushes
      5m 13s
    3. Creating a double-needle top stitch
      2m 58s
    4. Making a zigzag brush
      2m 16s
    5. Making an overlock brush
      2m 14s
    6. Making a zipper brush
      4m 27s
    7. Saving and loading brushes
      3m 47s
  8. 35m 45s
    1. The benefits of using symbols
      2m 17s
    2. Creating rivet and eyelet symbols
      3m 37s
    3. Creating a basic button symbol
      3m 58s
    4. Creating a zipper pull symbol
      5m 27s
    5. Creating buttonhole symbols
      3m 56s
    6. Creating bar tack symbols
      58s
    7. Creating symbols for drawstrings and lacing
      6m 25s
    8. Using the Blob Brush to create drawstrings and lacing
      7m 27s
    9. Saving and loading symbols
      1m 40s
  9. 27m 7s
    1. Drawing trousers
      2m 38s
    2. Adding cuffs to pants
      3m 53s
    3. Drawing the back view of trousers
      4m 17s
    4. Drawing jeans
      9m 38s
    5. Drawing the back view of jeans
      6m 41s
  10. 58m 31s
    1. Tracing a croquis with the Pen tool
      6m 11s
    2. Filling and rendering a croquis
      8m 25s
    3. Drawing eyes
      11m 47s
    4. Drawing a mouth
      5m 20s
    5. Adding a nose
      8m 31s
    6. Adding highlights and shading
      12m 51s
    7. Drawing hair
      5m 26s
  11. 6m 57s
    1. Presentation and layout styles
      5m 4s
    2. Saving for print and email
      1m 53s
  12. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s
  13. 25s
    1. How to use the Instructor's Guide
      25s

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Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats
4h 49m Intermediate Apr 03, 2013

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Learn to draw detailed technical flats for the fashion industry using Adobe Illustrator. In this course, author Robin Schneider teaches you how to master the Pen tool, using a simplified approach so you can put your energy into designing. She walks you through drawing shirts, pants, skirts, and blazers and shows you how to maximize the power of Illustrator with Pathfinder, custom brushes and symbols, and layers for quick and easy editing. Robin also shows you how to draw and render croquis (live models) complete with facial features and hair.

Topics include:
  • What is a flat?
  • Scaling, rotating, and duplicating shapes
  • Simplifying and mastering the Pen tool to get you up and running quickly
  • Drawing shirts with sleeves, collars, and placket details
  • Drawing skirts, trousers, and jeans
  • Using custom brushes to add stitching and trim quickly
  • Creating and using symbols for buttons, zipper pulls, and drawstrings
  • Drawing and rendering croquis with faces and hair
  • Creating professional quality layouts
Subjects:
Design Illustration Projects
Software:
Illustrator
Author:
Robin Schneider

Welcome

Hi I am Robin Schneider, and welcome to Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats. In this course I am going to show you how to use Adobe Illustrator to create technical flats. I'm going to focus on only the tools you'll need for drawing fashion flats, like working with Selection tools, Shapes, Pathfinder and the Pen tool, so you can jump right in and start drawing. I'll walk you through creating some basic flats such as shirts, skirts, blazers and pants. I'll also show you how to create custom brushes and symbols to speed up your workflow.

Finally, I'll show you how to create and render croquis and how to layout your designs for a professional finished product. Now let's get started with Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats.

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