Drawing the back view of a T-shirt flat can be very easy if you use the techniques covered in this chapter. Start by grouping the front of the flat and making a copy. It is important to use the flat that is still on the template so you can make use of the center guideline. Using Isolation Mode, learn how to delete the unnecessary elements. Use Pathfinder, Unite, and the Shape Builder tools to adjust the silhouette and then put those graphic styles to use
Now that the front of the shirt is complete,…let's work on the back.…The last thing we did was select the entire shirt…and group it together, and now we need to drag it…off the template so we can work on the back on the template.…Here's another great way to move something.…Instead of copying and pasting it in the new location,…we can hold down the option key, or the ALT key,…click on the shirt, drag it to a new location,…release the mouse first, and you've made a copy.…So that's a really nice way to make copies.…Now we can turn this into the back of the shirt.…
In order to do the back of the shirt,…I want to work in isolation mode.…And isolation mode is a way of working…within a group without un-grouping it.…Because the shirt is grouped already,…I don't want to un-group it.…I want it to stay grouped because…it's just easier to work with this way.…So what I'm going to do is double click on it,…and it takes me into isolation mode.…You'll know you're in isolation mode when you see…the rest of the elements on your page are kind of…
Robin Schneider—a fashion designer and Otis College of Art and Design instructor—teaches you how to easily master the Pen tool as she walks you through drawing shirts, pants, skirts, and blazers. Learn how to maximize the power of Illustrator with Pathfinder, organize layers for quick and easy editing, and create custom symbol libraries. Plus, get tips and tricks to increase productivity and learn to lay out your designs in presentation-worthy line sheets.
- What is a CAD flat?
- Drawing shapes
- Editing shapes: rotating and joining
- Setting up your workspace
- Using a template
- Drawing shirts and blazers
- Drawing skirts, trousers, and jeans
- Creating symbols for buttons
- Creating professional quality layouts
Skill Level Beginner
Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brusheswith Robin Schneider2h 40m Intermediate
Photoshop for Fashion: Warping Pattern Fillswith Robin Schneider2h 51m Intermediate
1. Getting Started: The Basics
2. Creating a Start File
3. Drawing a Basic T-Shirt
4. Drawing a Polo Shirt
5. Drawing a Button-Down Shirt
6. Drawing a Blazer
7. Drawing Pants
8. Drawing Skirts
9. Creating Symbols
10. Finishing Touches
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