Learn to generate professional-quality fashion flats, or CADs, in no time using Adobe Illustrator.
- [Robin] Learning to draw flats in Illustrator is key to working in the fashion industry. I'm Robin Schneider, and I've been teaching digital fashion for over 12 years. My approach is to share quick and easy techniques to get new users up and working fast while giving more advanced users useful tips. In this course, I'll be covering the basic tools you'll need for fashion design and how I use them. First, I'll show you how to set up an efficient workspace. Then, we'll move on to drawing industry style flats like t-shirts, button downs, trousers, skirts, and blazers.
I'll cover shortcuts for speed like using symbols. Finally, how to lay out a lined sheet for presentation. So, open Illustrator and let's get started.
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
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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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