This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For college and high school courses in Fashion Design by Computer, Fashion Illustration by Computer, Computer Design, and CAD for Fashion. This fully-updated text addresses industry’s need to train fashion students to draw fashion flats and illustrations, textile designs, and presentations using the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator. Emphasizing the creative process, ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR FOR FASHION DESIGN, 2/e explores Illustrator’s powerful capabilities as related to drawings of clothing, fashion poses, and textile prints. It offers clear and illustrated instructions throughout, guiding students through learning all the electronic drawing techniques they will need to work successfully in fashion. In this second edition, new online videos show students how to perform many key techniques step-by-step, and online examples of previous student projects inspire new students. This Second Edition also adds updated coverage of merchandising techniques, electronic portfolio preparation, technical drawings, tech packs, and much more.
In today's world of fashion, companies are looking for creative people who can communicate their designs quickly and neatly. The challenge faced by designers using computers is to create, produce and deliver ideas on a tight schedule while retaining their creativity. This book is one of the first to show both students and professionals in the fashion industry how to use the Adobe Illustrator vector-based design package to make technical drawings of garments in a fast and precise way, building a library of trims and design details and how to visualize and render their design ideas. The book's structure is to start at the basics, with clear step-by-step instructions on creating flat drawings of simple items such as vests, skirts and shirts, and gradually move on to more difficult tasks once the basics have been mastered. Once the reader has learned all the techniques in the book, they will be able to produce in printed and digital format all the common items used by design studios to communicate ideas such as mood boards, illustrations, garment range, sketches, design details and technical design sheets. Adobe Illustrator is the most established and commonly used application in the fashion industry. The book covers both Mac and PC platforms, and the version of Illustrator used - version 10 - is the most established and latest major upgrade.
Explore the power of Adobe Illustrator brushes to quickly and easily add detail to your fashion illustrations. This course shows how to create and maximize the use of pattern and scatter brushes; make brushes with start and end tiles; and control brush placement relative to the path for greater control. Packed with creative ideas and inspiration, author Robin Schneider's examples are specifically geared toward fashion design use but the techniques can be applied to any design field.
Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator 2ndEdition is a teach-yourself guide that provides step-by-stepinstructions and diagrams on how to use Adobe IllustratorCS5. Bursting with detailed technical information and full colourillustrations, its highly practical approach ensures fastlearning. You will not only learn how to create technicaldrawings, but also fashion illustrations, flat drawings andstoryboards for the fashion industry, and how to combine AdobeIllustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Once the basicsare covered, you have the opportunity to learn more about thesophisticated aspects of this essential software package. If you are a fashion student or a fashion designer, this is theonly book you'll need to master the very latest version of AdobeIllustrator.
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.
The ultimate guide to drawing fashion flats. Beginners will be drawing flats like a pro in no time. Professional users will find a wealth of tips and tricks to increase productivity. Learn to: Master the pen tool; Draw technical flats with ease; Organize layers for quick and easy editing; Create custom brush and symbol libraries; Design seamless patterns; Generate multiple color ways fast. A great companion text for Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats at Lynda.com
Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4 is the definitive reference to Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software and is now in 4-color. With an easy, engaging style, author and past Illustrator product manager Mordy Golding takes readers through all of the features of the program, explaining not only how to use the multitude of features but also why and when to use them. This edition has been thoroughly updated for Illustrator CS4 and includes techniques on using the new multiple artboards for quicker Illustrator work across a variety of designs, demonstrations of the new Blob Brush tool and transparency in gradients, overviews of the new cross-product feature support with InDesign, Flash, and Flex (opening up new opportunities for collaborations between developers and designers), and coverage on a whirlwind of other new useful features. Along with tips, sidebars, and expert commentary, there are also numerous 4-color illustrations and screen shots from contributing artists included to offer readers the most complete coverage on this extraordinary application. Designers from all fields--illustrators, animators, package designers, graphic designers, web designers, and more--will find Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator.
Rendering Fashion, Fabric and Prints with Adobe Illustratoris the first book of its kind to show how Adobe Illustrator can be used in the fashion, fashion illustration and textile industries. Developed as a companion book toRendering Fashion, Fabric and Prints with Adobe Photoshop,ISBN: 0-13-049409-7, the book uses a simple step-by-step format to cover the complete digital rendering process–from concept to consumer. Readers will learn how to use the software to create story boards, mood boards, logos, hang-tags, flats, fabric repeats and more! Over 1,000 images to take the guesswork out of replicating industry information. Shows how to use Adobe Illustrator to render vector images specific to fashion such as illustrations, technicals, fabric repeats, logos and presentation boards. Provides more than just a computer manual by showing how to use the software during each stage of the design process. Covers all aspects including: storyboards, moodboards, logos, hang-tags, merchandise boards, flats, technical renderings, croquis etc. Discusses how to prepare images for digital portfolios, use online URL’s for locating jobs, etc. Provides background on the fundamental concepts that should be considered during the digital rendering process. Captures the flavor of the industry and keeps readers focused on how Adobe Illustrator can be used in the field. Anyone looking to get into the fashion industry. Prepares readers for the competitive job market by teaching them sought after technical skills and contemporary job search strategies.
It takes more than raw talent and passion to make it in today's global apparel and accessories markets-excellent computer-aided design skills are a prerequisite. "CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising" allows students to immediately begin creating digital fashion presentations using Adobe Illustrator(r) and Photoshop(r). This book takes an integrated approach, allowing students to master the three-dimensional benefits of combining the two software programs. Colorful illustrations accompany easy, step-by-step tutorials that are geared toward students at the beginner and intermediate levels. Because the book uses fashion photography rather than hand-drawn illustrations as a basis for demonstrating the proportion of fashion croquis, instructors will be able to evaluate students' mastery of digital illustration regardless of their hand-drawing skills, and students will benefit from a seamless transition from creative thought to digital rendering. Introducing "CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising" STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study! Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips. Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions. Access modeling agency images of models and images for trend and mood boards. View movies demonstrating CS6 applications and other complex processes. Further your knowledge with additional practice and supplementary techniques. Enhance your learning with a library of fabric swatches and trims. Redeeming the code inside this card will give you full access to the content previously contained on the DVD or CD packaged with this book. This bundle includes "CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising" and "CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising" STUDIO Access Card.
Presenting an overview of fashion drawing, presentation and illustration, this work teaches students how to draw the fashion figure as well as featuring the work of established illustrators, encouraging readers to observe and to develop their confidence and skills as an illustrator.
A step-by-step guide to two essential tools for textile and fashion designers. Designer and educator Robert Hume guides you from novice to expert through 20 carefully crafted projects. You'll start by mastering layers and custom brushes, learning about stripes and weaves, scanning and manipulation before moving on to repeats, colorways, and simple geometry. Next, transformations, filters and effects become tools for your personal creativity and you'll explore varied approaches to drawing garments. Finally, you'll learn about key layout and presentation techniques in both programs. There's also advice on sharing, communication and output, and help with diagnosing and correcting common problems. Files for many of the projects are available from: www.bloomsbury.com/hume-textile-design Seven case studies showcase the work and creative thinking of innovative professional designers. These designers offer insight and inspiration to help you develop your own successful and inventive designs. This new edition incorporates updates to Photoshop and Illustrator CC and a new extended introduction outlines the layout of each program and good practice in working with their tools and windows. There are also two new projects, the first will help you draw a pair of jeans using closed path ways, incorporating distressing and treatments such as stone-washing and whiskering. The second new project shows how to create a paisley design using Illustrator brushes to add complexity in design work.
Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5 is the definitive reference to Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software. With an easy, engaging style, author and past Illustrator product manager Mordy Golding takes readers through all of the features of the program, explaining not only how to use the multitude of features but also why and when to use them. This edition has been thoroughly updated for Illustrator CS5 and includes techniques on using the new perspective tools to draw, move, scale or duplicate objects in perspective. This edition also covers the refinements to Illustrator's drawing tools, such as its Stroke panel and brushes, including the new Bristle Brush for painting, as well as the Shape Builder tool, which makes it easier to merge, break apart, or modify objects. The multiple artboards that were introduced in CS4 are easier to manage in CS5, with a full Artboards panel. Along with tips, sidebars, and expert commentary, there are also numerous 4-color illustrations and screen shots from contributing artists included to offer readers the most complete coverage on this extraordinary application. Designers from all fields--illustrators, animators, package designers, graphic designers, web designers, and more--will find Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator.
Do you have the passion and the creativity for fashion? Why not earn a living from it? The Freelance Fashion Designer's Handbook is youressential guide on how to go it alone, covering what to expect,making sure you get paid, planning your time, keeping up with youraccounts, compiling technical packages for garments. It isyour portable mentor, equipping you to work independently. Part 1 covers all the information to becoming a freelancedesigner such as creating a basic freelance contract, invoicing,how to find work, tax returns and much more. All supportedwith case studies. Part 2 contains the technical aspects of being a designer- including how to compile full technical packages for garments tobe manufactured abroad.
Many new or young designers dream of having their own label, but most may not know how to make their dreams a reality and become successful in a competitive marketplace. In her practical guidebook, an experienced fashion designer and entrepreneur provides insight on how to break into the fashion industry, overcome obstacles, create a business, market a brand, and launch a fashion show. Nila Palacios, owner of Nila Palacios Latin Fashion, begins with introspective questions directed at aspiring fashion designers to help identify strengths, weaknesses, a motto, and specific goals. While encouraging designers to stay true to their individuality, passions, and objectives, Palacios provides step-by-step guidance that teaches specifically how to: • Find inspiration and bring it to life through designs; • Look for trends and colors and incorporate them into a collection; • Design sketches, make a pattern, and select and cut fabrics; • Match fabrics with specific styles; • Conduct market research, identify a target market, and find a niche; and • Compile a collection, market a product, choose models, and organize a show. Fashion with Passion provides clear, focused guidance for anyone interested in breaking into the fashion industry and achieving their dreams.
This succinct, step-by-step introduction to vector and raster-based software is the new go-to for fashion and textile design students. Demonstrating the essentials of how to use this industry standard software as a design tool, Sherrow takes a playful right-brained approach to each technique with clear instructions and easy to understand visuals. Topics build from the basics of digital design, how to create repeat pattern designs, colorways, yarn-dye patterns to using templates and croquis, drawing garment details and creating a concept board. Beginning students will learn to create a line of textile designs in a variety of color ways, to develop a fashion collection presentation including an inspiration board, color story, flat sketches, and fashion illustrations, and to understand the basis of, the benefits of, and the differences between both raster and vector based computer programs. Up to date with the most current Adobe® Creative Suite 6 (CS6) and Creative Cloud (CC) releases, this concise text brings together the best of Photoshop ® and Illustrator® with coverage of fashion design and textile design into one handy guide.
"Offers students a through grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit and cutting methods; and portfolio presentation. This revised edition discusses the technological developments that are changing the fashion industry and includes expanded chapters on drawing and making techniques, and careers in fashion. With updated photographs and illustrations, and extensive resource lists and glossaries, the book provides new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession."--Cover.