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.
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.
From the 1920s to the present day, Max Bygraves, one of our best-loved entertainers, shares his personal memories of a glittering life in show business, and the greats he has worked with along the way. These include Jack Benny, Judy Garland, Frankie Howerd, Eric Sykes, Danny La Rue, Shirley Bassey, The Goons, Gracie Burns, Laurence Olivier and Peter Sellers, who have all brightened a very full life, and Max has marvellous stories, both hilarious and poignant, to tell about them all. Stars in My Eyes celebrates a dazzling milestone in Bygraves' theatre, television, film and recording career.
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.
Fashion illustration is skilful and inventive, and the best fashion illustrators can fulfil a brief creatively using their own unique approach. Visually-led and extremely accessible, this book is the go-to resource for anyone wanting to develop their own style. Easy-to-follow exercises are designed to build confidence and encourage experimentation as readers develop essential skills and learn simple and effective tips and tricks. With concise, accessible chapters on topics such as proportion, movement, line, shape and volume as well as sections on tricky areas such as hands and feet, Creative Fashion Illustration is essential reading for anyone looking to enhance their basic drawing skills. Whether coming to fashion illustration for the very first time, a student looking to develop their techniques and expand their portfolio, or even a more experienced illustrator looking for fresh ideas, this book is the ideal guide to imaginative fashion illustration that will stand out from the crowd.
Demonstrates how to turn hand-drawn motifs into digital patterns that can be used for fabrics, offering step-by-step instructions and illustrative screen grabs that cover topics ranging from scanning and working with color to creating seamless patterns and preparing designs for real-life applications. Original.
Includes Everything You Need to Get Started Drawing Your Own Fashions!
Author: Stephanie Corfee
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
Whether your dream is to become the next hot runway designer, develop your own clothing line, or simply combine your artistic skills with your love of fashion, the tips, tools and step-by-step projects in Fashion Design Workshop Drawing Book & Kit provide everything you need for drawing an assortment of fashions. From the classic, trendy and bohemian styles of today to a handful of iconic fashions from history, you'll find creative inspiration with each delightful project. In addition to learning basic drawing techniques, you'll also master rendering colour and a variety of textures using the coloured pencils and art markers included in this complete kit. You can practice the colourful projects directly on the included drawing paper or use the corresponding template pages as a guide - the potential for creative designs is endless!