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Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brushes

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Explore the power of Illustrator brushes to quickly and easily add detail to your fashion illustrations.

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.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Simple Brushes That Save Time
  • Creating pin tucks
  • Making boning
  • Creating bias trim
  • Making ribbing
  • Creating twill tape
2. Advanced Brush Control
  • Adding finished ends to your brushes
  • Controlling brush alignment relative to a path
3. Chains and Cording Brushes
  • Making chains
  • Creating cording
  • Making braids
  • Creating linking chains: Pattern brush
  • Making shoelaces
4. Ruching and Ruffles
  • Creating ruching
  • More ways to create ruching
  • Making smocking
  • Making elastic in casing
  • Creating a ruffle
5. Fancy Trimmings
  • Making sequins
  • Creating fancy sequins
  • Creating rhinestones
  • Creating studs
  • Making a fringe
  • Creating a beaded fringe
  • Creating fur
  • Creating fur trim
  • Making a pom-pom fringe
6. Lace and Sparkle
  • Prepping a JPEG image to use as a brush in Illustrator
  • Making mock lace
  • Creating lace from actual lace
  • Creating eyelet lace
  • Making embroidered lace
  • Next steps

Taught by

Robin Schneider

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