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Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats

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Learn to generate professional-quality fashion flats, or CADs, in no time using Adobe Illustrator.


  • Welcome
  • What is a CAD flat?
  • Using the exercise files
1. Getting Started: The Basics
  • Exploring the workspace
  • Using selection tools
  • Drawing shapes
  • Using color
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Using the Rotate tool
  • Using the Pen tool
  • Using the Reflect and Join commands
  • Using Pathfinder and Shape Builder
2. Creating a Start File
  • Placing the template
  • Adding guides
  • Creating graphic styles
3. Drawing a Basic T-Shirt
  • Drawing the bodice
  • Adding the sleeves
  • Adding stitching
  • Drawing the back view
4. Drawing a Polo Shirt
  • Drawing a collar and placket
  • Adding the bodice and sleeves
  • Drawing the back view
5. Drawing a Button-Down Shirt
  • Drawing the collar with stitches and bodice
  • Drawing the front placket with buttons
  • Adding sleeves with cuffs
  • Drawing the back view
  • Other bodice variations
6. Drawing a Blazer
  • The parts of a blazer
  • Drawing the lapel
  • Drawing the blazer front
  • Drawing curved sleeves
  • Adding details
  • Drawing the blazer back
7. Drawing Pants
  • Drawing trousers: front
  • Drawing trousers: back
8. Drawing Skirts
  • Types of skirts and drapes
  • Drawing a flared skirt
  • Gathered skirt front from a sketch
  • Gathered skirt back
9. Creating Symbols
  • The benefits of using symbols
  • Basic button and buttonhole
  • Saving and loading symbols
10. Finishing Touches
  • Adding a two-point stroke
  • Layouts for line sheets
  • Next steps

Taught by

Robin Schneider


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