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Photoshop for Fashion Design: 1 The Basics

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Harness the power of Adobe Photoshop for fashion design. Learn how to work with pencil sketches and color illustrations in Photoshop, as well as create eye-catching mood boards.

A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is a must for anyone trying to jump-start a career in fashion. In this course, instructor Robin Schneider helps beginners get up to speed with this essential software. Along the way, Robin shares tips that can help users of all skill levels use Photoshop more effectively. She kicks off the course by helping you get acquainted with the workspace and basic tools. Next, she shows how to work with pencil sketches in Photoshop, explaining how to scan your artwork, clean up your sketches, and render them. Then, she shows how to work with existing marker or watercolor illustrations and create professional-looking layouts for your fashion portfolio. To wrap up, she steps through how to create eye-catching mood boards.


  • Fashion design basics in Photoshop
1. Basics You Need to Know
  • Navigating the workspace
  • Layers
  • Navigation tools
  • Selection tools
  • Drawing and painting tools
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Layer blend modes
  • Adjustment layers
  • Layer masks
  • Clipping masks
2. Working with Sketches
  • Why render in Photoshop?
  • Scanning your artwork
  • Auto-aligning oversized images
  • Cleaning and preparing your images for color
  • Adding color
  • Shading with Dodge and Burn
  • Color changes with Hue/Saturation
  • Creating merged copies for layouts
3. Working with Scanned Color Illustrations
  • Removing the background
  • Color adjustments
  • Change color
4. Layouts
  • Layout ideas for portfolio
  • Saving for print
5. Creating Mood Boards
  • Resolution
  • Picking colors
  • Working with color libraries
  • Mood board 1: Simple
  • Mood board 2: Blend modes
  • Mood board 2: Adding text
  • Mood board 3: Clipping masks
  • Mood board 3: Adjustment layers
  • Saving to PDF
  • Next steps

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Robin Schneider

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