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Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-95484-2
216 pages
November 2011
Fashion Designer
Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator 2nd Edition is a teach-yourself guide that provides step-by-step instructions and diagrams on how to use Adobe Illustrator CS5

Bursting with detailed technical information and full colour illustrations, its highly practical approach ensures fast learning.  You will not only learn how to create technical drawings, but also fashion illustrations, flat drawings and storyboards for the fashion industry, and how to combine Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.  Once the basics are covered, you have the opportunity to learn more about the sophisticated aspects of this essential software package.

If you are a fashion student or a fashion designer, this is the only book you'll need to master the very latest version of Adobe Illustrator.

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PREFACE vi

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii

QUICK REFERENCE TOOLS PANELS viii – ix

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR – QUICK REFERENCE TOOLS PANEL x

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP – QUICK REFERENCE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS xi

CHAPTER 1: THE BASICS.

Vector and bitmap images 2

Colour modes 3

Open Illustrator, create and save a new fi le 4

Customise the work area 5 – 6

Workspace 7 – 8

Tools panel 9

Tools 10 – 26

A simple exercise 27 – 30

Type tool 31 – 32

Add or change artboards 33

Summary 34

CHAPTER 2: FIRST GARMENT.

Create a new fi le – scan and place an image 36

Trace and expand the image of child croquis 37

Create a new layer 38 – 39

Drawing a dress 40 – 51

Completed dress, create alternate style 52 – 60

New layer and colour change 61

Measuring lines with arrows 62

Prepare fi le for export to JPEG format 63 – 64

Summary 65

Croquis: Child 66

CHAPTER 3: TECHNICAL DRAWING.

Creating silhouettes – female youth croquis 68

Creating a library of basic garment shapes 69

Creating a basic tee and neckband 70

Swatches panel and stripe pattern swatch 71

Scaling and rotating the stripe pattern fi ll 72

Brushes panel and stripe brush 73 – 74

Offset spot pattern repeat 75 – 76

Troubleshoot pattern fi lls 77

Technical drawing 78 – 86

Pattern brushes 87 – 95

Colorization and expand brushes 96

Save a brush stroke / accessories library 97

Masking 98 – 99

Expanded brush strokes and trims 100

Female and male garment symbols 101

Croquis: Adults 102

Croquis: Youth, baby and toddler 103

Libraries 104

Consistency 105

Summary 106

CHAPTER 4: STORY BOARDS.

Styling 108

Rib top 109 – 114

Jacket 115 – 117

X-over top 118 – 119

Yarn-dyed stripe top 120 – 121

Skirt 122 – 125

Shorts 126 – 127

Dress 128 – 132

Background fl owers 133 – 134

Story board 135

Summary 136

CHAPTER 5:– STORY BOARDS.

Male croquis development 138 – 141

Story board 1 – Digital photograph 142 – 144

Adding effects to an illustration and working with text 144 – 147

Story board 2 – Tee-shirts and placement prints 148 – 150

Downloading fonts and clip art 151

Story board 3 – Denim wash effects and colour change 152 – 156

Story board 4 – Adobe Photoshop 157

Hand draw a fashion illustration 158

Photoshop 159 – 161

Clean a scanned image 162 – 164

Colour fi ll the garments 165

Gradient editor 166 – 168

Colour change of a scanned fabric 169 – 170

Colour sampling and layers in Photoshop 171 – 173

Story board and edit background  photograph 174 – 175

Female croquis development – hand drawing 176

Story board 5 – Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator 177

Adobe Photoshop – cut – out and edit a photograph in Photoshop 178 – 180

Adobe Illustrator – place Photoshop fi le 180 – 181

Technical drawings 183 – 185

Digital photograph editing 186 – 187

Story board 6 – Male croquis development and variations of the poses in Illustrator 188 – 192

Faces 193 – 195

Summary 196

INDEX 198 – 200

Note: some parts of headings and sub-headings may be summarised.

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Marianne Centner has worked in the fashion industry for over 25 years, both in South Africa and Australia. She has worked extensively in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Marianne runs her own design studio and trains designers in the fashion industry.

Frances Vereker has extensive experience teaching fashion drawing and computer drawing to students and teachers. She liaises with secondary and tertiary colleges throughout Victoria, Australia, giving her a unique opportunity to understand the learning process within fashion and textiles. Frances has lectured at major fashion institutions and has close links with the fashion industry.

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