This week, I’m getting back to the basics, and when you’re talking about Adobe Illustrator for fashion design, that means using the Pen Tool to Flat Sketch. In my new video tutorial, I give a basic overview of how the Pen tool works, something many of us probably haven’t seen in a very long time (or ever for some who just hit the ground running … Continue reading Let’s go Back to Adobe Illustrator Flat Sketching Basics!
In a previous post, I gave you a rundown of who needs to to use a tech pack, what a tech pack is, when they’re used, and why they’re so important. I also provided a great template that you can use to create your own tech pack.
But now that you know what a tech pack is for, the next question is usually, “So what goes into the tech pack? How do I create it?”Continue reading “So, How DO I Create a Tech Pack?”
If you’re a fashion designer actively working in ready-to-wear, you are probably very familiar with tech packs. And if you aspire to work in fashion or start your own line, you’ll need to become familiar with them. So in today’s blog post, we’ll discuss the 5 “W’s” of tech packs: what it is, who creates them, when they’re used, why they’re so important, and lastly, where you can get a great tech pack template.Continue reading “Who, What, When, Where and Why Tech Pack”
We all know the fashion industry is fast paced. Heck, for many of us, fast paced describes our lifestyles. So as we continue to evolve and learn to keep up, we also need to find the tools to help us adapt to that crazy pace.
For fashion designers who use Adobe Illustrator, not only does that mean drawing in an efficient manner, keeping your skills up to date and making use of the existing shortcuts, but it also involves using Illustrator’s panels and functions in a more effective manner.Continue reading “Four Illustrator Tools to Make Your Fashion Sketching More Efficient”
If you’re an intimate apparel or lingerie designer, lace is something you use all the time. And many designers struggle with creating lace brushes in Adobe Illustrator that can be used on a flat sketch, easily recolored and still keep the file size manageable. This video fashion tutorial will show you some great tips to do just that! Watch now on YouTube! Continue reading How to Create a Lace Brush in Adobe Illustrator