How to Draw a Fashion Illustration with Illustrator

Raise your hand if you use Illustrator. 🙋🏾‍♀️

But how many of you use Adobe Illustrator to create fashion illustrations? It seems to make total sense, right? Illustrator . . . drawing illustrations. Totally!

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Four Illustrator Tools to Make Your Fashion Sketching More Efficient

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.

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Illustrator or Photoshop: Which Should I Learn for Fashion Design?


“Should I learn Illustrator or Photoshop if I’m a fashion designer?” I get this question regularly, at least once per month, sometimes more. And it’s an important question to consider when you’re pressed for time, money and resources. Many students need to get their skills up-to-date in a hurry and need to understand which software makes the most sense for their day-to-day tasks. They also don’t want to spend money learning a program that they don’t need.

The answer for most fashion designers is pretty straightforward: learn Illustrator. Except, there is a “but”. It also depends on your job description or title and your level of seniority. Here’s how a typical conversation might go.
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Illustrator CC2018 Updates for the Fashion Designer

It’s a new year and a new update to Adobe Creative Cloud. Illustrator CC2018 was actually released in October 2017, but like most of us, you probably have not had time to play around with all the new features.

Adobe always introduces a plethora of updates—some bigger, some smaller—but not all of them are always relevant to fashion or make a difference for our day-to-day design needs. So here are my top 3 picks for what you should check out in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Continue reading “Illustrator CC2018 Updates for the Fashion Designer”