Let’s go Back to Adobe Illustrator Flat Sketching Basics!

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!

New features that will make you LOVE Adobe Color!

Create, explore and save new color themes from various artists with Adobe Color.

Adobe Color is such an amazing tool, particularly for indie designers who may not have access to all the wonderful (but very expensive) color services that bigger companies may use.

If you’re not familiar with Adobe Color, it’s an online community where people can share color inspiration. And you can access Adobe Color online or right within any of the Adobe programs with the Adobe Color Themes panel.

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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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How to Create a Lace Brush in Adobe Illustrator

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

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

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“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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