Training Courses

Adobe Illustrator For Fashion and Textile Designers : Module 1

One Day Course

Overview

We've been training the London's top design houses and fashion retailers for many years. We've channelled that experience into a brand new suite of courses specifically created to ease the challenges faced by textile designers working in a digital world.

This one day course is designed to introduce a complete beginner to Adobe Illustrator or similarly help designers with limited experience of Illustrator to get to grips with the software and start using it in an intuitive and productive way. How expert trainers will teach you how to draw detailed technical flats and floats for the fashion industry using Adobe's Illustrator CC.

This course is run as private tuition for one or more delegates. The content can be tailored to fit your requirements or those of a larger team of designers. If you wish to tailor this outline to your exact requirements, please call or email. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • • About vectors and bitmaps
    • Paths or Pixels?
    • Understanding paths
    • What is a vector path?

    • Colour modes
    • When to use CMYK or RGB modes
    • Layering artwork
    • Using the Appearance panel

    • Switching to outline mode
    • Working in Isolation mode
    • Using the Shape tools
    • Fill and Stroke options

    • Creating stitching effects
    • Adding arrowheads to strokes
    • Aligning and distributing accurately
    • Creating and applying colour swatches

    • Process and global process swatches
    • Warping basic shapes
    • Evolve and distorting shapes
  • • The Expand function
    • Drawing with the Pencil Tool
    • Using the Pen tool
    • Placing and tracing images

    • Join commands
    • Introduction to gradients
    • Saving Illustrator files
    • The Transform panel

    • Using the Pathfinder panel
    • Combine, cut away, divide or intersect paths
    • Expanding compound shapes, effects and strokes to further your editing capabilities
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We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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