Tag: fashion flat

Are You an Illustrator File Messer-Upper?

September 28, 2017

If you work on a team, you probably know what it’s like to share Illustrator files. And chances are, you fall into one of these two groups of people: The File Messer-Upper You know enough about AI to make edits and modify files. But most of the time you hack things together. You can’t figure […]

Fashion Flats + Textile Design with Illustrator

June 15, 2017

Last week, hundreds of you told me what you wanted. Turns out, most of you are working on sketching flats and creating repeats. Which is why I created my latest videos for you – to give you exactly what you’ve asked for. Check out the tutorials below, and if you want to get video answers to your […]

PLEASE DON’T USE ILLUSTRATOR FOR THIS (FREE TRAINING)

May 11, 2017

Designers use Illustrator for a lot of things they shouldn’t, and I won’t lie, I’m guilty of a few. Cropping photos? Why launch Photoshop when you can stay in AI and use a clipping mask? GUILTY! Laying out line sheets? This one’s debatable depending on how many pages you have, but InDesign is where you […]

My 3 Best Tech Pack Tricks for Fashion Designers

May 04, 2017

Tech are tedious – and you’d rather spend time designing than speccing. But they’re a requirement to get product made correctly. These simple shortcuts will save you hours in Illustrator and Excel

Why I love Illustrator’s Pen Tool for sketching fashion flats (and what to do if you hate it)

April 13, 2017

You hear it over and over, and you wish it wasn’t true, but everyone keeps telling you: “You must know how to sketch with the Pen Tool in Illustrator.” And they’re right. The Pen Tool is an essential for Illustrator users and fashion designers. But most of you kinda hate it. Me? I actually LOVE the Pen Tool. […]

FREE FASHION FLAT SKETCHING LIVE TRAINING (WEDNESDAY)

March 27, 2017

Join me this Wednesday for a FREE live training to learn simple tricks to sketch fashion flats in Illustrator that most advanced designers don’t know (but anyone can do). I promise, your mind will be blown —> click to register.

Fashionpedia: Why Every Designer Needs This Book

February 09, 2017

As a fashion designer, it’s hard to remember what every type of garment detail is called (there are SO many kinds of pockets, sleeves, necklines, etc). Add textiles, trims, dyeing and printing techniques to that list, and your head will explode with all the variations. Enter Fashionpedia: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design. I had no […]

How to Change Colors in Illustrator (for fashion flats, pattern swatches & other artwork)

January 30, 2017

Creating colorways and recoloring fashion flats in Illustrator can feel tedious. I know because I’ve watched hundreds of designers do it the long way… Manually selecting each individual object on fashion flats. Editing every motif in repeating pattern swatches one by one. Messing with grouping and ungrouping to select and change the color of one object. Oofdah! That sounds like […]

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