How to Get Fashion Flats from Illustrator into Excel for Tech Packs

How to Get Fashion Flats from Illustrator into Excel for Tech Packs

February 08, 2017

You’re probably doing your fashion tech sketches in Adobe Illustrator, but creating tech packs in Excel or PDM / PLM software.

It’s tedious to export every image from Illustrator as a JPG and then import / place it into your tech pack. This video tutorial will show you the quickest way to get artwork out of Illustrator with the highest resolution and smallest file size to use in other applications.

You will learn:

  • 00:31 How to take a cropped screenshot with a keyboard shortcut on a Mac (or use Snipping Tool on a PC / Windows)
  • 01:09 How to reposition the screenshot crop without having to start over
  • 01:39 How to place / import your image into Excel (the tedious way)
  • 02:08 How to place / import your image into Excel using a secret shortcut (the fast way)
  • 03:01 Understanding what your “clipboard” on your computer is
  • 03:49 How to get images from Illustrator into other PDM / PLM softwares

Questions or tutorial ideas? Put them below in the comments!

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