You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 7 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design There are a lot of really cool and powerful features in Illustrator. But sometimes, how we can use them as fashion designers isn’t always SUPER obvious. Brushes are one of these features. Way too often I see designers […]
You guys have been asking for a while…so I’m finally giving you some answers. Here’s exactly how to mock up lace in Illustrator (and a little bit of Photoshop – because even though I’m an AI junkie, there are a handful of times when PS is necessary.) Enjoy 🙂 How to Create Lace Trim How to […]
Before learning how to make pattern brushes, it’s good to understand exactly what they are and why/when to use them. Pattern brushes are a very powerful feature in Illustrator and offer many benefits: Improve file organization Speed up work flow Decrease time for editing/changing details Simply put, Pattern Brushes are repeating pattern tiles along a […]
Brushes in Adobe Illustrator are a great option for anything that repeats linearly and this Illustrator tutorial will show you the basics of how to use brushes for beginners. Some simple examples of brushes for fashion design essentials are stitching and zippers, but they’re great for other fashion flat details such as studs along a belt, or to emulate ruching […]
Brushes in Illustrator are a great way to emulate many different fashion related items including stitching, rhinestones and sequins. They’re easy to control and manipulate, and in this tutorial, we’ll go through how to change the color of brushes in Illustrator. The example below is shown with pattern brushes, but works with art and scatter […]
You may already know how to save custom libraries for things like swatches, symbols and brushes to use over and over again in your Adobe Illustrator workspace. But did you know you can create a master template file with these libraries so you don’t have to reload libraries each time you work in AI? If you sketch tons of […]
You may already know how to save custom libraries for things like swatches and brushes to use over and over again in Adobe Illustrator. But did you know you can create a master template file with these libraries so you don’t have to reload libraries each time you work in AI? If you sketch tons of fashion flats in […]
Pattern brushes are an amazing feature in Illustrator and their use will make many tasks easier and more efficient. Learn how to make a very simple one to draw ruching and puckering.