Illustrator for fashion is hard and it can feel like drawing your fashion flats takes FOREVER! Chances are, you just haven’t found the right Illustrator fashion design tutorials. (I know because there’s not a lot of good stuff out there!) ? In this 4-part Illustrator Fashion Design Tutorial series (which you’ll love), I’ll show you […]
If you want a job in any part of fashion, knowing how to draw fashion flats in Illustrator is a mandatory skill. The problem? Adobe Illustrator can be a really frustrating software to learn. And it can feel like everything takes FOREVER. But it doesn’t have to! CUT YOUR ILLUSTRATOR TIME IN HALF WITH THESE TUTORIALS ⏰ Oh. […]
You know when you look back on designs you created years ago and CRINGE? It’s the weirdest thing…because at the time, you thought they were great. I was looking through some of my Illustrator flat sketches last week and for the first time ever, I realized the difference between what I’d drawn a decade ago […]
What happens when two fashion nerds geek out at #youtubespaceLA? You get an awesome collab like this one. Sketching by hand is something I’m terrible at, which is why I brought you expert designer and illustrator Zoe Hong. Watch her (mesmerizingly) convert my “flat” sketch into a beautifully rendered illustration and learn some super cool […]
Last week I asked what you’re doing in Illustrator, and hundreds of you responded. 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 […]
Since it’s asymmetrical, it can be hard to wrap your head around sketching a shoe in AI. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you the exact steps to draw a shoe using lesser known tools and features in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn: 02:25 How to create round corners using the Live Corners feature (Corner […]
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. […]
Learn to sketch without the Pen Tool in my free 13 minute video (and cut your design time in half). I created it just for fashion designers just like YOU.
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.
You’re probably using Pantone colors to design your fashion collection, so you want to color all your flat sketches with them. It’s very easy to do this in Illustrator by limiting your swatch library (even if you’ve already filled your artwork with non Pantone swatches). In this video tutorial, you will learn: 00:32 How to […]
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 […]
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 […]
We design in color, but we need a black and white sketch to create tech packs and spec sheets. This one quick trick will show you how to easily convert color sketches (or any other artwork) to black and white in a few clicks. You will learn: 00:24 How to change solid color positions to […]
One of the most interesting things I’ve learned over the years is the 80/20 rule. It can be applied to anything in life. Do you know how it works? Here are 2 examples: 80% of your success comes from 20% of your work 80% of your business comes from 20% of your customers Bottom line? […]
You know that pesky little V or butt shape that appears in your hem lines, neck lines, or other curves in your fashion flat sketches? Let’s get rid of it! In this video, you will learn: 01:14 How the “v” happens at your center front neckline or hemline 01:45 How to reflect half the fashion flat along […]
Simple tricks to help speed up your Illustrator workflow…because sketching fashion flats doesn’t have to take forever. In this video, you will learn how to: 00:52 Add stitching to your fashion flat with this simple hack 02:37 Create stylized movement lines by changing one setting 04:19 Change the width of a path from thick to […]
Drawing pleats on your fashion flats may seem tricky, but with a few secret tricks, it’s super easy. Learn how to quickly emulate pleats in Illustrator using simple tools…so you never have to draw this detail by hand again.
In less than two minutes each, this Illustrator tutorial will show you 5 simple hacks to turn boring fashion flats into realistic sketches that have depth and movement.
Technique 1: Sketch Fashion Flats by Copying Path Segments This first sketching technique will show you how to copy a path segment in Illustrator to to create a fashion flat with seams that line up perfectly. While this Illustrator fashion sketching method creates very tidy flats with paths that abut perfectly, it’s not my favorite. It lacks flexibility to change curves […]
I couldn’t be more excited about the release of Illustrator’s new Join Tool in the latest CC 2014 update (version 18.1.0)! This is an essential tool for drawing fashion flats since often we draw half of the garment, reflect and copy it, and then join the anchor points down the middle. This tool takes the work out […]