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 how […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My personal favorite technique for drawing fashion flats is to be a little less precise with paths and arrange objects accordingly.
Copying path segments is a little known trick in Illustrator and works great for drawing fashion croquis when you want to make sure that paths line up perfectly.
A very simple technique for drawing fashion sketches (technical sketches or flats) is to simply outline the garment and add style lines.
Learn a little bit more about Illustrator’s Pathfinder tool and how it can help you efficiently and easily draw fashion sketches.
Fashion design is more than just making pretty sketches; learn the basics of making a technical sketch from one of your designs.
Ribbing is a feature seen on many garments and there are a variety of efficient approaches to creating it. Learn a couple with this quick video.
Drawing fashion flats and illustrations in Adobe Illustrator is an essential skill for working in the industry. But sometimes you want to scream at your computer because it feels like everything takes FOREVER! My guess? Is that you just don’t know the right AI shortcuts for fashion. Cut your design time in HALF with these […]
Creating realistic knit repeating pattern textures in Illustrator is a PAIN! This tutorial will show you how to make it easy in just a FEW steps! Here’s what you’ll learn: How to create a realistic chunky knit texture for your fashion illustrations using a photo How to apply the knit texture to your fashion flats […]