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What Happened to My Illustrator Workspace???

Sometimes the click of one key on the keyboard can change the entire appearance of your workspace in Illustrator. Learn what some of the common ones are and how to get your workspace back.

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts for your Workspace (with animated GIFs!)

If you work in fashion, you spend a lot of time in Adobe Illustrator. And the worst feeling is to feel like everything takes FOREVER! My best is that you’re doing things the roundabout way and don’t know the right AI shortcuts for fashion. Learning these simple tricks will save you HOURS each week (and […]

Illustrator for Beginners (Part 1): Getting Comfortable in the Workspace

This video will give you a quick overview of the Illustrator interface and show you how to draw a button. The essential tools and drawing techniques shown here are fundamental for every fashion designer. Everything you design in AI will build on these essential skills (and make sure to watch part 2 next). You will […]

How to Work Faster in Illustrator By Creating Custom Workspaces

One of the simplest ways to work faster in Illustrator is by cleaning up your workspace. It’s not glamorous and it’s not brag worthy (you probably won’t be saying “oh, look what I can do!”). But it’s a super easy way to increase your efficiency, and the best part is that it’ll take you just 5 […]

23 Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts for Fashion Designers (with animated gifs!)

When you’re learning Adobe Illustrator for fashion design, it can feel like you have to know EVERYTHING! And that’s OVERWHELMING.  Which is why you don’t need another printable PDF with every. single. shortcut. in the world. ? So, I decided to give you just what you need, and no more: 23 of my “can’t live without” Adobe Illustrator […]

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts for Color and Repeating Patterns (with animated GIFs!)

When you’re working with color and repeating patterns in Adobe Illustrator, it’s frustrating to feel like everything takes FOREVER! Chances are, you just don’t know the right Illustrator shortcuts for fashion. Learning these simple tricks will help cut your design time in HALF. ? Which is why I put together my best and top 23 […]

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts for Fashion Drawing (with animated GIFs!)

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 […]

How to Draw Fashion Flats in Illustrator (In 20 Mins!)

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. […]

Fashion Brushes For Illustrator

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 […]

Change Colors Or Recolor Your Artwork In Illustrator

You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 4 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design As fashion designers, we work with colors. A LOT of colors. Sometimes, you need to mockup LOADS of colorway options for garments or textile patterns. Sometimes you need to replace Pantone Coral with Pantone Lobster throughout an ENTIRE […]

The Illustrator Beginner Series for Fashion Designers

You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 1 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design Absolute beginner in Illustrator? I designed these three video tutorials with YOU in mind. They’re like a mini-course. They transition SEAMLESSLY (no pun intended) from one to another to get you comfy in the workspace in with the […]

How to Back Save Newer Illustrator files to Open in Older Versions

You’ve probably seen one of these error messages before: “The file was generated by a new version of Illustrator. Would you like to import this file? Some data loss may occur.” “Can’t open the illustration. The file was generated by a newer version of Illustrator and cannot be opened. Please resave it in a format […]

Illustrator for Beginners (Part 2): Grouping & Aligning Objects

If you haven’t yet, watch Illustrator Illustrator for Beginners Part 1 first. Some of the tricks in this video may seem basic or unnecessary, but as you start creating more complex artwork in Illustrator, these fundamentals will prove invaluable for your fashion designs. In this tutorial, you will learn: 01:15 How (and why) to group objects in Illustrator 02:45 […]

It’s normal to feel nervous, but Illustrator shouldn’t make you panic

I know what anxiety and panic feel like. These are normal emotions that we all experience. And there are times when they’re justified. But there are times when you don’t have to feel this way. And I don’t know about you, but I’ll take any chance I can to avoid these emotions. Because let’s be honest…anxiety and panic aren’t fun. When […]

How to Use and Load Custom Brushes in Illustrator

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 […]

Where to Save Custom Brush, Symbol, Swatch or Style Libraries in Illustrator (for Mac & PC)

If you use custom libraries for brushes or other assets in your Illustrator workspace (symbols, swatches, graphic styles, etc), it’s easy to make sure they appear right off the drop down menu as long as you know where to save them. By default, this is not where they are saved and you have to manually search […]

How to Draw Ruffles, Ruching & Gathers in Illustrator with a Brush

In Illustrator, it’s easy to emulate ruffles, ruching, elastic and gathering with brushes.  This is by far one of the more underutilized brushes I see, finding that most fashion designers draw ruffles manually one by one.    This tutorial will go through a few different techniques to easily create a basic ruffle brush to use […]

How to Load Brushes, Swatches, Styles & Symbol Libraries in Every Illustrator File

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 […]

Where Are the Pantone Colors in Adobe Illustrator?

This tutorial will show you how to load any Pantone swatches in your Adobe Illustrator workspace including paper (Coated, Uncoated, etc) and cotton (TCX / TPX) books. Q: Where do I find the Pantone colors in Illustrator? A: It depends on what Pantone book you use. If you need to work with any of the paper / printed color […]

How to Work Faster in Illustrator

One of the simplest ways to work faster in Illustrator is by cleaning up your workspace. It’s not glamorous and it’s not brag worthy (you probably won’t be saying “oh, look what I can do!”). But it’s a super easy way to increase your efficiency, and the best part is that it’ll take you just 5 […]

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