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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 […]

How to Recolor Artwork in Illustrator (pattern swatches too!)

It’s very easy to recolor artwork in Illustrator – including pattern swatches, brushes, or just solid blocks of color – if you know the right tricks. This tutorial will show you exactly how to do all of that. Learn how to quickly make multiple colorways of your fashion flat sketches, repeating pattern swatches, or even entire […]

How to Recolor Artwork in Illustrator (the quick way)

I teamed up with Bombsheller to bring you this badass tutorial and share the quickest tricks to editing colors in Illustrator. In this video tutorial, here’s what you’ll learn: The best shortcuts to quickly edit colors in Illustrator using Live Color / Recolor Artwork (3:30) How to find where colors are (4:45) How to change one color position (5:02) How […]

How to Recolor Brushes in Illustrator

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 […]

How to Recolor Tonal Patterns in Illustrator (the fastest trick)

There are a lot of tutorials about recoloring artwork in Illustrator, but I haven’t seen any that document working with tonal colors.  This tutorial will show you how to recolor prints, heathers / melanges, and other textures or repeating surface / textile design swatches that you want to keep tonal. This specific example is demonstrated using a 3 […]

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 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 […]

Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design: Ultimate Guide with Free Tutorials (2nd Edition)

If you want your first (or next) job in fashion design, Adobe Illustrator is required. This guide is full of free step by step tutorials and templates so you can learn quickly! Now, if you asked me today, I’d tell you I’m an expert at Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design. But if I’m honest? I […]

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 […]

Technical (Fashion) Design With Adobe Illustrator

You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 6 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design Not a “designer” working on the creative stuff? “Technical” designers still have to use Illustrator. As a technical designer (AKA TD), your responsibility will most likely include: Turning color fashion flats into black and white tech sketches Creating […]

Seamless Repeating Patterns For Textile (Or Surface) Design In Illustrator

You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 5 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design A while ago, I surveyed my email list of 10k+ fashion designers to ask them what skill they most wanted to learn in Illustrator. Drawing fashion flats won. Close second? Repeating patterns. See? Like the BIG nerd that […]

Draw A Curved Line In Illustrator

You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 3 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design It may sound fundamental. But it’s those SIMPLE things that can really trip you up. Which is why this is something that gets googled. A LOT: Now, the tutorials here go WAY beyond drawing basic curves. And I’ve […]

What’s The Best Way To Learn Illustrator Fast (And Maybe Even Free)?

You’re currently reading Chapter 6 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design When it comes to learning Illustrator for your fashion design career, you have options. Now, contrary to the title of this chapter, some of these options are NOT free. Don’t worry, at the end of this guide, there are 37 […]

5 Myths You Believe About Illustrator…And Why Proficiency Is Closer Than You Think

You’re currently reading Chapter 5 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design Illustrator is the only thing standing between you and your fashion design dream. But that “proficiency” word keeps coming up. After all these years? You just need confidence and skill in Illustrator. EVERY job posting on StyleCareers.com. EVERY interview. EVERY […]

How Illustrator Landed Me My Dream Fashion Design Job

You’re currently reading Chapter 4 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design I’m not writing this because I’m an Adobe affiliate. I’m not. I’m not writing this because I’m an Illustrator nerd. Ok, I am an AI nerd, but it’s not why I’m writing this. And I’m not writing this because I […]

What Do Fashion Designers Use Illustrator For?

You’re currently reading Chapter 3 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design MOST of the fashion design process is done in Illustrator, from sketching to coloring and repeating pattern design to presentation boards. And here are some of the exact tasks you’ll use Illustrator for: CAD work like Fashion Flats & Tech […]

What Software Do Fashion Designers Use To Draw?

You’re currently reading Chapter 1 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design If you watch YouTube videos or go to fashion school, you may think that fashion designers frolic in fabric all day and sketch beautiful designs on paper. Why? Because hand sketching is glamorous. It’s sexy! Visually, it “looks” really good. […]

What Version Of Illustrator Do I Need?

You’re currently reading Chapter 2 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design The current versions of Illustrator are subscription based and called Creative Cloud (CC). When you subscribe to CC, you get access to all updates. Previously (before June 2013), designers would buy Illustrator (and other Adobe software) outright and own it. […]

The End. What’s Next?

You’re currently reading The End of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design You’ve made it to the end of the Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion Design. Congratulations! My advice? Practice. PRACTICE. PRACTICE. I told you at the beginning of this guide that there’s no magic pill to learning Illustrator. You didn’t […]

Draw Fashion Sketches (AKA Flats) In Illustrator

You’re currently reading Chapter 7, Part 2 of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design As a fashion designer, you will spend A LOT of time drawing fashion flats in Illustrator. What are fashion flats? Fashion flats are drawings of what garments would look like if they were laying flat on table, like […]

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