Creating Pleats in Illustrator: Simple Tricks

Adding pleats to a fashion flat manually is tedious. This Illustrator tutorial will show you some easy shortcuts to create this design detail in just a few clicks.

Video Outline:

  • How to use a dashed stroke to create the vertical pleat lines (0:25)
  • How to curve the pleat lines using the Anchor Point Tool (1:28)
  • How to use a Clipping Mask to hide portions of the pleat lines (2:31)
  • How to create the pleat folds using the Zig Zag effect (4:10)

Basic Illustrator skills are assumed, but nothing is too complicated, so get watching and learn how to add pleats to your designs!


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