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How to trace a photo of a garment in Illustrator Tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

How to trace a photo of a garment in Illustrator

March 22, 2017


If you’re not a good hand sketcher and can’t draw from your head (like me), you may need to trace a photo. This tutorial will show you how to trace a photo of a garment being worn by a person.

You will learn:

  • 00:32 Using the layers panel to organize your file and keep your photo and sketch separate
  • 01:03 How to sketch your garment with the Pen Tool
  • 04:08 How to make sure you close your path with the Pen Tool
  • 05:04 How to draw with the Pencil Tool to create organic shapes and paths
  • 07:45 How to copy paths to draw perfectly parallel seam / stitch lines
  • 10:00 How to use brushes to create highlight / lowlights
  • 11:00 How to emulate stitch / seam lines with dashed strokes
  • 11:57 How to use the eye dropper to pick up attributes of other artwork

How to Trace a Fashion Sketch on a Photo in Illustrator for Fashion Designer: free tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

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