Illustrator for Beginners: Getting Started for Fashion Designers tutorials by {Sew Heidi}

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 learn:

  • 00:13 Why you shouldn’t be afraid, panicked or nervous about working in Illustrator
  • 01:36 Understanding how the Illustrator workspace is laid out
  • 03:18 How to move around the Illustrator workspace with the Navigator panel
  • 04:48 Using the Tool Bar in Illustrator and how to access hidden tools
  • 06:01 How to draw a perfect circle with a keyboard shortcut
  • 07:24 How to change stroke and fill color in Illustrator
  • 09:56 How to change the stroke weight (thickness)
  • 12:01 How to copy and paste objects using a cool shortcut (paste in front)
  • 14:26 How to select multiple objects at once


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