Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator

Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator


By (author) Marianne Centner, By (author) Frances Vereker

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 294mm x 12mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 29 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1119978114
  • ISBN 13: 9781119978114
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 78,775

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Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator 2nd Edition is a teach-yourself guide that provides step-by-step instructions and diagrams on how to use Adobe Illustrator CS5. Bursting with detailed technical information and full colour illustrations, its highly practical approach ensures fast learning. You will not only learn how to create technical drawings, but also fashion illustrations, flat drawings and storyboards for the fashion industry, and how to combine Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Once the basics are covered, you have the opportunity to learn more about the sophisticated aspects of this essential software package. If you are a fashion student or a fashion designer, this is the only book you'll need to master the very latest version of Adobe Illustrator.

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Author information

Marianne Centner has worked in the fashion industry for over 25 years, both in South Africa and Australia. She has worked extensively in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Marianne runs her own design studio and trains designers in the fashion industry. Frances Vereker has extensive experience teaching fashion drawing and computer drawing to students and teachers. She liaises with secondary and tertiary colleges throughout Victoria, Australia, giving her a unique opportunity to understand the learning process within fashion and textiles. Frances has lectured at major fashion institutions and has close links with the fashion industry.

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This book provides easy to understand, step-by-step instructions and diagrams showing how to use Adobe Illustrator to create flat drawings, working drawings and storyboards for the fashion industry. Hand drawings are no longer good enough for an industry which demands increased productivity, profitability and accuracy. Adobe Illustrator enables the user to create clear and detailed drawings that satisfy the industry's needs. Adobe Illustrator has become the industry standard, taking over from other software packages. Although Adobe Illustrator is a powerful CAD program, it is difficult to grasp quickly. This book provides the building blocks which enable fashion students and designers to get started quickly while learning the more sophisticated facilities as they become more fluent. Here they are shown simply, concisely and in a highly practical way all that new users need to know to begin to create acceptable work.

Table of contents

PREFACE vi ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii QUICK REFERENCE TOOLS PANELS viii ix ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR QUICK REFERENCE TOOLS PANEL x ADOBE PHOTOSHOP QUICK REFERENCE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS xi CHAPTER 1: THE BASICS. Vector and bitmap images 2 Colour modes 3 Open Illustrator, create and save a new fi le 4 Customise the work area 5 6 Workspace 7 8 Tools panel 9 Tools 10 26 A simple exercise 27 30 Type tool 31 32 Add or change artboards 33 Summary 34 CHAPTER 2: FIRST GARMENT. Create a new fi le scan and place an image 36 Trace and expand the image of child croquis 37 Create a new layer 38 39 Drawing a dress 40 51 Completed dress, create alternate style 52 60 New layer and colour change 61 Measuring lines with arrows 62 Prepare fi le for export to JPEG format 63 64 Summary 65 Croquis: Child 66 CHAPTER 3: TECHNICAL DRAWING. Creating silhouettes female youth croquis 68 Creating a library of basic garment shapes 69 Creating a basic tee and neckband 70 Swatches panel and stripe pattern swatch 71 Scaling and rotating the stripe pattern fi ll 72 Brushes panel and stripe brush 73 74 Offset spot pattern repeat 75 76 Troubleshoot pattern fi lls 77 Technical drawing 78 86 Pattern brushes 87 95 Colorization and expand brushes 96 Save a brush stroke / accessories library 97 Masking 98 99 Expanded brush strokes and trims 100 Female and male garment symbols 101 Croquis: Adults 102 Croquis: Youth, baby and toddler 103 Libraries 104 Consistency 105 Summary 106 CHAPTER 4: STORY BOARDS. Styling 108 Rib top 109 114 Jacket 115 117 X-over top 118 119 Yarn-dyed stripe top 120 121 Skirt 122 125 Shorts 126 127 Dress 128 132 Background fl owers 133 134 Story board 135 Summary 136 CHAPTER 5: STORY BOARDS. Male croquis development 138 141 Story board 1 Digital photograph 142 144 Adding effects to an illustration and working with text 144 147 Story board 2 Tee-shirts and placement prints 148 150 Downloading fonts and clip art 151 Story board 3 Denim wash effects and colour change 152 156 Story board 4 Adobe Photoshop 157 Hand draw a fashion illustration 158 Photoshop 159 161 Clean a scanned image 162 164 Colour fi ll the garments 165 Gradient editor 166 168 Colour change of a scanned fabric 169 170 Colour sampling and layers in Photoshop 171 173 Story board and edit background photograph 174 175 Female croquis development hand drawing 176 Story board 5 Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator 177 Adobe Photoshop cut out and edit a photograph in Photoshop 178 180 Adobe Illustrator place Photoshop fi le 180 181 Technical drawings 183 185 Digital photograph editing 186 187 Story board 6 Male croquis development and variations of the poses in Illustrator 188 192 Faces 193 195 Summary 196 INDEX 198 200 Note: some parts of headings and sub-headings may be summarised.