Illustrator and Photoshop for Fashion Design

Computer Aided Fashion Design

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If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Learn to create professional fashion illustrations and specification drawings using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn the skills to create fashion illustrations, design presentations, technical drawings, swing tags, and business cards, giving students the skills to work within the fashion industry.

Graphic design skills specific to fashion design are now essential skills for those looking for work in the fashion industry, with the increase of off shore production, fashion design companies are relying more and more on electronic fashion design tools to communicate with manufacturers overseas.

This course is suitable for students interested in fashion and graphic design (from high school students to adult learners), to industry professionals looking to upgrade their skills to enhance their career prospects.

Students will learn how to create accurate technical drawings (otherwise known as flats, specs, trade drawings, line drawings or specification drawings) using Adobe Illustrator.

  • Navigating the Workspace in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • The difference between Illustrator and Photoshop
  • The difference between Vector and Bitmaps
  • Using shortcuts to streamline work
  • Understanding the various tools and how to use them
  • Filling your sketch with color and patterns
  • Using layers to work effectively
  • Reflecting your sketch
  • Joining points
  • Making pattern swatches
  • Changing the colour of clothes in photographs
  • Masking layers
  • Learn how to use the pen tool effectively
  • Creating a symbol library of garment styles
  • Creating pattern swatches
  • Turn a photo into a design illustration
  • How to retouch photographs
  • Creating a 'branding pack' - logo, business card, neck label, swing tags etc.
  • Using croqui (figure templates)
  • Creating a presentation board
  • Understanding file types and resolution
  • Exporting your files for print or web.

Units of Competency:

Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following unit, from the Nationally Recognised Textiles, Clothing & Footwear training package in Applied Fashion Design & Technology.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
LMTFD4020A Use electronic fashion design tools

Course Requirements:

Students are required to have a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator installed. A free trial version is available from Adobe, however the trial will not last for the entire duration of the course and a full licence will be required to complete the course. If you do not have access to a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator installed, please contact us as we may have an available loan computer for use during class.

As the Adobe programs are quite complex, students are required to have basic to intermediate computer skills with the ability to easily navigate around their computer, websites, save files into folders and locate the saved files.

As this course assesses a national recognised unit of competency, students will be required to provide us with their Unique Student Identifier (USI) as required by the Australian Government. If you don't have a USI already, you can obtain a USI from here. Students will also be required to complete a form with required statistical data which must be reported to the government.

 

student working on a fashion design presentation in illustratorRequired Equipment:

Students are required to have a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator installed. A free trial version is available from Adobe, however the trial will not last for the entire duration of the course and a full licence will be required to complete the course. If you do not have access to a laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator installed, please contact us as we may have an available loan computer for use during class.

Course Duration:

This course can be run in 15 x 3hr sessions or as a 5 day intensive program

Next Course:

Short Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Course Fees

$1,500.00.  A $200.00 minimum non-refundable deposit is required to enrol and secure a position in the course. The balance of the course fees is due on the course commencement date.

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