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Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator 2ndEdition is a teach-yourself guide that provides step-by-stepinstructions and diagrams on how to use Adobe IllustratorCS5

Bursting with detailed technical information and full colourillustrations, its highly practical approach ensures fastlearning.  You will not only learn how to create technicaldrawings, but also fashion illustrations, flat drawings andstoryboards for the fashion industry, and how to combine AdobeIllustrator and Adobe Photoshop.  Once the basicsare covered, you have the opportunity to learn more about thesophisticated aspects of this essential software package.

If you are a fashion student or a fashion designer, this is theonly book you'll need to master the very latest version of AdobeIllustrator.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405160551
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 11.72 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne Centner has worked in the fashion industry for over25 years, both in South Africa and Australia. She has workedextensively in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.Marianne runs her own design studio and trains designers in thefashion industry.

Frances Vereker has extensive experience teaching fashiondrawing and computer drawing to students and teachers. She liaiseswith secondary and tertiary colleges throughout Victoria,Australia, giving her a unique opportunity to understand thelearning process within fashion and textiles. Frances has lecturedat major fashion institutions and has close links with the fashionindustry.

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Table of Contents







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


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


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


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


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 inPhotoshop 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 ofthe poses in Illustrator 188 – 192

Faces 193 – 195

Summary 196

INDEX 198 – 200

Note: some parts of headings and sub-headings may besummarised.

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