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Illustrator for Fashion: Beginners Series
4 Sessions | 12 hrs | Jason McConnell

What is the Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Beginners Bootcamp?

Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Beginners Workshop is a live, in-person, hands-on workshop designed to teach novices of Illustrator the basics for use in Fashion Design in just 4 intensive bootcamp sessions.

Who is this class for?

Anyone who has little to no knowledge of Illustrator and who wants to get up to speed fast to learn how to use it in the Fashion, Accessories, Footwear, Home goods and Textile and Surface design industries.

What you’ll learn

We’ll walk you through the basics of the workspace and navigation on up through more advanced topics, including: the Pen Tool, Flat Sketching, Pattern repeats, Brushes, Colorways and Presentation boards.

You’ll also learn time saving topics from the start including: Graphic Styles, Libraries, Templates and shortcuts that will allow you to spend more time designing and less time fiddling with the program to get things done.

How you’ll learn?

This class is taught with a mix of lecture and hands-on exercises. You’ll have ample time to practice the material; as well as, one on one time with the instructor. We are happy to help students between sessions with their homework assignments and it is highly recommend all students take the time to practice in between sessions!

What is included with the class?

Class includes a Lesson plan, Exercises, Sketching Template, Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet, Fashion Brushes Library, and a 1 year Premium Membership to ($99 value!)

What are the topics that are covered?

Day 1:
• Workspace and Navigation
• Vector Objects and Color
• Selection and Drawing Tools overview
• Transform objects (rotate, scale, reflect)
• Layers, Grouping, Locking and Hiding

Day 2:
• The Dreaded (but extremely powerful) Pen Tool
• Flat sketching overview (symmetrical and stylized)
• Basic Stitches
• Libraries intro
• Homework assignment

Day 3
• Flat Sketching continued
• Brushes
• Symbols
• Trim tricks (Ribs, bindings, etc)

Day 4:
• Seamless pattern repeats
• Image Trace
• Live Color
• Board Presentations

Who is the trainer?

Class is taught by Fashion Classroom founder and Illustrator guru Jason McConnell. Jason has over 17 years of experience in the industry as a CAD designer, Consultant and Adobe for Fashion trainer.

Odds and Ends

MAC laptops are provided. Feel free to bring your own laptop if you like. Note that the program is nearly identical on both the MAC and Windows platforms.

We will be training on Illustrator CC (2014); however most topics span all versions since Illustrator 10.  If you are bringing your own laptop make sure to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Adobe CC from the website.

How much is the course?

The course is just $449

NOTE: Pricing is for pre-scheduled workshops only. Private / Custom training prices are slightly higher but have the benefit of being on your schedule, at your location, customized to the topics that you wish to cover, and are private to you and your team. Please contact us for pricing.

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