This class is a follow up to Adobe Illustrator for Fashion (CAD I): Introduction to Garment Flats. In this class I'll teach you the technical design detailing you’ll need to create professional-grade garment flats in Illustrator, including how to add construction details like darts and hems; how to add colors, patterns and textures to your flats; and how to add advanced fitting techniques like draping and shaping.
Creating garment flats in Adobe Illustrator is a foundational fashion design skill. Garment flats are how you’ll communicate your fashion ideas to pattern-makers, technical designers, merchandisers, or manufacturers. You’ll also need them for creating tech packs or fashion design portfolios.
What You'll Learn
In this class you’ll learn how to take a basic garment flat and add all the necessary details. We'll cover:
Construction Details. How to draw stitches, darts, hems, trims, buttons and zippers.
Coloring Details. How to add color to your flats in Adobe Illustrator.
Pattern-Making. How to create swatches to communicate various textures and patterns.
Fitting Details. How to add draping and shaping techniques to your flats in Adobe Illustrator.
What You'll Do
You'll be able to apply these skills immediately to your own project: create a high detailed set of garment flats you can share with your classmates for feedback. Looking to get your fashion design produced? Submit your design for funding on Betabrand!