Adobe CS5 for fashion and textiles - introduction (Illustrator)
This introductory workshop covers the basic functions of Adobe Illustrator and how it can be used as an instrument for fashion and textile design. Content will cover the development of garment trade sketches including adding colour and designing prints to be used in the trade sketches. You will leave the course with knowledge of the capabilities of Illustrator and its ability to create high quality graphics from logos to print designs, posters, trade sketches or illustrations.
This workshop is ideal for anyone working within fashion and wanting to gain an understanding of what Adobe Illustrator can offer as a design program. You may be new to Illustrator or wanting to brush up on your skills.
All learning materials will be provided along with a light lunch and refreshments. A basic knowledge of computers is essential. It is essential to bring a USB to save your work.
Chole Kerr has extensive experience in teaching Adobe CS5 for fashion and textile applications. Having worked as a head designer and then later going on to operate her own business, she has developed fashion and textile designs for an array of clientele. Chole is an experienced trainer and lecturer across many platforms from digital printers, pattern making to software programs. She recognises the important role that design technologies play in the operation of any business and embraces this as part of the training experience.
- Adobe CS5 programs
- Opening and saving documents
- Vector graphics
- Closed and open paths
- Creating a basic shape
- Using the pen tool
- Copy and paste
- Rotate, scale and transform
- Saving work
- What format suits what purpose
- Create a garment
- Using layers
- Working with a template
- Reflecting and joining objects
- Adding Colour
- Swatch libraries
- Brush libraries
- Basic pattern repeats
- Effectively use Illustrator to create basic graphics and garment designs
- Create basic pattern repeat design
- Understand the benefits and functions of Adobe Illustrator
- Create, save and export work for a variety of functions
Date and time
This workshop spans four days (three hour classes every Tuesday) beginning Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th February 2013 from 6pm-9pm.
Room G12, Building F
Kangan Institute Richmond campus
85 Cremorne Street
Richmond VIC 3121
You may be eligible for government funding to attend this workshop depending on your current qualification level. For more information on your eligibility, please contact Gail Bray on 13 TAFE (13 8233).