Video and download – Week 15 – Beginner – How to flip and reflect brushes in Illustrator for scalloped edges along flat sketch edges – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Does your Illustrator brush give you a hard time when you have to reflect it to the other side of your flat sketch? Sometimes we don’t notice this until our brush has two different edges and the reflected copy comes out upside down. In this week’s tutorial I am explaining how to fix this with two different methods. You can view the video on my youtube channel or after the jump here on the blog. This week’s free download comes with a dress flat sketch, a brush in 3 color ways, and a print in 2 colorways as well and these are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).
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Video and download – Week 14 – Advanced – How to distribute and align objects around a circle in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Today we are going to use a method to create a even distribution of any one or multiple object around a circle. This comes in handy when we create elaborate designs, trims and layouts for our fashion flat sketching in Illustrator. I dare you to try and do this manually. You can view the video on myyoutube channel or after the jump here on the blog. This week’s free download comes with a flat sketch, two brushes, one is a stretch stitch brush and the other is a rasterized rhinestone brush and these are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).
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2 Videos and download – Week 13 – Advanced – How to create a clipping mask from multiple objects on a skirt flat sketch in Illustrator -52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Having problems with clipping masks? Or fantasizing of more options when clipping one part at a time? There are 2 videos today diving into advanced clipping masks. The download today is a skirt flat sketch with clipping mask of brush strokes. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).
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Video – Week 12 – How to draw inside or create a clipping mask on a v neck flat sketch with ribbed binding in Illustrator -52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

What sounds easier? Draw inside or create clipping mask?. Today we are going to learn how to use the draw inside feature in Illustrator to draw a ribbing right inside of a binding. The download today is a V- neck top flat sketch with a striped print and BONUS brushes. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).
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Video – Week 11 – How to transparency on fill without affecting the stroke on a rain coat flat sketch in Illustrator -52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

We are in a rush today, why because it’s Week 11 and it’s a short quick tip that will help you one day. This week’s tip will help you keep your stroke or outlines on your flat sketch, while changing the transparency on the fill or inside. The download today is a rain coat flat sketch with mesh like raindrop print. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).
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Video – Week 10 – How to create varying length for pant flats in Illustrator -52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Week 10 is going to show you how another method of modifying existing flat sketches into a new style. This week there is a BONUS download of 3 prints. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).
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Video – Week 9 – How to color block/ cut existing flats in Illustrator -52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

In week 9 you will take an easy tip and transform your existing flat sketch into a new style. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). "Flat Continue reading

Video – Week 8 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – How to create a realistic looking puffy quilt stitch for fashion flat sketch

Week 8 is here and while I try to make the videos really short, I can’t help but want to share so much information with you. I am limiting myself this week to showing you the creation of a realistic looking stitch pattern brush. But the files that are available for download are packed with goodies. There are 2 different quilt patterns and 1 realistic looking stitch pattern brush. You’ll see in the video what I mean by that. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).

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Video – Week 7 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – How to create a box pleat brush for a flat sketch

Box pleat brushes can be used year around in many different ways in fashion design. Whether it is on a short skirt in summer or on a long woolen dress in the winter time. Learn how to create a brush and the tiny tricks to fix little annoyances such as lines or gaps and openings. Learn how to reuse components to make different styles of box pleats. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). Week 7 free fashion flat sketch box pleat brush adobe illustrator Continue reading

Video – Week 6 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – How to create a fringe along an angles seam line on flat sketch

Fringe is in, once again, and just in case you work in the apparel industry long enough to see it circle around as a trend once more, let’s practice how to create some interesting fringe edge hemline in Illustrator that is on an angle. You can watch the video on our blog below or on our youtube channel. The files  that I am using in the video are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here). 

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