Video and free download – Week 18 – Beginner to intermediate – How to create a gingham textile design in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Have you ever wanted to create your custom colored Gingham swatch in Illustrator? In this week 18 I am showing an easy and a more intricate way of creating the Gingham textile pattern in Illustrator. The easy method is going to be a swatch with flat colors.In the intermediate method I will use a filter called Scribble to create a texture in the Gingham swatch to make it look more alive.
You can view the video on my youtube channel or after the jump here on the blog. There you will also find written step by step instructions. This week’s free download comes with a flat sketch of a dress in 3 color ways.The file also included various flat Gingham swatches and multiple color ways of the textured Gingham swatch. Have fun using them as is or taking them apart.Free Member area (click here).

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Video and free download – Week 17 – Beginner – How to create Fisheye effect on text in Illustrator – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

#17 is adding a little pop to your text across your garments. You can see the difference in the beginning of the video between regular text and then with the added Fisheye effect in Illustrator.
You can view the video on my youtube channel or after the jump here on the blog. There you will also find written step by step instructions. This week’s free download comes with a flat sketch of a tee in 3 color ways. Use it to see your text effect in action right away. These are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).

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Video and free download – Week 16 – Beginner – How to create a faded denim or wash on denim in Illustrator for scalloped edges along flat sketch edges – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series

Have you tried distressing your flat looking technical denim flat sketches inside of Illustrator? It’s quite easy by adding a little bit of a wash to it.

Here are the step by step instructions or watch the video below:

To see the results, make sure you have a denim swatch or flat sketch with denim underneath. You can also use a sold blue, but that doesn’t let you see the real effect.
Step 1. Use your Ellipse tool to draw a oval. Use a white fill and no stroke.
Step 2. Select the oval with the selection tool.
Step 3. Go to Effect> Blur> Gaussian Blur

 Step 4. Click on the Preview button in the Gaussian Blur options
Step 5. Slide the Radius slider a little at a time from the left (no blur) to the right (a lot of blur) to see the effect
Step 6. You can press OK when you are satisfied with the result
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 denim pant flat sketch, a wash for you to pick apart, and a seamless denim swatch in 3 color ways. These are available for download and for taking apart in the Free Member area (click here).
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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
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