Video Week 2 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – Dress fashion flat sketch tiny triangles details

Week 2 is here of our 52 week series of Illustrator tips for fashion design. Join in anytime. Watch the videos on our blog below/ 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 1 – 52 weeks Adobe Illustrator for fashion design series – Coat fashion flat sketch details

Today we are starting our 52 week series of Illustrator tips for fashion design. Join in anytime. Watch the videos on our blog below/ 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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Tropical Fusion BlogHop 2014

The Surface Design Process explained in pictures:

  pantone color of the year 2014 radiant orchid 

Remember the year that Radiant Orchid was the color of the year? Well it inspired a textile design process from hand sketch to digital results. See photos of the entire process below. SCROLL NOW!


Hello and thank you for visiting, you landed on our blog hop. For those of you that do not know what a blog hop is, its a collaboration of bloggers (and designers in our case) that blog about the same topic and create a loop that you can follow. This blog hop is a group of 40 international designers and spread out over 4 days. You can follow along on our design and thought process  journey and see how the same color and inspiration will result in many completely different designs.

At the bottom of this post is the link to hop to the next designer's entry, or if you would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop you can click here and visit surface designer Mary Tanana's blog

Update as of July 2018 the loop is not longer functioning all the way around. BUT MARY TANANA has a list with all the blog links.

 

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How to trace an image in Illustrator or how to vectorize

after a long night of adobe illustrator for beginner online webinars, i am still inspired to share what we created working into the late night hours. the above image is an example of how adobe illustrator’s live trace or rather image trace function is quite powerful and creates great and very close to original image renderings as vectors. however the problem comes in when the original image is already pixelated and that the tracing results in color will try and imitate the look of the individual pixels and that it becomes a nightmare to handle as vectors. Continue reading “How to trace an image in Illustrator or how to vectorize”

Life long learning at Adobe MAX

Updated This Post On 8/8/2018 - Click here to see the visuals of the actual workshop that I attended and grab some goodies.

It's that time of the year again. I am going to Adobe Max next week ( that was in 2013). One of the courses that I am really looking forward to is called: " the power of pattern: how to create & communicate through patterns". The creators of patternpeople, which is a very inspiring and informative website, are offering this course. They asked us to send them 2 (maybe 3) black and white "seeds".  They are then going to show us how to make patterns with them.

Here is what their email to us said: " We're looking for simple doodles - from geometric shapes to squiggly lines" below you can see art that I am considering to use?  Which 2  should I submit?

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creating seamless tiles in illustrator cs6 with polar grid tool and mandalas

 

 

from pizza slice to full mandala in minutes. here are some visuals of what was happening during our live session tonight. i just finished teaching the master textile design creativity track and couldn’t stop looking at this mandala and had to share.  Continue reading “creating seamless tiles in illustrator cs6 with polar grid tool and mandalas”

fashion illustration with watercolor online class

 

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2013 means more hands on creativity outside of the computer. to me anyways.  i have spent the last several years freelancing and teaching and editing.. like a lot… it’s time to bring color back onto this blog.. i am constantly surrounded by it and i am going to share it more

Fashion Croquis in water color

it had been quite a while since i used water color, thanks to katie rogers’ class over at paper fashion i finally picked up my brushes again and doodled my fashion illustration that is based on my inspiration ( pinterest). Continue reading “fashion illustration with watercolor online class”

2013 – Pantone color of the year – Emerald -17-5641

 

It’s official Pantone announced next year’s color of the year to be Emerald.

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A cool hue for us to enjoy throughout all of 2013, from fashion designs to home ware and more. This year we enjoyed the warm Tangerine Tango color all over the place. Let’s see what you will design with this?

To learn more about this years color  you can visit Pantone’s  Color announcement by clicking here. There you can scroll to the bottom of the page and read more about several of the previous year’s colors. Enjoy!

Tie Dye in Photoshop?

 

Creating the next live online Textile Masterclass series is a lot of fun. Part of the first series is how to create tie dye print within Photoshop. Entirely digitally without getting your fingers dirty. There are several easy steps like using a gradient and then putting a pattern on top of it with a Layer blending mode. Continue reading “Tie Dye in Photoshop?”

Video Fashion Design process from idea to finished garment – Designer Eva Franco

Today I am sharing this great quick lovely video by Los Angeles Fashion Designer Eva Franco who let’s us peak into her studio and follow along her design process.

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