top new adobe creative tools for fashion designers

i am still at adobemax 2013 today, but here is a quick roundup on the top 4 creative tools that i am exited about for the apparel industry in regards to adobe programs and now hardware. please let me know what you think and share with me what you would like to see improved or what is your fav new feature? Continue reading “top new adobe creative tools for fashion designers”

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

 

fashion illustration glitter thread crystals

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”

Great new courses already available to my all access members

My website currently only advertises and shows access to 6 courses, but all access members can access 2 more (8 full courses total).

Both of these assume that you already worked your way through the beginner courses

and are ready to progress to the next level. Continue reading “Great new courses already available to my all access members”

Freebie alert – Design your fashion croquis’s outfit like Versace for H&M

Having worked at H&M as a teenager in Hamburg, Germany; this place obviously always has a special place in my Fashion Design heart.

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Color names and codes for Illustrator and Photoshop – Quick video tip

Watch this video to learn to find quick inspiration for color names for you new color swatches that you are using in your line sheets, mood and trend boards for new fashion collections. Continue reading “Color names and codes for Illustrator and Photoshop – Quick video tip”

Celebrating 500 fans on facebook with files and video tutorial

Today any click-able text will take you to FB page: Thank you for FashionChalkboard.com’s 500 fans mile stone! Celebrate with me on my facebook page by being inspired, watching the videos and downloading the pdf and ai file to keep and take apart.What will you learn? Learn to use simple tools like the ellipse tool in Illustrator combined with Illustrator CS5 new width tool to create brushes  to create a beautiful pattern print for your fashion flat sketches. Continue reading “Celebrating 500 fans on facebook with files and video tutorial”

How to draw a fashion flat sketch in Illustrator? Part 1 understanding the final result first

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All beginnings are hard, but they can be made a lot easier by taking the time to understand the problem or in our case flat sketch first. This video which is part of our beginner course  “Adobe ® Illustrator ® for Fashion Design”, will show you how to take existing flat sketches apart and explain what needs to happen when you draw your first fashion flat sketch.

 

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Seamless pattern in Illustrator tutorial on youtube

Click here to check out this new social profile website.While there watch your seamless video tutorial by clicking on the youtube icon

Beginner Illustrator and beginner Photoshop training – non fashion design

Read more about the upcoming beginner intensives with video access (special pricing).
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