Illustrator for Fashion Design: Advanced Drawing Flats

Illustrator for Fashion Design: Advanced Drawing Flats

Learn how to draw technical flats quickly and efficiently using Adobe Illustrator, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions from fashion design instructor Robin Schneider. Generate professional-quality fashion flats in no time with her timesaving tricks. Find out how to use templates, build custom keyboard shortcuts and actions, and make fashion brushes that you can use to "paint" details such as stitching, zippers, and trim. Learn how to create a bank of reusable symbols for common elements such as button holes and drawstrings. Discover how to build realistic pattern fills from scratch or using fabric scans. Robin brings it all together for some examples drawing denim and knitwear, and provides tips to modify existing flats, such as adapting pants from straight leg to boot cut. Last but not least, explore professional practices that incorporate style guides, libraries, and sources, for a more consistent style and a more collaborative workflow.

Topics include:

  • Setting up a start file
  • Using keyboard shortcuts and actions
  • Creating fashion brushes
  • Using symbols
  • Making pattern fills
  • Drawing denim
  • Drawing knit tops and bottoms
  • Converting existing flats
  • Following a professional workflow


  • 英文名称:Illustrator for Fashion Design: Advanced Drawing Flats
  • 时长:4小时57分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. Using the exercise files
  3. Tools you need to know
  4. Setting up a start file
  5. Graphic styles
  6. Custom keyboard shortcuts
  7. Using actions
  8. Offset action
  9. The benefit of brushes
  10. Double needle topstitch
  11. Cover stitch
  12. Zigzag
  13. Zipper
  14. Brush from trim
  15. Editing brushes
  16. Using symbols
  17. Rivet and eyelet
  18. Buttons: Four-hole and shank
  19. Button hole
  20. Zipper pull
  21. Drawstrings
  22. Filling, scaling, and rotating
  23. Making pattern fills from fabric swatches
  24. Recoloring pattern fills
  25. Denim jacket: Front collar
  26. Denim jacket: Front bodice
  27. Denim jacket: Sleeves and buttons
  28. Denim jacket: Back
  29. Jeans: Front
  30. Jeans: Back
  31. Long-sleeve T-shirt with gathers
  32. Long-sleeve T-shirt back
  33. Hoodie: Front
  34. Hoodie: Back
  35. Hoodie: Up
  36. Turtle neck front
  37. Turtle neck back and sleeves
  38. Leggings
  39. Joggers: Front
  40. Joggers: Back and pockets
  41. Leggings: Straight leg to boot cut
  42. Top to dress
  43. T-shirt to raglan
  44. Style guides for stroke weights
  45. Style guides and organizing libraries
  46. Recoloring art and using multiple sources
  47. Next steps