Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats

Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats

Learn to draw detailed technical flats, or CADs, for the fashion industry using Adobe Illustrator. This course provides easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions to get you up and running quickly. By focusing on only the tools and techniques needed for fashion, you can generate professional-quality fashion flats in no time.

Robin Schneider—a fashion designer and Otis College of Art and Design instructor—teaches you how to easily master the Pen tool as she walks you through drawing shirts, pants, skirts, and blazers. Learn how to maximize the power of Illustrator with Pathfinder, organize layers for quick and easy editing, and create custom symbol libraries. Plus, get tips and tricks to increase productivity and learn to lay out your designs in presentation-worthy line sheets.

Topics include:

  • What is a CAD flat?
  • Drawing shapes
  • Editing shapes: rotating and joining
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Using a template
  • Drawing shirts and blazers
  • Drawing skirts, trousers, and jeans
  • Creating symbols for buttons
  • Creating professional quality layouts


  • 英文名称:Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats
  • 时长:4小时7分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. What is a CAD flat?
  3. Using the exercise files
  4. Exploring the workspace
  5. Using selection tools
  6. Drawing shapes
  7. Using color
  8. Using the Layers panel
  9. Using the Rotate tool
  10. Using the Pen tool
  11. Using the Reflect and Join commands
  12. Using Pathfinder and Shape Builder
  13. Placing the template
  14. Adding guides
  15. Creating graphic styles
  16. Drawing the bodice
  17. Adding the sleeves
  18. Adding stitching
  19. Drawing the back view
  20. Drawing a collar and placket
  21. Adding the bodice and sleeves
  22. Drawing the back view
  23. Drawing the collar with stitches and bodice
  24. Drawing the front placket with buttons
  25. Adding sleeves with cuffs
  26. Drawing the back view
  27. Other bodice variations
  28. The parts of a blazer
  29. Drawing the lapel
  30. Drawing the blazer front
  31. Drawing curved sleeves
  32. Adding details
  33. Drawing the blazer back
  34. Drawing trousers: front
  35. Drawing trousers: back
  36. Types of skirts and drapes
  37. Drawing a flared skirt
  38. Gathered skirt front from a sketch
  39. Gathered skirt back
  40. The benefits of using symbols
  41. Basic button and buttonhole
  42. Saving and loading symbols
  43. Adding a two-point stroke
  44. Layouts for line sheets
  45. Next steps