Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion & Textile Design

Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion Design

This Adobe Illustrator Course has been designed specifically for Fashion and Textile designers.  It shows how to create and draw fashion garments from scratch, design zips and buttons and create intricate lace and textile patterns.


The full Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion Design course content is shown below but as this is a design course we encourage you to bring in your own patterns and designs to the Illustrator course at the start of the course.   


Adobe Illustrator Course Duration

This Illustrator for Fashion Design course runs for 3 days. 

Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion Design Locations

Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion Design can be held on your premises or in a training room located for your convenience.  Our Adobe Illustrator Courses are held UK wide including Midlands, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, East Midlands, West Midlands & just about everywhere else.


Alternative Adobe Illustrator Courses

Adobe Illustrator Course - Introduction

Adobe Illustrator Course - Advanced


Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion Design

Illustrator Introduction Pen (Paths) Tool

Creating & editing objects
Selecting objects
Rotate & Scale
Duplication & rotation

Align & Distribution

Arrange Menu


Learn the art of the Pen Tool
Create new paths, edit paths, add & subtract paths, anchor points
Create & modify curved, angular paths
Draw paths 
Fill and stroke paths with colour, gradients etc

Develop Pen Techniques

Illustrator Selection Tools

Layers Panel

Selecton & Direct Selection Tools

Selection Menu for blends, fill & stroke, fine art selection
Advanced Selection Options

Create & edit layers

Understanding layers

Viewing, printing layers




Stroke & Appearance Panel

Colour Models
New Colours, edit  colours, remove colours
Create Swatches, save Swatches, Add Swatches to palette
Share Swatches across documents & other designers
Colour guide
Pantone booklets


Creating, editing strokes

Viewing strokes

Designing strokes for stitching

Graphics Style Panel Transparency Panel

Creating graphic styles, adding graphic styles
Using graphic styles

Designing graphic styles for fashion items

buttons, stitching etc

Use transparency
Knockout options (ie. designing stitching)

use this to create double stitched lines




Live Trace

Creating & editing pattern brushes

create zippers

create coverstitching

Apply brushes to paths & strokes

Learn Live Trace options
Change Live Trace settings

Work with Live Trace to create

sketches & clothing specs


Change hand-drawn sketch to technical sketch


Colour in a Fashion Sketches

Import a hand drawn sketch

Use Live Trace to change sketch to paths

Adjust, edit paths


Learn Live Paint
Edit Live Paint
Use gradients to shade and tone fashion sketches

Learn gradient mesh

Use gradient meshes to colour and shade fashion sketches


Brush Palette



Create & edit brushes

Create wash effects with brushes to paint models on mood boards

Learn the bristle brush

Create folds, ruffles, ruching & elastic waist bands

Create patterns from scratch

Learn how to apply patterns to fit shape

Adapt & edit existing patters

design lace patterns
design flower patterns
design striped patterns


Working with fashion items


Using a current template

Editing a template

Sketching and drawing a skirt

Sketching and drawing a tee-shirt

Creating & designing high heeled shoes

Apply different leather and patent textures to high heeled shoes




Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design Course

This Adobe Illustrator For Fashion Design Course is versatile during the course you create a lot of different items including buttons, sequins and a variety of different textures.  Bring your own design's and work through the different issues you have in the workplace or discuss with the Illustrator Trainer different options to improve and speed up Illustrator workflows.

Prices for Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design Course
Standard rate for one person is £275.00 ALL INC per day

Second person & subsequent persons £50.00 ALL INC per day


The above price includes 6 months post course support. We like to build rapport with our clients so any Adobe Illustrator Course support would held direct with the Adobe Illustrator trainer who delivered the course/s. It also includes any and all course materials plus access to our Adobe Illustrator online training tips, tricks & tutorials section


Some of the areas we cover with the Adobe Illustrator Course. Our Illustrator Trainers travel across the UK so get in touch to discuss organising Illustrator Training in your area.


We run Captivate Training Courses across the UK including the following:


Adobe Illustrator Training Midlands, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham,

Adobe Illustrator Training Yorkshire, York, Bradford, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield

Adobe Illustrator Training Lancashire, Lancaster, Blackpool, Blackburn, Preston, Ormskirk

Adobe IllustratorTraining Cheshire, Chester, Crewe

Adobe Illustrator Training Suffolk, Ipswich, Newmarket

Adobe Illustrator Training Norhamptonshire, Northampton, Kettering, Daventry

Adobe Illustrator Training Lincolnshire, Lincoln, Stamford, Boston

Adobe Illustrator Training East Midlands and West Midlands



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