• +44 (0)7889 761241
  • Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion & Textile Design

    Adobe Illustrator Training – Fashion Design

    On this Adobe Illustrator training course focus on the tools and features used in the Fashion and Textile industries. This onsite Illustrator course teaches how to create fashion garments from flats, work with and design patterns of lace and materials and understand the in-depth working of the software.  This Illustrator training is ideal for 121 sessions or closed company courses seeking a more intense and targeted course.  As with all the Illustrator courses it can be run across the UK including the Midlands, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire. 


    My Illustrator Courses are fluid and constantly updated to ensure you get a clear and concise grip on the tools and features contained in the software.  As well as the more traditional tools this course if you are using Illustrator CC 2017 you look at the new features including CC Libraries and Adobe Stock.


    Brief overview of the Illustrator Training Course (full overview at the bottom of the page)


    • Work with Illustrators Tools, Panels & Interface
    • Illustrator Selection Tools
    • Understanding Colour
    • Hand-drawn sketch to technical spec
    • Brush Panel, create, edit brush tips
    • Pen & Paths, drawing, editing & manipulating paths
    • Pattern Definition
    • Live Trace


    Illustrator Course Info

    This Illustrator Course content takes three days but possibly less depending on prior Illustrator knowledge – please get in touch for a chat about your options  


    Laptop Hire

    Short of a laptop or 6?  If so, then I can supply laptops and projector hire and take care of all aspects of your Illustrator training course – again, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat about your needs.  


    Thank you for visiting my site.

    Don’t have a good day have a great one.




    Adobe Illustrator Course for Fashion & Textile Design - Overviews

    Illustrator Introduction

    • Creating & editing objects
    • Selecting objects
    • Rotate & Scale
    • Duplication & rotation
    • Constrain
    • Align & Distribution
    • Arrange Menu


    Illustrator Selection Tools

    • Selecton & Direct Selection Tools
    • Selection Menu for blends, fill & stroke, fine art selection
    • Advanced Selection Options



    • 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


    Graphics Style Panel

    • Creating graphic styles, adding graphic styles
    • Using graphic styles
    • Designing graphic styles for fashion items
      • buttons, stitching etc



    • Creating & editing pattern brushes
      • create zippers
      • create coverstitching
    • Apply brushes to paths & strokes


    Change hand-drawn sketch to technical sketch

    • Import a hand drawn sketch
    • Use Live Trace to change sketch to paths
    • Adjust, edit paths


    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


    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


    Pen (Paths) Tool

    • 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


    Layers Panel

    • Create & edit layers
    • Understanding layers
    • Viewing, printing layers

    Stroke & Appearance Panel

    • Creating, editing strokes
    • Viewing strokes
    • Designing strokes for stitching


    Transparency Panel

    • Use transparency
    • Knockout options (ie. designing stitching)
      • use this to create double stitched lines


    Live Trace

    • Learn Live Trace options
    • Change Live Trace settings
    • Work with Live Trace to create
      • sketches & clothing specs


    Colour in a Fashion Sketches

    • 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



    • 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
    • Standard rate for one person is £300.00 inc. VAT per day
    • Second person & subsequent persons £75.00 inc. VAT per day
      * Travel Expenses may apply depending on your location in the UK
    • Laptop Hire – £25.00 per machine per day
      *Terms and Conditions apply to laptop hire


    The above price includes 6 months post course support. I like to build rapport with our clients so any Adobe Illustrator Course support would be held directly with the Adobe Illustrator trainer (myself) 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


    This Illustrator for Fashion Design course runs for 3 days.



    Adobe Illustrator Training 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, Birmingham, Coventry, Leeds, Leicester, Sheffield, Manchester, Cambridge, The North, Yorkshire, Birmingham, Lancashire, Derby, Sheffield, Warwickshire, Stratford on Avon.

    Get in Touch Today
  • Contact Greta Powell

    Why not get in touch for a no obligation informal chat about your training.

    Read More

    Design Services

    No time or inclination for training? Then let me help you to create and design.

    Read More


    Read feedback from a small number of our many happy clients.

    Read More
  • Web Design London  |  Alate