Tutorials:

How to Create Lace Trim in Illustrator

May 31, 2017

With a few simple tricks, you can mock up realistic lace trim in Illustrator (and a bit of Photoshop). Bonus trick? You can even change the color of your lace (even though it’s a photo) directly in Illustrator. Not what you wanted? Here’s how to create a lace repeating pattern swatch. In this tutorial, you […]

How to Draw A Shoe Fashion Flat in Illustrator

May 24, 2017

Since it’s asymmetrical, it can be hard to wrap your head around sketching a shoe in AI. In this video tutorial, I’ll show you the exact steps to draw a shoe using lesser known tools and features in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn: 02:25 How to create round corners using the Live Corners feature (Corner […]

How do I know What Pantone book to use?

May 17, 2017

If you work in fashion, you have to use Pantone colors. But how do you know what colors to use? And what’s the difference between TCX & TPX codes? This video will tell you what you need to know. You will learn: 00:13 What are Pantone colors and how do they work? What industries use […]

How to Calculate Your Hourly Freelance Rate for Fashion Designers

May 10, 2017

Freelancing can be a tricky endeavor – and while you don’t want to overcharge, you also don’t want to feel like you’re cutting yourself short. Use the freelance calculator to figure out the right hourly rate for you to make sure you meet your goals.

How to auto calculate grade rules in your tech pack using formulas in Excel

May 03, 2017

I see many designers doing tech packs in Illustrator and – gasp – MANUALLY calculating grade rules! Please, don’t do this! Use Excel and the simple formulas to make sure your spec sheet is accurate and that everything AUTOMATICALLY updates if you make any changes! You will learn: 00:38 Defining your sample size in your […]

How to Spec a Garment for Your Fashion Tech Pack

April 26, 2017

How do you know what POMs (points of measure) to include in your spec sheet? How do you figure out where to put them? Luckily, someone made a book for us! The Spec Manual by Michele Wesen Bryant and and Diane DeMers is the best (and only one that I know of) reference book you […]

How to Make a Lace Pattern in Illustrator (& Photoshop)

April 19, 2017

Using photoshop & Illustrator, we’ll create a see through / transparent lace repeating pattern swatch and apply it to our bra fashion flat sketch. You will learn: 00:37 How to crop one repeat of your lace pattern in Photoshop 01:20 How to make sure the edges of your repeat tile will seam up smoothly 02:11 […]

How to Sketch Fashion Flats in Illustrator (Without The Pen Tool)

April 12, 2017

Learn to sketch without the Pen Tool in my free 13 minute video (and cut your design time in half). I created it just for fashion designers just like YOU.

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