LESSON 1: THE BASIC T
12 Videos. Total Length =44:37. Scroll Down for all videos.
- 1.0 INTRODUCTION: (0.33)
- 1.1 THE WORKSPACE (4:41)
- 1.2 LAYERS AND GUIDELINES (3:45)
- 1.3 FILL VS STROKE (2:11)
- 1.4 SELECTION, ZOOM AND HAND TOOLS (4:42)
- 1.5 THE PEN TOOL (5:46)
- 1.6 ADJUSTING YOUR LINES (2:30)
- 1.7 REFLECT AND JOIN (6:13)
- 1.8 PATHFINDER DIVIDE (3:42)
- 1.9 DASHED LINES (STITCHES) (5:51)
- 1.10 OPACITY AND FILL (2:31)
- 1.11 RECTANGLE TOOL AND GROUP (2:12)
1.0 INTRODUCTION: (0.55)
After reviewing the material in Lesson 1 you will understand the basic functionalities of Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to draw the “Basic T” which will start you off with a foundation into the world of fashion flats. You can download the demo files for this lesson in the “Downloads” tab or you can click here. Total time for Lesson 1 is 44:37 minutes.
1.1 THE WORKSPACE (4:41)
1.1 THE WORKSPACE
This tutorial will familiarize you with the user interface of Adobe Illustrator. We will cover:
-How to open a new file
-Tool Bar overview
-How to save a file
1.2 LAYERS AND GUIDELINES (3:45)
1.2 LAYERS AND GUIDELINES
We will cover:
-Layers: to divide our artwork into sections
These will help us during the process of drawing.
1.3 FILL VS STROKE (2:11)
1.3 FILL VS STROKE
In this layer will discuss the difference between a fill and a stroke.
Fill- color or pattern applied to the inside of an object.
Stroke-applied to the outline of a line or an object.
1.4 SELECTION, ZOOM AND HAND TOOLS (4:42)
1.4 SELECTION, ZOOM AND HAND TOOLS
Some tools you will often use are the:
-Selection Tool- primarily used to select whole lines or shapes
-Direct Select Tool- primarily used to select anchor points and handles
-Zoom Tool: used to magnify your artwork. You can zoom in our zoom out.
-Hand Tool-used to move around your art board
1.5 THE PEN TOOL (5:46)
1.5 THE PEN TOOL
The pen tool will be used a lot when creating garment flats. This tutorial will show you how to
-Draw straight lines
-Draw curved lines
-Continue drawing on an existing path
-Converting an anchor point
-How to close a path
1.6 ADJUSTING YOUR LINES (2:30)
1.6 ADJUSTING YOUR LINES
We may not always draw our paths perfectly. Here we will learn how to adjust our lines using:
-convert anchor points
-add/subtract anchors points
1.7 REFLECT AND JOIN (6:13)
1.7 REFLECT AND JOIN
After we have drawn half of the garment we can then:
-Join- the two sides together.
A couple ways of doing this will be discussed.
1.8 PATHFINDER DIVIDE (3:42)
1.8 PATHFINDER DIVIDE
We can now divide our silhouette into multiple shapes. Especially helpful if we plan on coloring each section differently.
This lesson we will cover:
-How to select multiple objects or lines
-The Pathfinder-Divide function
1.9 DASHED LINES (STITCHES) (5:51)
1.9 DASHED LINES (STITCHES)
The dashed line function will help us creating our “stitching” on our flats. Covered in this tutorial are:
-Dashed lines: to created a “stitch” effect on our lines
-Stroke weights: To make our paths thicker or thinner
-Eyedropper Tool: Used to copy the appearance of other lines/objects
1.10 OPACITY AND FILL (2:31)
1.10 OPACITY AND FILL
We can make a “shadow” shape on our garment rather easily. We will draw the outline of the shape our:
-Pencil tool or Pen Tool
And reduce the
-Opacity of this shape
1.11 RECTANGLE TOOL AND GROUP (2:12)
1.11 RECTANGLE TOOL AND GROUP
Shape tools are helpful so we don’t have to draw these from scratch with our pen tool. We will use the
-Rectangle Tool to created a main label
We will also learn the
-Group function – to combine objects to treat them as a single unit