Learn how to use both Illustrator and Photoshop to sketch and create realistic renderings of your shoe designs. We will be covering sketching tips, filling your sketches with textures and finally adding the little shadow and highlight details that will make your sketches look real.
Illustrator for Fashion Beginners Series
You'll learn best practices from the start including setting up template files, creating libraries that can be reused and building efficient files. Immerse yourself in a set of 4 intensive workshops, tailored for the designer who has little to no knowledge of Illustrator, but would like to learn to create fashion flats, seamless patterns and brushes, simple line sheets, callouts for tech packs, recolor artwork and more. While this course is for beginners, it is immersive and covers a lot of content in a short period of time. The course moves at a swift pace and content builds on itself from one night to the next. Each session is 2.5 hours with an additional 30 minutes available at the end of each class for students to practice what they've learned and get one on one support (this time is optional but highly recommended). Homework is assigned and students are expected to complete assignments and practice in between sessions in order to absorb content to its fullest and get the maximum out of the course. While no experience in Illustrator is required, it is expected that you have fundamental computer skills in order to keep up with the class. All attendees will recieve a Sketching template, a Shortcuts Cheat Sheet and an Illustrator Brushes library with 50 great brushes.
Intro to Accessories Hardware Production w/ Rhino CAD
Are you interested in customizing accessories hardware for your fashion line? Need a custom clasp as a statement piece for a handbag, or a stylish fastener for that coat? In this class I'm going to get you started by going through an overview of the production process of accessories hardware, with a focus on conceptualizing your idea using the 3D program Rhino and prototyping via 3D printing. I will teach you all the techniques, tips and tricks I wish I knew as a beginner learning Rhino 3D. This class will not only provide a foundation for working with Rhino, it will get you started on the path to asking the right questions when it comes to accessories hardware production.
Color Management Bootcamp
This class is tailored for the fashion company where color is critical to the design process and focuses on everything you need to know to help you achieve the best match between your screen and your printer. Are your print outs coming out different from what you see on your screen? Are you spending too much time and money trying to match your colors?
InDesign for Fashion Hangtags and Packaging
The course is structured to begin with the mechanical basics, continue across mid-level functions while emerging into more advanced imperatives that serve to communicate while dazzling the eye, all within a comfortable learning curve.