Learn the basics of of how to use this powerful computer program to design apparel. Follow the same steps used at major apparel companies.  Create a concept or mood board.  Design a simple ensemble, following your concept, then put on finishing touches.

From your first week, learn to copy garments as computer illustrations starting with t-shirts and woven shirts to more complicated garments such as jeans and a jacket. Learn to turn them into flats. Learn to add fabric colors and textures.

Discover pen, vector, raster, brushes, lines and the protocol for modifying visuals. Create a design a week. Scan then modify your images. Use your new skills to design and draw fashion ideas. A must for anyone entering the apparel profession.  Prerequisite: Fashion Sketching and Fashion Illustration or equivalent

Adrianna McKinley, digital media specialist
Wednesdays, January 13-March 31
SESSION 1: 6-9 pm PST; 9-midnite EST OR
SESSION 2: 2-5 pm PST; 5-8 pm EST
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You will need:
• Experience with computers.
• A mouse.  Your trackpad alone will not do.
• Sketchbook for note taking & drawing.
• USB device ( 2 GB recommended )
• Apple/PC laptop loaded with Adobe CC, You can:
• Download the free 30-day trial version from the Adobe.com website
• Buy a student subscription for the Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign package.
• Buy a student subscription individual Illustration program for slightly less for the full package.
Become familiar with PFI’s online Intranet, Populi. You will receive a Populi username and password. By two weeks before class starts, your instructor will load your class syllabus and your first class assignment. By one week before your class starts, you are sent a reminder of log-in instructions and directed to go online to test your system then read the syllabus and first assignment and to download your class files. At this time, make sure you have downloaded and opened your Adobe Illustrator just to make sure your subscription program is completely set up and ready to work on your first day of class.