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
Instructor: Dina Pham, Technical Specialist at Columbia Sportswear
Dates/Times: Wednesdays, January 10-March 28, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options: Non-credit: $449.00
You will need:
Apple/PC laptop • USB device ( 2 GB recommended ) loaded with Adobe CS4 or higher (latest version is CS6). Or wait until the day before class and download the free 30-day trial version from the Adobe.com website.
• A mouse. Your trackpad alone will not do.
• Sketchbook for note taking & drawing
There are multiple Adobe video tutorials on You Tube. One that has some excellent free tips is http://www.youtube.com/user/tutvid . There are also several free pod casts available through iTunes.
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