Learn to design in Adobe Illustrator, a key to your future in apparel, whether as a fashion designer or technical designer.  This program is an absolute must for most fashion companies.  Most require that you are competent in this program when applying for a job. You will rely on this app to help you create your garment sketches, line sheets, techpacks and so much more.  You will use this program every day to share your ideas with others in your company, those who produce your products and companies overseas.

Follow the same steps used at major apparel companies.  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: Adobe Prep



Adrianna Aguirre, Thread Theory pattern developer
Wednesdays, Jan 11-March 29, 2-5 pm

Cost/Cost Options:
$573 (includes $35 technology fee)
Supply List:
Please contact the PFI Sewing Store Manager for questions about your Supply List.
Additional Notes/Costs:

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.

PFI's $35 Online Learning Fee covers costs associated with administration, online class support, non-traditional course formats, and technology support. PFI charges per course or series rather than per credit (as is the cases with most institutions and colleges.)