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Fashion Ribbing Using Illustrator 2 Ways: Dashed Lines & The Blend Tool
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ You're probably frustrated when you have to draw ribbing in Illustrator one line at a time. It's tedious to create and even more tedious to update. Luckily, Illustrator has a few simple tools built in that will allow you to draw this detail on your fashion flats much more quickly and accurately. This tutorial will show you two tricks and shortcuts to do this. You will learn: How to use a dashed line to create ribbing (0:34) How to adjust the size of your dash and gap (1:24) How to create a Clipping Mask to hide excess ribbing (02:17) How to create ribbing with the Blend Tool (02:40) How to change Blend Options (03:54) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 44170 Sew Heidi
Zipper Tooth Pattern Brush in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ This tutorial will show you how to create a zipper tooth pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator that you can use over and over again on all of your fashion flats. You will learn: How to define the edges of your pattern tile with a Bounding Box (00:50) How to turn your open tooth zipper into a pattern brush (1:33) How to draw a closed tooth zipper pattern brush (2:03) How to draw a partially open zipper (3:18) How to change the direction of your brush (flip the zipper teeth) (03:34) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 30911 Sew Heidi
Blend Colors & Mix Swatches in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ The blend tool in Adobe Illustrator is great for blending shapes and colors. In this AI video tutorial, you'll learn how to create a blend of colors with a pre-determined number of steps. You will learn: How to create blends of color between two swatches in Illustrator (00:09) How to use Illustrator's Blend Tool to blend colors (00:57) How to adjust settings in the Blend Options dialog window (01:23) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 36990 Sew Heidi
Resize, Scale & Change Direction of Pattern Swatches in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ With a few simple shortcuts, it's simple to resize or edit the direction of repeating patterns in Adobe Illustrator. And no, you don't have to create a new pattern swatch for each variant. This video tutorial will show you how to quickly edit your pattern without editing your sketch. You will learn: How to create a pattern swatch from an image in Illustrator (0:22) How to change the size of a Pattern swatch without resizing the object it fills (02:48) How to Rotate a Pattern swatch without rotating the artwork it fills (03:24) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 31773 Sew Heidi
Plaid Seamless Repeating Patterns in Adobe Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ One of the simplest repeating patterns you can make in Illustrator is a plaid swatch. This tutorial will show you how to create this textile pattern using only rectangles. You will learn: What are warp and weft lines in a plaid (00:28) How to add transparency to your plaid to make it look more realistic (01:43) How to turn your plaid into a pattern swatch (2:08) Troubleshooting why the edges of you pattern don’t line up (2:16) How to fix the edges of you pattern so they seam up nicely (3:13) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 80859 Sew Heidi
How to Turn an image into a Pattern Swatch in Illustrator and Keep Your File Size Small
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ When bringing raster (pixel based) artwork into Illustrator, you may notice a very quick and very big jump in your file size. While some of this is unavoidable due to the memory that pixel based artwork consumes, you can do a few things to help minimize this. Working with both Photoshop & Illustrator, I'll show you how to create a repeating plaid pattern swatch from an image. You will learn: How to crop your image in Photoshop and what resolution you need to use (00:48) How to crop with perspective (CS5 and earlier) (01:29) How to Place raster (jpg, tiff, png) images in Illustrator (02:09) What is a Linked file? (02:19) How to Embed a Linked file (02:52) How to convert an image into a pattern swatch in Illustrator (3:23) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 39104 Sew Heidi
Align & Distribute Objects in Illustrator including Key Object Align & Artboard Align
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Grab the free support file to follow along: http://sewheidi.com/videos/align-distribute-objects-including-key-objects-in-adobe-illustrator/ Adobe Illustrator allows for very precise control when aligning and distributing objects. Learn how to use the Align panel to accurately align and space out (distribute) objects. In this video tutorial, we'll cover: How to use the Align panel in Illustrator to Distribute or space objects evenly (00:31) What is a Key Object in Illustrator and how do you align to it? (01:05) What does Align to Artboard mean in Adobe Illustrator? (02:02) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 26078 Sew Heidi
Create a Seamless Repeating Vector Pattern Using Adobe Illustrator (the long version)
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ This tutorial will show you how to create a seamless repeating pattern using vector or raster images. Apply this pattern swatch to your artwork to create more complex designs! *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 111361 Sew Heidi
Perfect Seamless Repeating Patterns in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ This video tutorial will show you how to make seamless pattern swatches in Adobe Illustrator using the move command to perfectly line up the edges of your tiles. You will learn: Define the size of your repeat with a rectangle (0:25) How to move your motifs so they seam up perfectly on the sides of your pattern tile (01:00) How to adjust motifs after you’ve put them around the edge of your pattern tile (3:06) How to use a bounding box to define the edge of your pattern tile (3:55) How to Fill an Object with a Pattern (04:44) How to Scale or change the size of Pattern swatches in your sketch (05:04) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 11194 Sew Heidi
Textile Design Tutorial in Illustrator: Denim Textures
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Enhance your fashion design sketches by adding realistic textures to them. This video tutorial will show you how to use both Illustrator & Photoshop to create a repeating textile pattern. *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 63350 Sew Heidi
Creating Master Templates with Brushes, Swatches & Symbols in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ If you're continually reloading the same libraries into your AI workspace, you've probably realized this is a pretty tedious method. This tutorial will show you how to save hours of time by creating a master template file to include your custom swatches (patterns, solids, gradients, etc), brushes, and symbols. You will learn: What are Templates in Illustrator? (00:10) How to save an Adobe Illustrator document as a Template (01:30) How to open a Template (02:08) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 10065 Sew Heidi
Thick Outlines in Illustrator: Quick Trick for Fashion Sketches
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Learn how to add a thick outline to the outside of your sketch super quick in a few basic steps. I'll also show you how to save this as a graphic style so you can use it over and over with just one click. *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 9309 Sew Heidi
How to use Live Trace on a Full Color Fabric Scan and Recolor Artwork in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Grab the free vector download: http://sewheidi.com/videos/convert-a-scanned-swatch-to-vector-and-create-multiple-colorways-quickly/ Live Trace in Illustrator makes it easy to convert an image to vector with just a few clicks. It's a great way to quickly mock up a custom colored fabric swatches without having to draw everything from scratch. This Illustrator video tutorial will show you: How to control the number of colors in your artwork (0:48) How to Expand a Live Trace Group and edit the artwork (01:47) How to select similar Objects (02:24) How to know how many colors are in your artwork (03:31) How to create a New Color Group (03:41) How to Save Swatch Library as ASE (05:01) How to Open a Swatch Library (05:29) How to use the Recolor Artwork feature to edit colors (05:44) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 94222 Sew Heidi
How to Draw Pleats in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Using the zig zag effect and a clipping mask, quickly add perfect pleats to your fashion flat sketches. This is a great alternative to using a pattern brush and is super easy to set up. *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 11135 Sew Heidi
Want to be a fashion designer? The untold truth of what it’s really like.
 
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Your DREAM is to be a fashion designer. I get it, so was mine. But what I pictured in my head (and what I saw on TV) was not exactly what the job turned out to be. ********* Make sure to check out ALL episodes of FASHION INDUSTRY SECRETS REVEALED ********* ► 7 Awesome Fashion Jobs You Never Knew Existed ----https://youtu.be/SacXWacQ3Ng ► Fashion Portfolio: 5 Deadly Mistakes That Will Cost You the Job ----https://youtu.be/VRWLjV05PVk ► Becoming a Fashion Designer: What I Wish I Knew (from 10 industry experts) ----https://youtu.be/STs-62tmlNk ► How to Get a Job in Fashion (2 essential skills you won’t learn at fashion school) ----Coming October 18th ******************************************************************************************************** In this episode, I’m pulling back the curtain to tell you what it’s *ACTUALLY* like working as a fashion designer. BUT FIRST. DISCLAIMER: This video is not meant to crush your fashion dream. This video is not meant to discourage you. This video is not meant to make you feel bad. This video is meant to *prepare* you for the real world of what it’s like to be a fashion designer. And even though a fashion job is not as glamorous as it may seem... (BECAUSE TRUTH BOMB, what you see on Project Runway is NOT even close to what it’s like being a fashion designer.) ...doesn’t mean being a fashion designer isn’t an amazing career. Learn what it’s really like, day to day and month to month, working as a fashion designer. Get ready for some good stuff (you know, the stuff no one talks about). It’s why I call it FASHION INDUSTRY SECRETS REVEALED. Still haven’t subscribed to Sew Heidi on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/SewHeidiYTSubscribe ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CONNECT ►► Instagram: https://instagram.com/sewheidi: ►► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sewheidi ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FREE RESOURCES 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Fashion Portfolio (in a weekend): http://bit.ly/UGtoFashionPortfolioYT 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion Design (37 step by step tutorials): http://bit.ly/UGtoIllustratorYT ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ABOUT SEW HEIDI Heya! Nice to meet you, I’m Heidi. I teach fashion designers like you the real world skills you *actually* need to learn to succeed in this cutthroat industry. (You know, all the stuff you don’t learn at fashion school.) I’ve worked as a contract designer for over a decade and run SuccessfulFashionDesigner.com. I’ve been able to make a healthy living doing work I love in fashion. But I got started just like you, one step at a time. It began with some embarrassing hand sewn dresses and fashion sketches that would make a 3-year-old’s artwork look like a masterpiece. Then, things changed. I learned how design was done on a large scale. I learned how to get things into production. And I learned all the skills I wish I knew when I was first starting out. Now, I dedicate most of my time teaching you all of that. This content is hard to find anywhere else (because in fashion, people keep secrets), so I decided to create it...and give most of it away for free. Want more than what you find on YouTube? Sign up here, it’s free: http://bit.ly/SewHeidiSubscribeYT
Views: 4372 Sew Heidi
Fashion Coverstitch Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-free Grab a free vector download support file to follow along: http://sewheidi.com/videos/how-to-create-a-coverstitch-pattern-brush-in-illustrator/ This tutorial will show you how to create a coverstitch pattern brush using Adobe Illustrator CS5. Instead of hand drawing coverstitch details on your fashion flats, using pattern brushes will greatly reduce your workload and will help keep your artboard and files more tidy. Here's what you'll learn: How to Align individual anchor points (00:53) How to turn a path into a Dashed Line for stitching (01:44) How to make sure the edges of your Brush line up (03:26) How to adjust the Dashed Line spacing (05:22) How to turn your artwork into a Pattern Brush (05:45) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 12486 Sew Heidi
Twill Plaid Patterns in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Download the free plaid file: http://sewheidi.com/videos/twill-plaids-using-illustrator-photoshop/ Creating realistic twill plaids in AI alone can be a frustrating process. This video tutorial will show you an easy way to do this using Photoshop and Illustrator. You will learn: What are warp lines and weft lines in a plaid? (01:07) How to create a twill texture in Photoshop (1:37) How to Define a Pattern in Adobe Photoshop (02:28) How to apply the twill texture to your plaid in Photoshop (2:40) How to save an Adobe Photoshop file (.PSD) and bring it into Illustrator (04:07) How to apply a the twill pattern to your flat sketch Illustrator (04:50) How to change colors in the plaid (5:00) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 16876 Sew Heidi
How to Use Adobe Illustrator's Pen Tool to Draw a Fashion Sketch
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Watch the revised (and much better quality) version here: http://learn.sewheidi.com/courses/make-the-pen-tool-your-friend The pen tool is one of the most intimidating and frustrating tools in Illustrator. This tutorial will help you understand why it works the way it does so you can predict results instead of wondering what weird thing it's going to do next. You will learn: How to draw sharp Corners with the Pen Tool (01:00) How to close a Path (01:11) How to draw curves with the Pen Tool (01:24) How to change the curve of your Line (01:37) What are the Handles that extend off anchor points? (01:47) How to turn a sharp corner into a curve (04:22) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 315824 Sew Heidi
Convert A Hand Drawn Fashion Sketch to Vector With Illustrator Live Trace
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Illustrator's Live Trace feature is an extremely quick way to convert hand drawn illustrations or artwork to vector with the click of a few buttons. This video will teach you how to use Live Trace and its settings. This short Illustrator video tutorial will show you how to: How to prepare your hand sketch for the best Live Trace results (0:21) How to convert your hand sketch to vector (01:25) How to trace your artwork with strokes (1:52) How to edit (expand) a Live Trace Group (03:31) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 95810 Sew Heidi
How to Add a Background Image to a Pattern Swatch in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ If you've ever wondered why your pattern swatch is see through, it's because you don't have a background color on it. This video will show you the easiest way to add a background color directly in the pattern swatch. 00:29 Create a simple pattern with the Pattern Making Tool in Illustrator CS6 or newer 01:14 Understand why your pattern looks see through 01:48 Add a background color the easiest and most efficient way in Pattern Editing Mode 02:35 Make sure your background color isn’t cropping or hiding your motifs *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 6218 Sew Heidi
Ruching, Ruffles or Puckers with Pattern Brushes in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ If you draw ruffles and puckering on your fashion flats with individual squiggly lines in Illustrator, you're creating loads of extra work for yourself. This video tutorial will show you how to create a pattern brush for this design detail. It makes it much easier to edit your sketch and will save you hours. You will learn: How to make a Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator (00:25) How to determine what direction the brush goes (1:40) Different types of brushes for fashion flat sketches (2:20) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 24383 Sew Heidi
Fashion Portfolio: 5 deadly mistakes that will cost you the job
 
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Your fashion portfolio can make or break your chance of getting your dream job. But if you’re like most fashion designers, you’re making a ton of mistakes...that are actually easy to avoid! ********* Make sure to check out ALL episodes of FASHION INDUSTRY SECRETS REVEALED ********* ► 7 Awesome Fashion Jobs You Never Knew Existed ----https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SacXWacQ3Ng ► Want to Be a Fashion Designer? The Untold Truth of What It’s Really Like ----https://youtu.be/8t40G9dvr60 ► Becoming a Fashion Designer: What I Wish I Knew (from 10 industry experts) ----https://youtu.be/STs-62tmlNk ► How to Get a Job in Fashion (2 essential skills you won’t learn at fashion school) ----Coming October 18th ******************************************************************************************************** In this episode fashion portfolio episode, I’ll show you exactly how to catch a hiring manager’s attention - FAST - so you can land your dream job. The average manager will spend just SECONDS looking at your work and you have NO time for mistakes. You’ll learn the #1 thing your fashion portfolio has to include...and what projects to leave out to make sure you land the job. I’ll also share the only TWO portfolio rules you need to know - no matter what industry you’re in - to make sure your book is exactly what brands want to see. Get ready for some good stuff (you know, the stuff no one talks about). It’s why I call it FASHION INDUSTRY SECRETS REVEALED. Still haven’t subscribed to Sew Heidi on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/SewHeidiYTSubscribe ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CONNECT ►► Instagram: https://instagram.com/sewheidi: ►► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sewheidi ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FREE RESOURCES 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Fashion Portfolio (in a weekend): http://bit.ly/UGtoFashionPortfolioYT 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion Design (37 step by step tutorials): http://bit.ly/UGtoIllustratorYT ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ABOUT SEW HEIDI Heya! Nice to meet you, I’m Heidi. I teach fashion designers like you the real world skills you *actually* need to learn to succeed in this cutthroat industry. (You know, all the stuff you don’t learn at fashion school.) I’ve worked as a contract designer for over a decade and run SuccessfulFashionDesigner.com. I’ve been able to make a healthy living doing work I love in fashion. But I got started just like you, one step at a time. It began with some embarrassing hand sewn dresses and fashion sketches that would make a 3-year-old’s artwork look like a masterpiece. Then, things changed. I learned how design was done on a large scale. I learned how to get things into production. And I learned all the skills I wish I knew when I was first starting out. Now, I dedicate most of my time teaching you all of that. This content is hard to find anywhere else (because in fashion, people keep secrets), so I decided to create it...and give most of it away for free. Want more than what you find on YouTube? Sign up here, it’s free: http://bit.ly/SewHeidiSubscribeYT
Views: 3357 Sew Heidi
Half Drop Seamless Repeating Patterns with the Pattern Making Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ This video tutorial will show you how to use the new pattern making tool released in Adobe Illustrator CS6 to quickly and easily turn motifs into a repeating pattern. You can choose different repeats layouts including straight and vertical or horizontal half drop and watch the pattern update live as you edit. You will learn: How to create a Pattern from artwork you’ve already drawn in Illustrator (00:33) How to change the tile type from a straight repeat to a half drop (02:15) How to Edit a pattern swatch you’ve already made (03:16) How to Save a Copy of a pattern swatch (03:34) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 21156 Sew Heidi
Seamless Repeating Textile Patterns in Illustrator: Using the Pattern Making Tool (CS6 & Newer)
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Download the free support file: http://sewheidi.com/videos/creating-repeating-textile-patterns-in-illustrator-cs6-newer/ If you're using Adobe Illustrator CS6 or newer, you MUST learn how to use the pattern making tool. It is truly a game changer! Whether you're a textile, fashion, web or graphic designer and don't know how to make repeating patterns in Illustrator with this feature (again, CS6 and newer), you are missing out! This video tutorial goes through everything you need to know about using the repeating pattern tool and the different settings available to create straight or half drop repeats. In this step by step Illustrator video tutorial, we'll learn how to: Create a repeating pattern from motifs (0:16) Adjust settings in the pattern editing panel (0:40) Adjust the size of the pattern tile (1:02) Save a copy of the pattern while in pattern editing mode (1:55) Understand what the "Any additional changes made while in Pattern Editing Mode will be applied to the original pattern, not the copy" dialog means (2:07) Edit and update pattern repeats and layouts (3:20) Change the tile type (repeat) from straight to brick by row, brick by column, hex by row or hex by column (4:30) Adjust the brick offset (5:03) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 25705 Sew Heidi
Linked & Embedded Images in Adobe Illustrator: Understand the Difference & When to Use Which
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ You most likely have experienced a situation where upon opening an Illustrator file, you received an error message of "could not find the linked file "abode.jpg"" or similar. This tutorial will explain what linked files are (versus embedded), when you might want to use them, and how to manage your files so that you don't get that error. What is a Linked Image and how to identify it (00:47) What is an Embedded Image and how to identify it (01:34) What is the difference between Linked and Embedded Images and what one should I use? (01:44) Why you have to use an embedded image to make a pattern swatch (3:18) How to place a jpg, scan, or other raster artwork in Illustrator and control whether it’s linked or embedded (3:50) How to edit or update a Linked Image (05:12) How to Embed a Linked Image (06:16) How to drag and drop an Image into Adobe Illustrator (06:51) What to do when the warning “could not find the linked file “fashion_sketch.tif”. Choose Replace to select another file or ignore to leave the link unchanged.” pops up (07:50) What to do when the warning “Some files are missing or modified in the Links panel. Would you like to update them now?” pops up (8:50) What happens if you choose “Ignore” (9:00) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Tricks to Sketch a Fashion Flat with the Pen Tool & Reshape Tool
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ It can be very frustrating to sketch fashion flats in Illustrator with the Pen Tool. And if you've ever said "I just don't know what weird thing it's going to do next" when you're sketching, you're not alone. In this step by step video tutorial, we'll explore Illustrator's Reshape Tool and how you can use to more intuitively create curved paths instead of fighting with handles and anchor points. We'll learn how to: Set your file up correctly with layers to trace an image (0:40) Visualize where to drop anchor points around the outline of your fashion sketch (0:46) Use the Reshape Tool to curve paths (1:36) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Best Practices for Drawing Fashion Flats in Adobe Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Learn how to use the Pen Tool to draw fashion flats: http://learn.sewheidi.com/courses/make-the-pen-tool-your-friend Using a t-shirt illustration as an example, I'll go through some of the best practices I utilize when drawing fashion illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial was inspired when I grabbed the free t-shirt template in the Illustrator Template folder and saw how they had created. *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Fashion Design Portfolio: A Professional PDF Example
 
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Get the free book: Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Fashion (Design) Portfolio (in a weekend): https://successfulfashiondesigner.com/fashion-portfolio/ Your fashion portfolio is a daunting and overwhelming task, and my goal with these critiques (and my book) is to give you ideas, inspiration and support to make the process a little easier. I'll share things I like, where I think there is room for improvement, and what I think is missing. My comments are my opinion only, but I hope you find the advice helpful and can apply it to your own work! *************** Nhina is a designer applying for a MA in Pattern & Garment Technology at London College of Design, and with her permission, I'm doing a critique of her fashion design portfolio. While she is not technically a *professional* in the industry, I titled this a "Professional PDF Example" because the way she has put it together is just that: very professional. Nice work Nhina! *************** I'm a freelance fashion designer with over a decade of experience working professionally in the industry. I love sharing my knowledge, and have a library of 100+ free tutorials on Illustrator, tech packs, and more. I also host an industry podcast that takes you behind the scenes to give you real life advice on how to make it in fashion. Check it all out here: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Quickly Place an Image from Illustrator into Excel (without saving a jpg)
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Want to learn to draw fashion flats? Master the Pen Tool: http://learn.sewheidi.com/courses/make-the-pen-tool-your-friend After many years of work, I've learned the best way (that I've found and in my opinion) to get your Illustrator sketches into Excel. This video will show you the quickest and most efficient (think file size here too folks!) way to get your Illustrator sketches into Excel to make a completed tech pack. *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Fashion Illustration in Illustrator: Adding Dimension to Pattern Fills in Sketches
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Filling garments with patterns is only half the battle to adding dimension to your designs. If you want them to look more realistic, you'll need to use Envelope Distort to warp the fabric so it wraps the body naturally. Use this technique to take your fashion illustrations one step further. *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 9920 Sew Heidi
Fashion Design Tech Pack Tutorial: How to Spec a Garment
 
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A fashion design tech pack is the blueprint to get your garment made. In this tutorial, we'll go through how to spec your garment using the must have industry book: The Spec Manual (https://www.amazon.com/Spec-Manual-Michele-Wesen-Bryant/dp/1563673738) by Michele Wesen Bryant and and Diane DeMers In case you didn't know, these are essential measurements every fashion designer needs to put in their tech pack, and luckily this book shows you how to create measurements for any type of garment, step by step. While not a super glamorous part of the process, I created this fashion design tutorial because often times (especially when you're starting out as an assistant designer in your fashion career), creating specs and tech packs will be part of your job! *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 New Pen Tool Features
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ The release of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 included some great new Pen Tool features that makes it easier to draw fashion flats and control paths while sketching. In this video tutorial, you will learn: How to preview the line you are going to draw before you draw it (00:16) How to change a curved line into straight line while you draw (01:02) How to move Anchor Points while you draw (02:05) How to move an anchor point when you close a shape or path (02:42) How to change the curve of the path while drawing (03:42) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 6922 Sew Heidi
How to Scale Strokes & Effects with Artwork in Adobe Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ If you've ever resized your fashion flat sketch in Illustrator and have wondered why your strokes became super tiny or really huge, there's just one setting you need to change. This video tutorial will show you how to control whether your strokes and effects scale with your artwork. You will learn: Making sure the Line Weight of your artwork adjusts when you Scale your artwork (00:36) Turning on / off Scale Strokes and Effects (01:00) How to use Transform - Scale (02:07) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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How to Draw Ruffles Filled with Repeating Pattern Swatches in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ With a few simple tricks, this tutorial will show you how to add dimension to your ruffle sketches and add a pattern fill to your fashion illustration: You will learn: 00:42 How to conceptualize drawing your fashion flat to fill it with a pattern swatch 01:40 Tricks to draw the ruffles with the Pencil Tool 03:04 How to make the edges of your ruffle come to a fine point 03:50 How to add shadows to ruffles 04:38 How to add a print to your fashion flat 05:06 Adjust the ruffle shadows to see the print through them using the opacity / transparency settings *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Drawing Fashion Flats in Adobe Illustrator Method #2: Pathfinder Divide
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ There are a variety of techniques you can use to draw fashion flats in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial will show you how to use Pathfinder - Divide to cut shapes apart and create separate objects for your bodice and sleeves. You will learn: The 2 features your paths need for this technique to work (00:25) How to use the Divide setting within the Pathfinder panel to cut shapes apart (00:40) The downfall of using this method (1:33) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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How to Make a Lace Pattern in Illustrator (& Photoshop)
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Using photoshop & Illustrator, we'll create a see through / transparent lace repeating pattern swatch and apply it to our bra fashion flat sketch. You will learn: 00:37 How to crop one repeat of your lace pattern in Photoshop 01:20 How to make sure the edges of your repeat tile will seam up smoothly 02:11 How to fix the edges of your tile for a clean repeat with the Clone Stamp tool 03:02 How to remove the white background from your lace swatch so it’s see through 04:38 How to bring your lace from Photoshop into Illustrator 05:08 How to turn your lace pattern into a repeating pattern swatch in Illustrator 05:28 How to add multiple fills to one object (e.g. a solid color + the lace pattern on top) 06:12 How to change the size of the lace pattern inside your fashion flat sketch *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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How to Create Mesh Repeating Pattern Texture in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ You can easily mock up a mesh pattern to fill your fashion flat sketches in Adobe Illustrator. In this video tutorial, you will learn: 00:33 Understanding the repeat of a mesh pattern 00:55 Building the repeat tile for your mesh 01:22 How to cut a hole out of your mesh so it’s actually see through using the Shape Builder Tool 02:15 How to create a repeating mesh pattern 02:40 Applying the mesh to your sketch and scaling it to the right size 03:17 How to make the mesh repeat an offset repeat 04:04 How to create spliced mesh panels in your sketch 04:52 How to reflect the the seam lines on your sketch using the Reflect Tool 06:16 How to create color block / mesh panels in your sketch to fill with the mesh pattern 07:47 How to make your mesh pattern tonal so it doesn’t look so stark 08:55 How to quickly convert your sketch from color to black and white *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 8214 Sew Heidi
Illustrator Fashion Design Tutorial: How to Draw a Fashion Flat in 20 Mins (Part 1)
 
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Illustrator for fashion is hard and it can feel like drawing your fashion flats takes FOREVER! Chances are, you just haven’t found the right Illustrator fashion design tutorials. (I know because there’s not a lot of good stuff out there!) 😖 In this 4-part Illustrator Fashion Design Tutorial series (which you’ll love), I’ll show you how to make it EASY! 😉 We’ll go through how to draw a fashion flat in just 20 minutes. That’s right, TWENTY MINUTES (because this is how fast brands expect you to be!). ⏳ Now, we’ll move at a swift pace and while there’s not enough time to show you every tiny step (that would take hours!), I’ve linked to more AI fashion design tutorials below that will help you out! 👊 ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// THIS IS PART 1: DRAWING THE OUTLINE OF THE BODICE 👗 Make sure to check out the other 3 parts! PART 2: Reflecting half of your flat and adding more details (https://youtu.be/_WLexcXVWrY) PART 3: Simple tricks to draw complex details quickly: https://youtu.be/gh9hcQEc__Y PART 4: Secret shortcuts to add dimension to your fashion flats: https://youtu.be/DgbTO3PKMqc ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// REMEMBER TO SNAG YOUR FREE TRIM LIBRARY! 👇 I’m also giving away the trim library that you can use over and over on all your designs (plus the AI file of the finished jacket sketch so you can follow along). DOWNLOAD FREE HERE: http://bit.ly/FreeTrims ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// MORE ILLUSTRATOR FASHION DESIGN TUTORIALS TO DRAW FASHION FLATS! 🤓 Placing Images in Illustrator (and the difference between embedded vs linked): https://youtu.be/cZTs_jlwGP4 How to Add Guides to Use as Reference: https://youtu.be/JFIT-qzpe4I How to Draw Fashion Flats with the Pencil Tool: https://youtu.be/CL9prv5sVx8 How to Draw Fashion Flats with the Pen Tool: https://youtu.be/42IfGtYvoJA How to Quickly Edit or Reshape Your Fashion Flat (without redrawing anything): https://youtu.be/SHOFNgZcrIs How to Create Zipper Brushes (that you can use over and over): https://youtu.be/RF3d9AU38P4 How to Automatically Load All Your Trims and Brushes in Every AI File: https://youtu.be/JaXdJQkr-A8 How to Create Symbols like Buttons or Zippers that You Can Easily Use on Every Fashion Flat: https://youtu.be/4ZEYLEBQDnk Still haven’t subscribed to Sew Heidi on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/SewHeidiYTSubscribe ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CONNECT ►► Instagram: https://instagram.com/sewheidi: ►► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sewheidi ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FREE RESOURCES 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Fashion Portfolio (in a weekend): http://bit.ly/UGtoFashionPortfolioYT 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion Design (37 step by step tutorials): http://bit.ly/UGtoIllustratorYT ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ABOUT SEW HEIDI Heya! Nice to meet you, I’m Heidi. I teach fashion designers like you the real world skills you *actually* need to learn to succeed in this cutthroat industry. (You know, all the stuff you don’t learn at fashion school.) I’ve worked as a contract designer for over a decade and run SuccessfulFashionDesigner.com. I’ve been able to make a healthy living doing work I love in fashion. But I got started just like you, one step at a time. It began with some embarrassing hand sewn dresses and fashion sketches that would make a 3-year-old’s artwork look like a masterpiece. Then, things changed. I learned how design was done on a large scale. I learned how to get things into production. And I learned all the skills I wish I knew when I was first starting out. Now, I dedicate most of my time teaching you all of that. This content is hard to find anywhere else (because in fashion, people keep secrets), so I decided to create it...and give most of it away for free. Want more than what you find on YouTube? Sign up here, it’s free: http://bit.ly/SewHeidiSubscribeYT
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Technical Fashion Flats Sketch in Adobe Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Fashion designers use Adobe Illustrator to create tech sketches or flats. These drawings are used to communicate design details to a factory to make sure the garment is made correctly. In this Illustrator video tutorial, you will learn: How to make a simple edgestitch Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator (02:20) How to add spec callouts to your sketch & common abbreviations used in the fashion industry (3:40) How to add measurements to your tech sketch (4:13) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 50584 Sew Heidi
How to Extract One Pattern Tile from a Repeating Pattern in Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ You may have the need to extract just one repeat tile from your pattern to send to a printer or manufacturer (such as Spoonflower or an overseas factory). This video will show you how to do this quickly, easily and accurately. Whether your pattern was made in versions CS5 and earlier and you manually created it, or in versions CS6 and later and you used the pattern making tool, this tutorial will teach you how to pull one single repeat tile. You will learn: How to pull a pattern swatch out of the swatches panel (00:36) How to create a Clipping Mask to "crop" one repeat tile (00:58) How to double check your tile to make sure it repeats seamlessly (2:07) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 6795 Sew Heidi
Convert Images to Vector In Illustrator Using Image Trace (Live Trace) & Create a Repeating Pattern
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ This video tutorial will show you how to use the Image Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator CS6 to convert a space dye texture image to vector and turn into a seamless repeating pattern to use in your fashion flats. You will learn: Use Image Trace to convert your image or scan to vector (1:06) How to control the number of colors in your traced artwork (2:07) What's the difference between abutting and overlapping paths in the Image Trace panel? (2:55 / 4:22) How to edit the traced artwork by expanding it (3:45) How to turn the traced artwork into a repeatable pattern swatch (4:57) How to change the repeat to a brick or half drop repeat (5:23) How to clean up the edges of the repeat tile (5:43) How to edit a pattern swatch in Illustrator (7:50) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 5718 Sew Heidi
7 Awesome Fashion Jobs You Never Knew Existed
 
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Being a fashion designer is NOT your only job option if you want to work in the industry. In fact, there are a lot of other options out there...that are just as awesome (if not better). ********* Make sure to check out ALL episodes of FASHION INDUSTRY SECRETS REVEALED ********* ► Fashion Portfolio: 5 Deadly Mistakes That Will Cost You the Job ----https://youtu.be/VRWLjV05PVk ► Want to Be a Fashion Designer? The Untold Truth of What It’s Really Like ----https://youtu.be/8t40G9dvr60 ► Becoming a Fashion Designer: What I Wish I Knew (from 12 industry experts) ----https://youtu.be/STs-62tmlNk ► How to Get a Job in Fashion (2 essential skills you won’t learn at fashion school) ----Coming October 18th ******************************************************************************************************** ing October 11th In this episode, we’ll go through 7 awesome fashion job opportunities. And don’t worry, we’re going to skip all the obvious ones you already know like buyer or retail store manager (which I hardly consider working “in fashion”, no offense). These are super cool, super fun, career path fashion jobs where you work in the industry, inside a fashion brand. I’ll also share a couple *really* good reasons these unknown jobs are *better* than being a designer. Get ready for some good stuff (you know, the stuff no one talks about). It’s why I call it FASHION INDUSTRY SECRETS REVEALED. Still haven’t subscribed to Sew Heidi on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/SewHeidiYTSubscribe ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CONNECT ►► Instagram: https://instagram.com/sewheidi: ►► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sewheidi ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// FREE RESOURCES 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Fashion Portfolio (in a weekend): http://bit.ly/UGtoFashionPortfolioYT 🎁 Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion Design (37 step by step tutorials): http://bit.ly/UGtoIllustratorYT ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ABOUT SEW HEIDI Heya! Nice to meet you, I’m Heidi. I teach fashion designers like you the real world skills you *actually* need to learn to succeed in this cutthroat industry. (You know, all the stuff you don’t learn at fashion school.) I’ve worked as a contract designer for over a decade and run SuccessfulFashionDesigner.com. I’ve been able to make a healthy living doing work I love in fashion. But I got started just like you, one step at a time. It began with some embarrassing hand sewn dresses and fashion sketches that would make a 3-year-old’s artwork look like a masterpiece. Then, things changed. I learned how design was done on a large scale. I learned how to get things into production. And I learned all the skills I wish I knew when I was first starting out. Now, I dedicate most of my time teaching you all of that. This content is hard to find anywhere else (because in fashion, people keep secrets), so I decided to create it...and give most of it away for free. Want more than what you find on YouTube? Sign up here, it’s free: http://bit.ly/SewHeidiSubscribeYT
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Corners for Custom Pattern Brushes in Adobe Illustrator
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Pattern brushes are a very powerful feature of Illustrator, but did you know you can define corners for them? It can be challenging to get the correct result, but you only have to set it up once. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, you'll learn: How to fix the corners for your Pattern Brush (01:27) How to define Corners for your Pattern Brush (02:05) How to use the Pattern Brush menu (02:17) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 7829 Sew Heidi
Fashion Flat Sketching Made Easy with Illustrator's Join Tool
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ In collaboration with Laura Coyle from http://www.illustratoring.com, I'm excited to show you how to use the newly released Join Tool in the latest Illustrator CC 2014 update (version 18.1.0)! This is an essential tool for drawing fashion illustrations since often we draw half of the garment, reflect and copy it, and then join the anchor points down the middle. This tool takes the work out of joining paths that are overlapping or have gaps and does all the work for you! *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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5 Tricks to Sketch Beautiful Fashion Flats (under 2 minutes each)
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ Grab the free download here: http://sewheidi.com/tutorials/5-quick-tricks-to-sketch-realistic-fashion-flats-in-illustrator/ In less than two minutes each, this Illustrator tutorial will show you 5 simple hacks to turn boring fashion flats into realistic sketches that have depth and movement. You will learn: How to add whiskers, creases or wrinkles to your fashion flats (00:35) How to add scrunching or movement to the edges of your sketch (great for wrinkles around knees, ankles, elbows, etc) (2:40) How to add shading to the inside of your fashion sketch in Illustrator (4:42) How to add a thick outline around the edge of your fashion flat (5:40) How to warp your design to add movement to the entire sketch (7:28) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 31765 Sew Heidi
How to Make a Pattern Swatch in Illustrator from an Image
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ This quick tutorial will show you how to take any image (from the internet, a photo, or a scan), crop it in Photoshop and turn it into a repeating pattern swatch in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn: 00:29 How to crop the image in Photoshop to create one repeat tile 03:07 How to quickly copy your artwork from Photoshop to Illustrator 04:00 How to get an image from your computer into Illustrator 04:35 How to tell the difference between embedded and linked images in Illustrator and why one of them won’t work to make a repeating pattern 06:40 How to turn your image into a pattern swatch in Illustrator *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
Views: 34652 Sew Heidi
What Pantone Book to Use for Fashion Designers (TCX vs TPX?!)
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ If you work in fashion, you have to use Pantone colors. But how do you know what colors to use? And what's the difference between TCX & TPX codes? This video will tell you what you need to know. You will learn: 00:13 What are Pantone colors and how do they work? What industries use them? Why do I need to use them? 00:58 The Pantone Color Bridge book to compare Pantone to CMYK colors 01:50 The difference between Pantone TCX vs TPX codes (and how much these little books cost!) 02:20 The Pantone Textile Color Specifier (TPX) vs The Pantone Cotton Passport (TCX) and the pros and cons of each 04:21 How the colors are organized in each book, how to find the color you need, and how do the TCX colors compare to the TPX colors (hint: you may not be impressed!) 05:10 If you could only have one Pantone book for fashion, which one should you get? 06:00 How to use Pantone colors in Illustrator? Check out this tutorial: https://sewheidi.com/tutorials/where-are-the-pantone-colors-in-adobe-illustrator/ 07:00 What to do if you’re not sure what color standards you need to use. *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Combine Paths in Illustrator Using Average & Join to Make a Continuous Fashion Flats
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free ************ When sketching symmetrically in Illustrator, you'll save time if you know how to draw one half of a design and reflect it. In this short Illustrator video tutorial, we'll use a pocket sketch with stitching. You will learn: How to draw symmetrical artwork by reflecting one side of it (00:19) How to create a Guide in Illustrator (00:33) How to turn on Smart Guides in Illustrator (00:41) How to use the Reflect Tool in Illustrator (00:58) How to Join two separate Anchor Points in AI (02:02) What is the Join Tool? (02:18) How to use the Average Tool (03:21) *************** *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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Fashion Design Tech Pack: What Do I Put in it?
 
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I get a lot of questions from fashion designers about what you need to include in your fashion design tech pack (or spec sheet), how do you know when it’s complete, and how detailed you have to be. This fashion design tutorial will walk you through everything you need to include. Before you watch, get the free tech pack template for fashion design. I’ve used it to successfully take 100’s of designs from idea to production: https://sewheidi.com/tutorials/what-goes-in-a-tech-pack/ In this fashion design tech pack tutorial, you will learn: Is there an industry standard for tech packs? 00:26 What the cover page of a tech pack should include. (00:48 How to track changes / revisions. 01:09 Where to put your tech sketches / details sketches. 01:27 When and why to include photos in your tech pack. 02:08 Do you need to include inside sketches? How much detail do I need to give the factory? 02:22 The simplest way to callout colorways in your tech pack. 03:15 Where to include full scale artwork (prints, repeating patterns, etc). 03:59 What is a BOM (Bill of Materials) and what do you need to include in it? 04:27 What is a fabric map and where does it go in your tech pack? 06:24 How to create a graded spec – and what is a POM (Point of Measure)? 07:05 What is tolerance in a graded spec? 09:00 One reason I don’t do tech packs in Illustrator. 09:44 How to track comments for samples / protos in your tech pack. 10:01 *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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What Size Should A Repeating Pattern Be for Printing?
 
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Get my free proven Illustrator shortcuts + exclusive fashion design templates to cut your design time in half: http://bit.ly/sfd-free *************** Whether you're a fashion designer, textile design, or surface pattern designer, you'll need to spec your repeating patterns for manufacturing. This video will show you how to determine what size your repeat tile should be for printing based on print type (rotary screen, flat-bed screen, etc). You can also use this technique if you're prepping artwork for Spoonflower. Here is the chart referenced in the video: http://char.txa.cornell.edu/ppTextilerepeats.htm YOU WILL LEARN: 00:44 The chart for repeat and fabric sizes 01:52 How to create unique motifs for your repeat in 2 clicks 02:44 How to turn your motifs into a repeating pattern (CS6 and newer) 03:31 How to change the unit of measure for your repeat tile (from points to inches or millimeters, etc) 03:46 How to define the repeat size of your pattern tile based on print screen / roller size (bonus tip: Illustrator will do the math for you!) 05:10 Add a background color to your pattern and troubleshooting if your motifs are being clipped / cropped *************** Further your fashion design career by gaining confidence in AI - I'll show you exactly how in my free Ultimate Guide to Illustrator for Fashion: http://bit.ly/sfd-ug-ai Visit the Website: http://bit.ly/sfd-yt Like on Facebook: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-fb Follow on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/sewheidi-pin
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