Adobe Illustrator for Fashion & Accessories Level 1

Duration: 1 Day


This one day course is designed to help designers to grasp the basics of Adobe Illustrator and use it it in an efficient way for the Fashion industry, whether it is for textile design, production or fashion/accessories design. You will learn how to draw detailed flats, technical drawings, understand specification sheets.


None other than a working knowledge of Windows or the Macintosh.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Basic concepts, overview and tools

  • Introduction to Illustrator
  • Useful shortcuts
  • Vectors vs. bitmaps
  • Selection tool vs. Direct Selection Tool

Working with layers

  • Creating layers
  • Isolate & Grouping Layers
  • Switching to outline mode

Creating & Customising shapes

  • Using the Shape tools
  • Adding, removing and moving Anchor Points
  • Using the Pathfinder Panel

Stroke Options

  • Arrowheads
  • Creating stitching
  • Width Profiles

Drawing in Illustrator

  • The pen tool
  • Placing Images
  • Tracing Garments & Accessories Images
  • Drawing with the Pencil Tool

Further Editing paths

  • Join & Average Path
  • Offset Path
  • The Transform panel
  • Combine, cut away, divide or intersect paths
  • The Shapebuilder tool

Colours and fills

  • Creating Colour Swatches
  • Pantone Colours
  • Pattern Swatches


  • Adding effects, shadows and textures
  • Introduction to gradients
  • Expand Appearance

Specification sheets

  • Exploring Spec sheets & Tech packs
  • Technical drawings
  • Flats
  • Type

Saving & Exporting

  • Saving Illustrator Files
  • Exporting to pdfs, svg, png and other formats
  • Packaging

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Course Dates

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All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Adobe® Illustrator® ACE Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Adobe Certfied Expert in Illustrator.

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