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2 Day CAD for Fashion Design Course

4 February @ 10:00 am - 5 February @ 4:00 pm

This is your crash course in Fashion CAD. In two days you will gain the skills you need to confidently create Fashion Flats in Adobe Illustrator. And experience the fundamentals of using Photoshop for your portfolio. All levels of experience welcome.
Is this Course for me? 
Whether you have a little knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or none at all, this course is for you! We do not believe in restricting access to those with little confidence using computers and starting from the very beginning in Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design and learning things the right way is crucial. Get off on the right foot, and you will get to a higher level, much faster, and more importantly; get things done faster! Don’t waste any more time to do things the long way around. If you are unsure if this course is right for your ability level, get in touch, we can talk things through and try our best to place you in a group with a similar level of ability.
Why Adobe Illustrator?
Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard in computer-aided design for Fashion Design. It has changed the way the industry works and saves countless time, money and sampling. The software allows us to clearly and accurately demonstrate technical details, design features, texture, colour, print and pattern all whilst adding your own creative style. Think that CAD takes the creativity and skill out of drawing? It really doesn’t, it is just another type of medium and canvas on which to be creative – it also has an undo button!
What will I learn?
On the first day, we will create garment flats from scratch for either technical or design purposes, with perfect proportion and beautiful style lines. Learn how to easily create back views, buttons, zips, topstitching and more. Fashion designers who use Adobe Illustrator in the Fashion industry, will all have their own ways of getting the desired result, but on this course you will learn the simplest and most effective methods, concentrating on easy editing and development.
On the second day, we will get to grips with brushes, symbols and shortcuts, speeding up your workflow and efficiency. Learn how to quickly create colour-ways, re-colour artwork, create patterns and textures all within Adobe Illustrator. If there is anything specific you would like to cover please let us know when booking.
If you think Adobe Illustrator could help your Fashion design business, but want a more tailored learning programme for you and your team get in touch here.
Course Outcome
Our courses are 100% practical, we will work at your pace and with your priorities in mind. The small class size will ensure you get plenty of one on one attention to make sure you get exactly what you need from the day. You will leave this course with the confidence and skills needed to continue your journey in using CAD for Fashion Design. Take home your completed, Adobe illustrator Garment Flats and brushes, on your complimentary CAD for Fashion USB stick, full of useful goodies to aid in your development.
What do I need to bring? 
The teaching studio is set up for 4 students, and each workstation is equipped with an Apple iMac computer (don’t worry if you haven’t used one, they aren’t as scary as you might think!) and Adobe Creative Cloud software, provided by us, for your use on the day.
We will provide a FREE USB stick to save your work; packed full of useful handouts, templates and FREE Adobe Illustrator Brushes specific to Fashion Design. We will even supply you with that essential pen and paper for all the notes you will need to make! If you like to use a drawing tablet or have any additional aids you wish to bring, then please feel free to do so. I would advise you to bring the driver disc along with you.
Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day. Lunch is supplied from a local independent Restaurant ’The Wonky Table’ – Food with heart and soul, using locally sourced produce. If you have any dietary requirements then please make them know when booking, or contact us and we will make arrangements.


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2 Day CAD for Fashion Design Course 04/02/20 & 05/02/20
£ 545.00
4 available


4 February @ 10:00 am
5 February @ 4:00 pm
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Erica Horne


CAD for Fashion Academy
CAD for Fashion Studio & Academy,, Downing Road
Derby, Derbyshire DE21 6HA United Kingdom
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01332 482 898