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Illustrator for Designers (Intermediate) - Evenings

Wednesday evenings, 25th May - 29th June 2011

6.30pm - 9pm (six sessions)

This course will give you skills and confidence in using Illustrator software to develop more complex designs and presentational material. Aimed at designers who have a basic working knowledge of Illustrator, the course will improve your use of the Pen tool so that you are able to create complex fashion illustrations or textile designs.

The course is run at the FTM in a brand-new purpose built learning centre equipped with the latest software and facilities, and tuition is in small groups with a focus on your particular learning requirements.

The course includes the following main topics:

  • How to create complex garment designs and patterns
  • How to create ribbing and stitiching to enhance designs
  • How to create trims and store them in a library

Course fee and discounts

The standard course fee is £120
£20 discount for 2 courses - book/pay for 2 courses for £220
£60 discount for 3 courses - book/pay for 3 courses for £300

We regret that no other concessions are available


To book your course, please download and complete the application form  and email to info@ftmlondon.org. For all enquires email info@ftmlondon.org or phone 020 7407 8664

Full course outline

Session 1

Refreshing Skills

Creating a complex garment illustration

Creating complex stitch detail that follows any contours

Session 2

Using step and repeat to create more complex decorative designs and patterns

Dividing a garment or design into parts using divide below

Rotating, scaling decorative patterns applied to garment and design

Session 3

Adding garment details

Creating ribbing for collars and neckbands

Creating reusable accessories such as cord locks, trinkets, studs & fasteners

Session 4

Adding garment details

Using the pattern brush to create the realsitic top stitching, straps and tapes

Session 5

Creating a denim jeans illustration

Applying realistic wash effects to jeans

Session 6

Fashion graphics and branding

Presentation techniques

Reviewing achievement on the course

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