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Use AI to create stunning Digital illustrations User Interfaces 3D printing designs Motion graphics Branded designs

Bespoke Illustrator CC Fashion & Textile

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Intermediate


2 Days (10am-5pm)


From £1,095 + VAT


Dates to suit you

Learn the fundamentals of working with Illustrator for fashion and textile designs with this specialist introduction to intermediate course to suit both beginners and more experienced users looking to focus on the key vector graphic skills for fashion creativity.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe Illustrator CC training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Learn the fundamentals of working with Illustrator for fashion and textile designs with this specialist introduction to intermediate course to suit both beginners and more experienced users looking to focus on the key vector graphic skills for fashion creativity.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe Illustrator CC training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

  • Bespoke Illustrator CC Fashion & Textile

    Course Details

    Adobe Illustrator CC is the latest version of Adobe's industry standard vector-based illustrating tool and has become the market leader. It is used by graphic designers throughout the world to create a vast variety of different media including illustrations, package designs, leaflets & flyers, web graphics & animations, notice boards, billboards, and many other graphic objects. Mastering the basics then means you'll be able to produce an almost endless scope of graphic designs.

    Fashion Designers can benefit from some excellent new tools in Adobe Illustrator CC including Shape Builder, Width Tool and the amazing new Bristle Brush which are highlighted in this course.

    This 2 day course will introduce new techniques and skills in the use Illustrator to develop artwork relevant to fashion, textile and surface design. The course content will give you an introduction to those techniques which are predominantly used in the fashion and textiles industry. During the course you will create imagery for textile artwork, garment illustrations and graphic presentations.

    This course is offered for both Illustrator beginners and more experienced users looking to focus on the Fashion aspects however please note coverage of the content will be more restricted for new users.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is offered for both Illustrator beginners and more experienced users looking to focus on the Fashion aspects however please note coverage of the content will be more restricted for new users.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Introduction to Illustrator
    • The interface
    • Vector v Pixels
    • Views and Navigation
    Basic Tutorials
    • Creating Basic Objects
    • Selecting and Deselecting Objects
    • Object manipulation
    • Scaling and Rotating Objects
    • Duplicating and Moving Objects
    • Constraining Objects
    • Selection Tools
    • Arranging and Aligning
    • The Text Tool
    • The Shape Builder Tool
    • The Width Tool
    • Using Colour
    • Colour Spaces
    • Colour Swatch Panel
    • Using the Colour Guide
    The Appearance Panel
      Pen Tool Tutorials
      • The Zen of the Pen, become a Guru of the Pen
      • Creating Open Objects
      • Creating and Modifying Curves
      • Adding and Deleting Anchor Points
      This is it, Your First Fashion Sketch
      • You’ll put all you’ve learnt so far but now you’ll work with layers, mirror objects, average anchor points, create stitching by using the Stroke Panel
      Sketching Tutorials
      • Working with a dummy template
      • Pattern Swatches
      • Working with the Width Tool
      • Working with The Shapebuilder Tool
      • Trouser Sketch – Designing the shape, designing the details
      • Skirt Sketch – Designing the shape, designing the details
      • Jacket Sketch – Designing the shape, designing the details
      • Jeans Sketch – Designing the shape, designing the details
      • Shirt Sketch – Designing the shape, designing the details
      • T-Shirt Sketch – Designing the shape, designing the details
      • Shoes Sketch – Designing the shape, designing the details
      Utilising Live Trace
        Knitwear and Geometric Patterns
          Print Patterns
            Pattern Brushes
              • Wash Effects with Brushes
              The new and wondrous Bristle Brush
                Placements Prints
                  Advanced Trim Design and Trim Libraries
                  • Working with Symbols and the Symbols Panel
                  • Creating buttons, zips, rivets, studs, buckles, clips and toggles.
                  • Working with Decorative Trims: Sequins, Fur and Special Textures.
                  Creating Design Details with the Brush Tool
                  • Drawstrings, tape, straps and topstitching Elasticated waists, folds, ruching and ruffling
                  Trim Branding
                  • Logo Design
                  • Working with Graphic Styles
                  • Utilising the Appearance Panel
                  • Fashion Graphics
                  Varying and Modifying your Designs
                    Sharing and Distributing your Designs
                      This course can be tailored to best suit your fashion design requirements.
                    • Training Location Options

                      Online ↓ London ↓ Manchester ↓ Glasgow ↓ Onsite ↓

                      This course is offered for your convenience at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow, Remote Online, or Onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

                      Remote Online

                      Delivered Online to your location

                      Live online training offers an extremely flexible and convenient way of covering the same content as our bespoke classroom based courses. You will receive professional, certified design training from one of our experienced instructors direct to your screen, offering the perfect solution for those wishing to learn without having to travel.

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                      Remote Online Training Courses

                      Central London

                      5 St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4BH

                      St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

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                      London Training Centre

                      Central Manchester

                      Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP

                      Piccadilly House is located in central Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

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                      Manchester Training Centre

                      Central Glasgow

                      Centrum Business Centre, 38 Queen Street, G1 3DX

                      The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.

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                      Glasgow Training Centre


                      Onsite at your Offices/Premises

                      If you have the required set up and would prefer to have the training at your location we will be able to deliver the same session onsite at your premises as in our training centres. This will provide you with the same tailored training but without the need to travel and less disruption to you or your teams work schedule.

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                      Onsite Training
                    • Related Courses

                      Below are related bespoke courses for alternative tailored training options.

                      Bespoke Adobe Illustrator CC Training Courses

                      Adobe Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction training Adobe Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction trainingAdobe Illustrator - 1 Day Intermediate trainingAdobe Illustrator - 2 Day Intermediate trainingAdobe Illustrator - 1 Day Advanced trainingAdobe Illustrator - 2 Day Advanced training

                      Bespoke Adobe InDesign CC Training Courses

                      Adobe InDesign CC - 1 Day Introduction Training CourseAdobe InDesign CC - 2 Day Introduction Training Course

                      Bespoke Adobe Photoshop CC Training Courses

                      Adobe Photoshop CC - 1 Day Introduction Training CourseAdobe Photoshop CC - 2 Day Introduction Training Course

                      Bespoke Strata 3D Training Courses

                      Strata 3D CX - 2 Day Introduction Training Course
                    • Client Reviews

                      ''Hugely helpful and really appreciated the amount of tailoring and personalisation of the content of the course to what I would be doing in my role. Will definitely recommend. ''

                      Emily Radforth, Octopus Healthcare, Adobe Illustrator - One Day Introduction

                      ''An excellent course and a very informative couple of days, I feel much more confident in using Illustrator following this great course, thank you.''

                      Keith Baker, Current Medicine Group, Illustrator - 2 Day Advanced

                      ''Very accommodating environment, friendly staff, excellent instructor and added extra benefits from the course i.e food vouchers, resource books and contact information.''

                      Abbie Hulson, 2 Day Illustrator Advanced

                      ''Highly enjoyable session - having had no previous experience with Illustrator it proved very easy to pick things up under guidance. Thank you XChange!''

                      William McPhail, Sothebys, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction

                      ''I found this course to be extremely helpful. I now feel like I have a lot more confidence using the software and have a much better knowledge.''

                      Abi Griffin, 2 Day Illustrator Advanced

                      ''The trainer was fantastic, we covered a lot of material but at a pace we could all keep up. He really tailored the course to our company's specific needs and was really helpful when we asked loads of questions!''

                      Charlotte Mew, TPP, Bespoke InDesign and Illustrator Introduction

                      ''Excellent, as always! Great teaching methods, fun and interesting, easy to follow. Always a great experience!''

                      Richard Littler, Brother, Illustrator - One Day Intermediate

                      ''Knowledgable, small class made it easy to ask questions and get feedback within the time limit. Friendly people, plenty of tea, coffee etc, comfortable surroundings.''

                      Claire Huntley, Ryman, Adobe Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

                      ''A great session, covering some fantastic tools and knowledge about the product. The trainer was excellent, and was great at tailoring the course to my specific needs, and explained and demonstrated things in a well executed manner - thank you so much!''

                      Lauren Orange, The Freeston Academy, Adobe Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

                      ''I am very pleased with the course and its contents. I feel it will generally enhance my abilities to undertake tasks which previously I would not be confident with. Highly recommended and would have no hesitation in suggesting the course to anyone with a professional interest in graphics.''

                      David Sparkes, Brady, Illustrator - 2 Day Introduction

                    Frequently Asked Questions:

                    What dates are available for this course?

                    As a bespoke course the date arrangement is based around your requirements and availability in our schedule. With your guide of when you are looking for the training we will advise suitable date options ahead of finalising the planned date(s).

                    Can the content be tailored to my requirements?

                    Yes we are flexible about tailoring content and can adapt to be fully based on your requirements, a mixture of content from different levels of our base courses or a base outline with some additional focus areas.

                    Can this course be delivered live online?

                    Yes we can provide the same bespoke course as a live online session connecting to you or your group with either Zoom or Microsoft Teams if preferred.

                    What is the cost to deliver the course onsite?

                    We are equally able to deliver our bespoke training onsite at your premises and the cost to deliver this is the same structure as classroom with the addition of basic expenses depending on your location. Onsite courses in and around London, Manchester and Glasgow are usually without additional costs.

                    Can the course include my work samples?

                    It is often possible to review and include consideration towards sample files however the main course content is usually structured around prepared examples which are best suited to the planned content and structure of teaching the required skills in the best format.