Basic Button-Through Shirt in AI - Part 1 - #20

Basic Button-Through Shirt in AI – Part 1 – #20

Basic Button-Through Shirt in AI – Part 1 – #20

In this lesson, we will be drafting the front of the basic button-through shirt. We will look at adding a button stand, buttons, a collar and a collar stand.

Module Description Step
1 Creating the Shirt Front Body 1-52
2 Adding Darts to the Front, Creating a Side Slit 1-69
3 Making a Button Stand 1-26
4 Drawing a Basic Button Shirt & Using Symbols 1-48
5 Adding a Collar Stand to the Shirt Front 1-39
6 Finishing the Collar Stand & Adding a Collar 1-21
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MODULE 1 • Creating the Shirt Front Body

Step Description
1A Before we begin, note that complete Mac and Windows Commands, Keyboard Shortcuts & Mouse directions are written in the script, and mentioned only in the audio.

The video shows only Mac Commands, using a one-button mouse.

Here are the Keyboard Shortcut abbreviations and differences:

  • Mac: Command (Cmd) = Windows: Control (Ctrl)
  • Mac: Option (Opt) = Windows: (Alt)
  • Shortcut directions are written as follows:
    • Cmd/Ctrl + Keyboard Letter
    • Opt/Alt + click

This means press & hold the Command key if you have a Mac, or the Control Key if you have Windows, then press the letter, or perform the action, etc….

1B A note on Mouse actions:

  • Two-Button Mouse: Right Click to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu
  • One-Button Mouse: Press & Hold the Control (Ctrl) Key while you click on the Art Board, to open the Context Menu/ Right Click Menu.

If you have a one-button mouse for your Mac, you might want to configure it to act like a two-button mouse:

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Open up the Mouse options
  • On the “Point & Click” page, check the box to the left of “Secondary Click: Click on Right Side.”

Your Mouse will now work like a Two-Button Mouse

2 For this lesson, you will need to download the file, Front Flat Croquis with Arm Extensions that could be found beneath this video. Once you have downloaded the file, double-click or right-click ‘open with’ to open with Illustrator.


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