Basic Button Through Shirt in AI - Part 1 - #20 - University of Fashion

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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