Front & Back Skirt View in AI - #19

Front & Back Skirt Flat in AI – #19

Front & Back Skirt Flat in AI – #19

In this lesson, we will look at translating a designer’s sketch into a working technical drawing and create a skirt flat with darts and pockets. We will also look at illustrator brushes, and creating a pattern brush for a zipper, as well as creating a kick pleat.

Module Description Step
1 Examining a Designer’s Sketch & Translating a Concept into a Technical Drawing 1-12
2 Creating the Skirt Outline and Adding Darts 1-25
3 Creating the Patch Pocket & Adding a Pocket Flap 1-46
4 Creating the Snap Fastening & Creating a Shadow 1-27
5 Looking at Brushes in Illustrator & Creating a Basic Zipper Brush 1-66
6 Drawing the Zipper Pull 1-30
7 Finishing the Skirt Back View & Drawing a Kick Pleat 1-21
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MODULE 1 • Examining a Designer’s Sketch & Translating a Concept into a Technical Drawing

Step Description

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.


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 and Skirt Sketch, which is supplied with this video lesson.


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