Women's T-­Shirt Flat Details in AI - #15

Women’s T-­Shirt Flat Details in AI – #15

Women’s T-­Shirt Flat Details in AI – #15

In this lesson, we will design a T-shirt pocket with topstitching, to go on our drawing (from our T-shirt lesson #13 & #14), as well as create a label and the back-view. We will also use multiple swatches to color fill our T-shirt.

Module Description Step
1 Creating a New File 1-13
2 Creating the T-shirt Pocket 1-43
3 Creating a Label in the Back of the Neck 1-7
4 Creating the Back T-shirt View 1-12
5 Coloring in the Basic T-shirt 1-11
6 Grouping & Aligning the Front & Back 1-6
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MODULE 1 • Creating a New File

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 In this lesson we will be working from the file ‘Basic T-shirt Front Flat’ that we created in our previous lessons. If you have not yet done so already, please go back and do so.


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