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It takes more than raw talent and passion to make it in today's global apparel and accessories markets - excellent computer graphics presentation skills are a prerequisite. CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandisingallows students to immediately begin creating digital fashion presentations using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. The book takes an integrated approach, allowing students to master the 3-dimensional benefits of combining the two software programs. Colourful illustrations accompany easy, at-a-glance tutorials that are geared toward students at the beginner and intermediate levels. Because the book uses fashion photography rather than hand-drawn illustrations as a basis for demonstrating the proportion of fashion croquis, instructors will be able to evaluate students' mastery of digital illustration regardless of their hand-drawing skills, and students will benefit from a seamless transition from creative thought to digital rendering.
Stacy Stewart Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Fashion Design Art at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), USA, where he instructs the finer points of digital fashion design and technical specifications using Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®. He has been teaching computer art, illustration, fashion design and merchandising courses since 1998 and was Teacher of the Year (2000) during his lengthy post at the Wood Tobé-Coburn School of New York. Smith is an accomplished fashion designer and fine art painter.
Table of Contents
Preface 1 Cross-Platform Desktop Publishing 2 Basic Vector Design Skills with Illustrator® 3 Digital Fashion Illustration Foundation with Illustrator®. 4 Mastering Vector Tools for Apparel Design and Presentation 5 Basic Raster Skills with Photoshop® 6 Tracing Figurative Fashion Art and Photography 7 Fashion Design, Presentation, and Exhibition with Photoshop® 8 Defining Prints and Patterns 9 Digital Color Theory 10 Fashion Color Correction and Photo Retouching with Photoshop® 11 Creating the Fashion Croquis with Illustrator®. 12 Fashion Design Art with Illustrator® and Photoshop® 13 "Digital Duo" Fashion Face and Hair 14 Technical Design with Illustrator® 15 "Digital Duo" Color Flats, Floats, Design, and Presentation Appendix Glossary Index