Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator 2ndEdition is a teach-yourself guide that provides step-by-stepinstructions and diagrams on how to use Adobe IllustratorCS5. Bursting with detailed technical information and full colourillustrations, its highly practical approach ensures fastlearning. You will not only learn how to create technicaldrawings, but also fashion illustrations, flat drawings andstoryboards for the fashion industry, and how to combine AdobeIllustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Once the basicsare covered, you have the opportunity to learn more about thesophisticated aspects of this essential software package. If you are a fashion student or a fashion designer, this is theonly book you'll need to master the very latest version of AdobeIllustrator.
Do you have the passion and the creativity for fashion? Why not earn a living from it? The Freelance Fashion Designer's Handbook is youressential guide on how to go it alone, covering what to expect,making sure you get paid, planning your time, keeping up with youraccounts, compiling technical packages for garments. It isyour portable mentor, equipping you to work independently. Part 1 covers all the information to becoming a freelancedesigner such as creating a basic freelance contract, invoicing,how to find work, tax returns and much more. All supportedwith case studies. Part 2 contains the technical aspects of being a designer- including how to compile full technical packages for garments tobe manufactured abroad.
The ability to analyze and interpret visual information is essential in fashion. However, students tend to struggle with the concept of visual research, as well as with the application of that research. Visual Research Methods in Fashion provides students with techniques, tools and inspiration to master their visual research skills and make the research that they undertake more effective. Illustrated with real-life examples from practitioners in the industry, academics and students, it focuses on the global nature of the industry and the need to develop ideas relevant to the market.
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