Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5212C

Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Katrina Rose

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9138

Course Contact Email:katrina.rose@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to use a range of electronic design programs and equipment such as software programs and computing technology.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4020B Use electronic fashion design tools

Element:

1.  Identify design brief

2.  Use design tools

3.  Assess electronic outputs

4.  Maintain electronic design systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design specifications are identified and interpreted.

1.2 Suitable programs and equipment are identified.

1.3 Garment considerations are identified.

1.4 Production requirements are identified.

2.1 Design programs and equipment are used to create required designs, patterns or production specifications.

2.2 Design programs and equipment are used to modify and edit designs, patterns or production specifications.

2.3 Design programs and equipment are used to test designs, patterns or production specifications.

2.4 Design programs and equipment are used to OH&S practices.

3.1 Outputs generated using electronic design programs are assessed against design specifications and production requirements.

3.2 Outputs are presented to appropriate personnel to assess accuracy and completeness.

3.3 Improvements are made as required.

4.1 Designs, patterns or production specifications are created, stored, organised and protected.

4.2 Design programs and equipment are used, maintained and stored.


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities will be practical experiences and activities using Illustrator and Photoshop. Each week class assignments will be completed and submitted electronically to evaluate performance.  


Teaching Schedule

Week Session – TopicElement
Performance Criteria
Assessment
1ILLUSTRATOR
Image Fundamentals Bitmap verses Vector
Creating and Drawing using Vector application, Adobe Illustrator.
Grids and guidelines and rulers.
Measuring a trade sketch to improve accuracy.
Use the Pen tool to create a path.
Create a simple market positioning map - lines, arrow heads and text.

Draw a circle using the Pen tool and grid.
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1,4.2 
2Creating a Technical Drawing
Place illustration into a Word document.

Arranging objects, changing the order, rotating objects.
Using the Pen Tool, working with control point.

Illustrator Exercise Using a fifth scale pattern for tracing of pattern pieces and creating a lay plan for costing purposes.
Save files - Save for web.

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 
4Creating a Technical Drawing

Use Brushes to create stitching effects

Use the Pen Tool, Convert anchor point tool.
Use arrows in the construction of technical drawings details.
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 
5using Pathfinder Tools

Using Shape Tool
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2,  
6Visual Merchandising Store Layout Designs
Brush Tool Customize brushes
Create fashion sketches
Create Brushes and Swatches to emulate fashion accessories, cord on board shorts.
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 
7Photoshop
Image fundaments.
Selection tools to capture elements on a picture. Adding or Subtracting to a selection.
Using Layers
Create, Save and load selections.
Modify the Image size and file size. Save for the web.
Scanning and image.

Basic Typography
Working with Text. Fitting text to a path
Using text to create the effect of stitching.
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 
8

Image fundaments transforming an image, change size. Resolution settings
CMYK and RGB files  Bitmap Images – PhotoShop. Transforming an image
Creating Drop Shadows
Using the feather tool when copying and pasting  

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 
 9

Use the Clone Tool to remove blemishes from images.
Painting and Re-touching Merge objects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 
 10

Quiz 

 

 

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,4.1, 4.2  100%


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

No prescribed texts


Overview of Assessment

In this course assessments will take place through practical activities and demonstrations.


Assessment Tasks

Students will be assessed through a practical quiz  worth 100% demonstrating the following:

Students will be required to create a technical correct sketch to industry standards and apply component details.

Students will also be required to use the swatch and brushes tools in Illustrator to represent garment details.

Students will also be required to use Photoshop to manipulate images for mood boards and presentations.


Assessment Matrix

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