Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2011
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 80
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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
1. Identify design brief
2. Use design tools
3. Assess electronic outputs
4. Maintain electronic design systems
1.1Design specifications are identified and interpreted
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
Participate in workshops with practical use of Adobe Illustrator to create technical drawings of fashion illustrations. Students will learn how to create brushes and swatches which will be used in the designs and images. Students will also use Adobe Photoshop to create images for mood boards and presentation. The workshop will require attendance to participate in the activities. This course is not conducted online.
Week Topic Exercise
Preliminary class exercises to build CAD skills and CAD libraries
Image Fundamentals Bitmap verses Vector .
Getting to Know the Work Area
Using Shape Tool
Selecting and Aligning
Creating and Editing Shapes adding and deleting anchor points
Colour and Painting
Grids and guidelines and rulers.
Use the Pen tool to create a path.
Pocket Exercise with the line to represent stitching.
Reflect and Join Exercise Ex 1.2
Draw a circle using the Pen tool and grid.
Exercise 1.3.1 Tracing a Path
Exercise 1.3.3 Tracing a circle
Exercise 1.5 Form a Circle
Creating a technical drawing, creating stitching effects on garments.
Output files to printer or PDF format.
Jeans pockets exercise
Trace electronic version of basic garment blocks.
Creating a Technical Drawing
Using arrows in the construction of technical drawings.
Create a simple market positioning map - lines, arrow heads and text.
Basic Tee Shirt
Basic Blouse, collarless
4 Creating a Technical Drawing.
Use the Blend tool to create line of buttons.
Basic Blouse, with “Peter Pan” , Mandarin and regular collars
5 Creating a Technical Drawing
Raglan tee shirt
6 Creating a Technical Drawing
Illustrator Exercise Using a fifth scale pattern for tracing of pattern pieces and creating a lay plan for costing purposes.
Measuring a trade sketch to improve accuracy.
Save files - Save for web.
Skirt, Princess Dress
7 Creating a Technical Drawing
8 Basic Typography
Working with Text. Fitting text to a path
Using text to create the effect of stitching.
Create text around a round button
9 Exercise: Visual Merchandising Store Layout Designs
Create Brushes and Swatches to emulate fashion accessories such as cord on board shorts.
Resizing & cropping images.
Working with basic selections .
Selection tools to capture elements on a picture. Adding or Subtracting to a selection.
“Ben and Angelo.jpg” . Change the colour of the shirts.
11 Using Layers
Create, Save and load selections.
Modify the Image size and file size. Save for the web.
Exploring Adobe Bridge
Exporting your work
12 Image fundamentals transforming an image, change size.
CMYK and RGB files
Bitmap Images – PhotoShop.
Transforming an image
Creating Drop Shadows
Using the feather tool when copying and pasting
Exibuy files, resize and “Save for the web” les than 80kb.
“Eagle in Egypt”, Leaves Exercise
13 Retouching an image
Using the clone, healing and patch Tool to remove blemishes from images
Painting and Re-touching
Transferring images between applications. Save with High resolution.
Creating images for PowerPoint.
Colour management, Pantone Colours. Creating and applying patterns.
Exercise: Apply pattern to image. Use Pattern3 and fashion Image 229
14 Working with the pen tool
Understanding paths & the pen tool
creating straight & curved paths
creating combo paths
creating a clipping path
Creating mood boards
15 Quiz. - Practical assessment using computer technology. Students must pass components, Illustrator and Photoshop assessments, to pass this course.
The Brunswick campus has computer facilities for you to use, consisting of the computer software and hardware required for this course. Printers and scanners are also available.
The images and computer files required for the course are available on the computer network for you to use. You will have available access to facilities for the storage of your files created during the participation of this course. You will be responsible for maintaining these files in your own folder. RMIT has a computer network that allows you to access these resources if you are not located on campus.
Training videos containing instructional guidance on using the computer software are also available for students. These resources are available for you to download and view to enhance your understanding of the concepts covered in this course.
Overview of Assessment
In this course assessments will take place through practical activities and demonstrations.
Students will be assessed through a practical assessment 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.
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