Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Bruce Saunders

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


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


1.  Identify design brief

2.  Use design tools

3.  Assess electronic outputs

4.  Maintain electronic design systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1Design specifications are identified and interpreted
1.2 Suitable programs and equipment are identified
1.3 Garment considerations are identified
1.4Production 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 edit required designs, patterns or production specifications
2.3 Design programs and equipment are used to test required designs, patterns or production specifications
2.3 Design programs and equipment are used according 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
4.1Designs, patterns or production specifications are created, stored, organised and protected
4.2 Designs, patterns or production specifications 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 primary learning mode in this course is face to face. There will be a component online training videos. You will be expected attend all classes and access the online training to achieve the best results .


Learning Objectives
This course is designed to assist you to:
• Develop design concepts using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Produce product illustrations and technical garment drawings
• Produce and digitally manipulate images for mood board presentations
• Produce colour schemes for art work
• Analyse design briefs and accurately produce intricate designs to scale using computer aided design.
• Research and interpret trends in fashion and textiles either locally or globally
• Research and identify client needs for fashion products.
• Communicate effectively with peers and clients to meet the project brief.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

Use the industry standard software Illustrator and Photoshop to create technically accurate fashion illustrations and images used in presentations.

Create technically accurate drawings in a timely manner using time saving techniques.

Create swatches and brushes to augment the technical drawings.

Apply colour swatches to meet design requirements.

Digitally manipulate bitmap images for mood board presentations using filters and Photoshop tools.

Create presentations using appropriate orientation and resolution suitable for printing and screen based output.

Teaching Schedule

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
Transforming Objects
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
Singlet variations.
5 Creating a Technical Drawing
Pathfinder Tools
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.
Belt exercise
Skirt, Princess Dress
7 Creating a Technical Drawing
.Pants, shorts

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
Denim jacket
9 Exercise: Visual Merchandising Store Layout Designs

Create Brushes and Swatches to emulate fashion accessories such as cord on board shorts.

10 PhotoShop
Image fundaments.
Resizing & cropping images.
Working with basic selections .
Transforming images.

Selection tools to capture elements on a picture. Adding or Subtracting to a selection.
“Ben and Angelo.jpg” . Change the colour of the shirts.

Swing Tags.

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.
Resolution settings
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
Merge objects.
Transferring images between applications. Save with High resolution.
Creating images for PowerPoint.
Colour management, Pantone Colours. Creating and applying patterns.

Torn Image
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.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.

Learning Resources
Computer software and hardware.
Training Videos
Digital Images.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

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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