Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GRAP5212C

Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Russell Edis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259496

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

   Janette Wotherspoon

Ben Stranieri

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 unit covers the skills and knowledge to use a range of electronic desing 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

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.  Use design tools

Performance Criteria:

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.  Assess electronic outputs

Performance Criteria:

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.  Maintain electronic design systems

Performance Criteria:

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

Details of Learning Activities

Practical use of Illustrator and Photoshop software

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning                                        Session – Topic                                                                                                                                                                        Assessment Tasks
1 ILLUSTRATOR                        Preliminary class exercises to build CAD skills and CAD libraries                                                                                                        Exercise Ex 1.2
                                                                 Image Fundamentals Bitmap verses Vector .                                                                                                                                   Exercise 1.3.1 Tracing a Path
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Exercise 1.3.3 Tracing a circle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Exercise 1.5 Form a Circle
                                                                         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                                                            
                                                           Draw a circle using the Pen tool and grid.

2 ILLUSTRATOR                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.

3 ILLUSTRATOR                                       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  ILLUSTRATOR                                 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 ILLUSTRATOR                              Creating a Technical Drawing
                                                                       Pathfinder Tools
                                                                       Raglan tee shirt

6 ILLUSTRATOR                                    Creating a Technical Drawing                                                                                                                                                                                                         Belt exercise
                                                      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   ILLUSTRATOR                                          Creating a Technical Drawing
                                                                                        Pants, shorts

8 ILLUSTRATOR                                               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  ILLUSTRATOR                   Exercise: Visual Merchandising Store Layout Designs

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

10  PhotoShop                                         Image fundamentals.                                                                                                                                                                                 “Ben and Angelo.jpg” . Change the colour of the shirts.
                                                           Resizing & cropping images.
                                                                Working with basic selections .
                                                                       Transforming images.
                                           Selection tools to capture elements on a picture. Adding or Subtracting to a selection.
                                                                            Swing Tags.

11 Photoshop                                                    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 Photoshop                Image fundamentals transforming an image, change size.                                                                                                                                                                              “Eagle in Egypt”, Leaves Exercise
                                                                          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.

13 Photoshop                                            Retouching an image                                                                                                                                                              Exercise: Apply pattern to image. Use Pattern3 and fashion Image 229
                            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

14 Photoshop                                     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 100%

Learning Resources

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Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is based on the ability of the student to demonstrate in a practical assessment the ability to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Assessment Tasks

Practical assessment using Illustrator and Photoshop

Assessment Matrix

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