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 Email:Russell.Edis@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
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
1.1Design specifications are identified and interpreted
2. Use design tools
2.1 Design programs and equipment are used to create required designs, patterns or production specifications
3. Assess electronic outputs
Outputs generated using electronic design programs are assessed against design specifications and production requirements
4. Maintain electronic design systems
4.1Designs, patterns or production specifications are created, stored, organised and protected
Details of Learning Activities
Practical use of Illustrator and Photoshop software
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
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
5 ILLUSTRATOR Creating a Technical Drawing
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
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
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 .
Selection tools to capture elements on a picture. Adding or Subtracting to a selection.
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
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
Transferring images between applications. Save with High resolution.
Creating images for PowerPoint.
Colour management, Pantone Colours. Creating and applying patterns.
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%
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.
Practical assessment using Illustrator and Photoshop
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