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: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Janette Wotherspoon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1914

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Nominal Hours: 80

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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:

1.1 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 according to OHS 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

Details of Learning Activities

Practical Class Exercises and Project Based activities

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning Session – Topic Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09 Introduction to course outcomes and assessment requirements
Assess prior knowledge of software applications
Introduction to basic Photoshop – photo editing
File Formats and File Management
 1, 2, 3, 4 Questionnaire – word document
Photo – fully edited photo ID inserted into the questionnaire.
16 February 09 Scanning images
Scanning Drawings - logos
Scanning fabrics
Image quality fundamentals
Image editing
File saving
 2, 3 Class exercises
23 February 09 Text and Type tool functions
Using colour in drawings
Using colour in fabrics
Using colour in photos
Creating - custom Colour
Applying colour
Printing colour
 2, 3 Class exercises
2 March 09 Creating Selections on Images
Editing selections
Using Select menu commands
 2 Class Activities
Assessment Quiz 1
9 March 09 Using Photoshop Layers
Applying Photoshop layer styles
 2 Class activities
16 March 09 Photoshop filters and effects 2 Class activities
23 March 09 Page layout - Guidelines and Grids
Creating basic prints repeats for fabric printing
 2 Class activities
Assessment Quiz 2
30 March 09 Assessment task 1
Student consultation and feedback
 1,2,3,4 Assessment – complete final project requirement – section 1
6 April 09Easter Holidays  
13 April 09Easter Holidays  
20 April 09 Vector shapes in Photoshop
Creating Pattern repeats
Draping Pattern Repeats on Photos
 1,2 Assessment – complete final project requirement – section 2
27 April 09 Introduction to Illustrator Basics
Importing vector shapes from Photoshop
Using Type functions
Using Colour
Editing vector shapes
 2 Class activities
4 May 09 Use Shape Transform functions
Object menu – basic commands
Create basic fabric swatches
Colour fabric swatches
 1,2 Class activities
11 May 09 Drawing with illustrator tools
Create Basic Garment Specification Drawings
 1,2,3 Class activities
18 May 09 Add design detail to Specification Drawings
Create a basic library of specification drawings
Add basic patterns to drawings
 1,2,3,4 Class Exercises
Assessment Quiz 3
25 May 09 Excel – create basic specification sheets
Create layout for presentation of final drawings
 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
1 June 09 Finalise project requirements for assessment section 3 1,2,3,4 Assessment – complete final project requirement – section 3
8 June 09 Create Weave designs using illustrator tools 1,2 Class exercises
15 June 09 Create Knit designs using illustrator tools 1,2 Class exercises
22 June 09

Apply pattern to final drawings

Student consultation and feedback
Finalise assessment project, print out and present for final assessment

 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
Assessment – complete final project requirement – section 4
29 June 09 Term Holidays   
6 July 09 Term Holidays   
13 July 09 Introduction to Course and Requirements for semester 2 1,2,3,4 Assessment quiz 4
Present Final Semester 1 Assessment Project
20 July 09 Using software in combination
Creating Graphics and Logos for commercial /business marketing material

 Class exercises
Assessment Quiz 1 Assessment requirement 1 – developing business presentation material

27 July 09 Use word processing and design software to create reports and presentations 1,2 Class exercises
3 August 09 Creating and compiling questionnaires in excel for market analysis 1,2 Class exercises
10 August 09 Creating Accurate Technical Illustrations –  1,2,3 Class exercises
17 August 09 Measuring garments to drawings
Drawing garment detail accurately
Applying technical drawing skills to a specific industry sector brief
 1,2,3 Assessment Requirement 2
24 August 09 Creating illustrated construction detail for excel - specification sheets.
Using digital photo editing facilities for garment construction information in specification details
 1,2,3 Class exercises
31 August 09 PDF Presentations
PowerPoint Presentations
File formats and file archiving for presentations
Inserting images and data into presentations
 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
Assessment Quiz 2
7 September 09 Developing presentations according to design brief requirement 1,2,3,4 Assessment Requirement 3 – development and consultation
14 September 09 Term Holidays   
21 September 09 Term Holidays   
28 September 09 Developing presentations
Student consultation and feedback
 1,2,3,4 Assessment Requirement 3 - finalising
5 October 09 Creating presentation layouts in Photoshop and illustrator
Fundamentals of creating storyboards
 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
12 October 09 Creating storyboards for Product Development 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
19 October 09 Creating detailed instructional and mechanical diagrams 1,2 Class exercises
26 October 09 Design a range of socks for the current market 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
2 November 09 Graph the socks for the Lonati machine
Interpret the correct colour guides for transferring to knit machinery – sock feeder groups
 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
Assessment quiz 3
9 November 09 Development of content for major presentation
Student consultation and feedback
 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
16 November 09 Development of content for major presentation
Student consultation and feedback
 1,2,3,4 Class exercises
23 November 09 Major presentation – date to be advised  Final assessment requirement

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may occur on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment. This course may be assessed independently or in combination with other relevant courses.

Assessment Tasks

1.Class exercises - Pactical 20% (10% each semester)
2.Assessment quiz - Written 20% (10% each semester)
3. Semester 1 – Project - Digital presentation 30%
4. Semester 2 - Project - Digital Printing and Digital presentation 30%

Assessment Matrix

ElementsPractical exercises Self management Planning and Organising Prepare Final project requirements
1. Identify design brief Yes YesYes
2. Use design tools Yes -Yes
3. Assess electronic outputs Yes Yes-
4. Maintain electronic design systems --Yes

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