Digital Fashion Illustration is a comprehensive 3-month course that teaches students the process of creating realistic fashion illustrations using design software. It provides valuable skills for career advancement in the fashion industry and opens up employment opportunities in both the Indian and international markets. By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of digital illustration basics and the ability to create vibrant designs for various fabrics using digital inkjet printing technology. The course fosters creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and proficiency in industry-standard software tools like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
- Introduction to Photoshop:
In this module, students will receive an overview of Adobe Photoshop software and its functionalities. They will learn how to navigate the Photoshop interface and utilize various tools for fashion illustration. Techniques for manipulating fashion illustrations, including resizing, cropping, and adjusting colours, will be covered. Students will also explore colouring methods specific to fashion illustrations, retouching and enhancing fashion-related pictures, typography for fashion design, as well as digital painting and matte painting techniques for creating fashion backgrounds.
- Fashion Figure Rendering and Draping:
This module focuses on rendering realistic skin tones for fashion figures. Students will learn to use the pen tool to create garments and drape them onto the fashion figure, giving a lifelike appearance to the illustrations. Specific techniques for draping garments, including constructing Lehengas with panel designing, will be covered in detail.
- Portfolio Development:
In this module, students will learn how to create a comprehensive portfolio of fashion figures. They will understand the importance of visually appealing backgrounds and develop skills in creating backgrounds that enhance the overall presentation of their fashion illustrations.
- Introduction to Adobe Illustrator:
Students will be introduced to Adobe Illustrator, a powerful vector-based design software widely used in the fashion industry. They will become familiar with the various tools and functionalities within Illustrator and explore techniques for creating fashion logos. Additionally, students will learn how to construct fashion figures using Illustrator’s precise drawing tools.
- Construction and Detailing:
This module focuses on constructing flat sketches using Adobe Illustrator. Students will learn to create detailed illustrations of garments, paying attention to various design elements such as silhouettes, seams, and details. They will also explore the combined use of Illustrator and Photoshop to develop visually appealing portfolios that showcase their fashion designs.
- Advanced Techniques:
Students will dive into advanced techniques in this module. They will learn how to place fashion figures within captivating background effects to create visually striking compositions. Techniques for applying colour to faces and hair using various tools will also be covered. Additionally, students will be introduced to banner and poster creation, expanding their skill set in fashion design presentation.
- Course Benefits:
By completing the Digital Fashion Illustration course, students will gain the following benefits:
- Solid foundation in digital illustration techniques and software tools.
- Ability to create realistic fashion figures, garments, and backgrounds using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
- Enhanced brainstorming methods and increased creativity as a professional fashion designer.
- Knowledge and skills to build a professional portfolio that effectively showcases their fashion design abilities.
Expanded employment opportunities in the Indian and international fashion markets.