Fashion Design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator - Nottingham Trent University



Textile and fashion businesses can benefit significantly from Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills; learning how to create digital designs and patterns can help reduce the time and costs associated with traditional design processes. This course provides a solid foundation in top industry-standard software tools essential for fashion design professionals, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. By learning these skills, employees can improve their job prospects and career development opportunities, whilst employers can enhance the overall efficiency and profitability of their businesses. Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer or someone interested in learning digital design skills for the fashion industry, this course is your gateway to success. On this course you’ll explore the basics of the software and learn how to apply these tools specifically to fashion design. You’ll learn how to create and edit digital designs, add colour and texture to your designs and learn how to work with different file formats, prepare designs for printing and create technical specifications and production-ready files. You’ll produce industry-standard working drawings and production sketches, whilst learning the essential functions of the software that will make your life as a designer simpler and more efficient. During the course you’ll learn how to create digital designs and patterns using Adobe software. You will be guided through a series of hands-on projects and exercises, allowing you to develop skills in designing, illustrating and manipulating digital fashion creations. It’s tailored specifically for textile and fashion businesses and enthusiasts looking to gain the essential skills and knowledge required to create digital textile and fashion designs. By the end of the course you’ll have the practical skills required for creating accurate and high-quality textile and fashion designs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Laura Fish is a fashion designer who has worked with clients including Ann Summers, Dunnes, Claires Accessories, Debenhams, George, Matalan, Peacocks, Primark, Sainsburys, Smyths and Tesco. Laura received her Fashion Design with Marketing and Production degree from the University of Huddersfield in 2014. Her interest in teaching and love for 3D design was further developed while pursuing a Master’s in International Fashion Design Management in 2020. Laura is a tutor at Doncaster College in Digital Fashion Design with extensive teaching experience and a solid foundation in design, pattern cutting, and digital CAD 3D software, she possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to foster students’ growth and development. Her industry experience in Design and Product Development further enhances her ability to provide her students with technical insights and real-world applications.

What's included in the price?

One week of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Maximum class size: 12


1 week

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Accommodation offered
  • UK Holiday
  • Public transport
  • Residential
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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ