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Week 1 Ai Intro

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Week 1 Ai Intro

  1. 1. FashionCommunication83233 Fashion Drawingand Digital Media
  2. 2. Please…• Keep Facebook for outside class.• Mobile phones switched off // or to airplane mode to record or use camera in class so we can all support each other to be present.• Respect the amazing computers provided and keep ALL food and drink OUT of the computer labs.• Don’t hack or download copyright music.• Keep your account access to yourself.• Leave chairs in the room.• Have fun 
  3. 3. Laptop Loans• If you need a laptop temporarily (ie. yours has broken down or you need one for a project) UTS loans laptops for 1 week at a time.• Go to the UTS: IT Support Centre desk on level 4 (entry level in the engineering building (bldg 2) - entry through tower building.
  4. 4. USBs: 8MB or or more Tip: Cheapies from Officeworks!
  5. 5. Illustrator (Ai):Illustrator is the proffessional standard layout and illustration software.
  6. 6. Creating vector images…
  7. 7. Victor Faretina // Curvy-world.com
  8. 8. GianlucaFallone // Design ShootRetroshoot.com
  9. 9. Accessories
  10. 10. Intricate
  11. 11. Shading
  12. 12. Range Plans
  13. 13. Front, side and back view
  14. 14. Look books
  15. 15. Spec Sheets
  16. 16. Costing Sheets
  17. 17. Trend prediction books
  18. 18. Merchandising Plans
  19. 19. Sewing patterns and instructions
  20. 20. Raster and Vector Images• Raster • Vector • Created by a mathematical formula which• Are measured in dpi (dots per inch) forms smooth lines, curves and geometric objects• Resolution dependant: when scaled, the pixels get larger and the image • Resolution independent – show examples will become less clear with jagged edges • Scaled up or down without image deteriorating, they remain sharp and clear• Edited using image editing software, • Make excellent line drawings, DDS, logos, Photoshop. type, t-shirt images for sportswear, etc. • Much smaller file size than bitmap.• Best results – scan and work at the correct resolution and size from the • Specs and flats ideal to send via e-mail beginning • Once downloaded can be scaled to required size
  21. 21. The following example shows the differencebetween a raster image and a vector image.• Raster • Vector Image
  22. 22. Selection• Raster selection • Vector Selection• Complex, computer doesn’t know that all the pixels are part of the same object.• Just coloured dots according to the computer • Simple, a matter of clicking on the shape to select individual parts • Easier to edit
  23. 23. Differences in Resolution• Raster • Vector
  24. 24. Image Modes:RGB(Red,Green,Blue)The primary image mode forgraphics is RGB You should be awareof the other modes though.Is faster to work with than CMYK, asRGB creates a smaller file sizemaking it perfect for web.The human eye perceives colour asRGB; scanners and digital camerascapture colour information in RGB;computer monitors display colour asRGB.
  25. 25. CMYK(Cyan,Magenta,Yellow,Black)Colour printers generally use amixture of different coloured inks tocreate the range of colours needed.RGB images must be converted toCMYK for commercial printingWhen an image is converted toCMYK some of the brilliance of theRGB gamut (range) of colours will belost, so the image will have a dullerappearance
  26. 26. ResolutionBefore scanning an image or taking a photo to use in Illustrator the requiredresolution and image mode (RGB, CMYK, Grayscale) should be determined.Choose:300dpi for commercial printing ofbooks, glossy magazines and brochures.150-200dpi for laser and inkjet printers(home/office printers) make a test print to clarifythe best resolution for your printer72-96dpi for e-mail attachments, the web, PowerPoint and multimedia
  27. 27. Major changes to resolution after you have startedmay result in loss of detail and colour The larger the dpi the better the quality of the shot
  28. 28. • The image editing tools and commands for this lesson are selected from the mainLesson tool panel:OverviewWhen you learn any newskill it is important to Rotate Toolstart with the basics. Select & DirectWe are going to start by Select Arrowslooking atIllustrators Reflect Toolinterface and workspace. (under Rotate Tool)Then I am going tocoversomeessentialtechniques, tools Stroke and Filland commands.
  29. 29. TECHNIQUES1. CREATE A NEW FILE2. OPEN AN IMAGE3. SIMPLE SELECTING4. DRAW A SHAPE5. ROTATE AN IMAGE6. REFLECT AN IMAGE7. RETURN AN IMAGE TO A PREVIOUS STATE8. COPY & PASTE9. SAVING FILES10. PEN TOOL
  30. 30. Pen Tool = VERY IMPORTANT.It is used to create technical sketches in the industry and is the go totool for Design Assistants / Designers.It can be a bit tricky to begin with but you may find once you master itthat you eventually LOVE it!

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