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Creative Fashion Design with Illustrator® Paperback – September 28, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Yes, there are some great time-saving tips and some that could serve as a refresher on creating custom brushes and fills, etc. Overall, if you're well versed in Adobe Illustrator, you will not find this book to be nearly as valuable as you might think.
If you're just beginning your career or are wary of Illustrator, by all means, buy it. It is easy to follow and well illustrated.
I will be teaching a CAD for apparel class this fall, and plan to use this book. It can be difficult to find CAD books that are geared towards fashion design, and many of the great books out there are starting to become out of date. This book is relevant and current (Illustrator CS3).
I have just started using Adobe Illustrator for Mac this year and I took a class at a local technical school in New York to increase my skills and marketability in the industry. I found that the teachers seem to whiz through the lesson and I would have to depend on my badly written notes and memory to try and practice making sketches. I also had to deal with teachers that had their own way of creating sketches. While their techniques were good, I like to be presented with more than one way to achieve a result so that I can develop my own technique or style and that's why I like this book. It gives you various ways to achieve the desired result and you can pick the technique that best suits you.
I gave this book 4 stars based on the pros and cons listed below.
1. Good beginner book. One of the few books that focuses on creating flat sketches using Adobe Illustrator.
2. Clear text and photos. Easy to follow instructions and not overly wordy with tech talk or long drawn out explanations. Not phone book or Bible thick. Just the right amount of info contained within and easy to bring along with you to the office or to school.
3. Good price. Currently on Amazon for around $12.00 including shipping for a new copy. Nice to have on the shelf as a reference guide.
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bottom line: if you need to learn to use illustrator for fashion flats this is the only book you need to get started.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a decent start for working with Illustrator and Fashion Design and is good for my present budget.Published on February 18, 2014 by L.J. O'Neal
This book is straight forward and walks you step by step to every process. I would definitely recommend this book to beginners and those who are look to enhance their skills.Published on August 6, 2013 by Jonus
This book is good for learning how to use illustrator for line and technical flats. It goes step by step and it's easy to follow. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Jennifer DeRisi
Kevin Tallon's books are excellent! Creative Fashion Design with Illustrator is a must have for all fashion design students and helpful for those already in the industry who want... Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by J. Sherrow
didn't read the book really~ got it for class. It's really basic stuff. & I Learned everything in class, so kind of wish I didn't spend money on this book. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by ^_^
I disagree with the other reviewers who state that this book is only helpful to beginners. I am an experienced in Illustrator and found the book really helpful. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Cristina H
If you patiently enough go through and do the exercise, this book is very helpful. It covers the fundamentals, concepts that very useful for beginners or professionals. Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by jim
I found this book extremely helpful. Although I am an advanced user in Illustrator, there were some tricks I didn't know. Read morePublished on April 24, 2010 by Summer Dawn