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Tue, 19 Sept



Free Skills Update: Supercharge your Illustrator skills with plug-ins

with special guests from Astute Graphics to take your questions...

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Free Skills Update: Supercharge your Illustrator skills with plug-ins
Free Skills Update: Supercharge your Illustrator skills with plug-ins

Time & Location

19 Sept 2023, 18:50 – 20:00 BST


About the Event

The overwhelm is real when you are learning how to use Adobe Illustrator. This is particularly true for fashion designers who have spent their education working with paper, fabric, paints and pins! Once a designer gets to industry the realisation of a life spent creating designs on a computer sets in and the struggle begins. "Plugins are powerful tools that can make this transition easier, allowing you to concentrate on the design rather than the software." Astute Graphics

Plugins pop up as extra tools and panels inside your usual Adobe Illustrator workspace. They do a variety of different jobs but ultimately they enhance and simplify the things that the software already does i.e. native functions. As a fashion and textile designer, the aim is to create the best quality designs and visualisations quickly and effectively, which is where these plugins can really help. From making reflecting super simple, and drawing even easier, to libraries of easy-to-re-colour textures and trims... 

Join us as we take a look at some of our favourite Plug-ins from our pals at Astute Graphics and show you exactly how they will change your life! Feel free to have a little snoop at what we think over on their site now >>> Check them out


At CAD for Fashion, all our tutors are designers as well as lecturers, so we use and teach the software every day. This means that over the years we have developed, collected, stumbled across and researched the best tools and shortcuts to make your lives easier. 

You will come away from this event with the knowledge of how powerful plug-ins can be for fashion and textile designers using Adobe Illustrator and how easy it is to start using them in your own workflow. As always this will be followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with our expert and special guest from Astute Graphics. We will be recording the session so you can rewatch at your own pace too. The video will be available for a limited time following the event.

Just sit back, watch, and take a few notes ready for when you want to give it a go yourself alongside the recording!

By grabbing your ticket you also join a network of like-minded designers and creatives who are all ready and willing to share their knowledge too. You will be invited to a dedicated group (here, not FB!) where you can ask questions, share tips and tricks or just say 'Hi 👋🏻'


The C4F Skills Updates run every month and are THE best way to stay up to date on all the best time-saving tools and techniques for how we use the software.  Get updates for future events straight to your inbox by signing up > here <.

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    What are plug-ins - Astute Graphics

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