Creating Schematics With Illustrator 2

You can draw basic schematics, add dimension lines and measurement text. But what about other garment shapes or unusual constructions, like a top-down circular sweater? What graphic devices help the reader craft the project? This class will cover combining and stacking shapes, different  schematic looks, finessing paths, using global styles to keep text and graphics consistent, the different between point and paragraph text, and much more.


Laptop with Adobe Illustrator loaded and charged battery, pencil and paper for taking notes.


Adobe Illustrator CS6 or later (Mac or PC) must be loaded on your laptop. You can download a free 30-day trial of Illustrator, or subscribe to a CC plan for as little as 19.99/month. If you are subscribing to CC, make sure you have activated your membership & downloaded the app before coming to class. You must have a basic understanding of how to use computer applications, and you must be able to draw a basic schematic in Illustrator per pre-class homework.

Homework file (in progress)