Design Fashion on Mac
With an advanced fashiondesignprogramformac,designingfashionableclothesonone's own becomes much easier for beginners. To begin with, think about what you want. For example, if you want to design a dress, do you want it have polka dots, leopard print, lines or just be plain? With an outline in your mind, follow the steps bellow.
Open a Fashion Design Template
On the File menu, point to New.-> Click Fashion Design, and then double click Girl Dress, Men Suit or Child Dress.
A blank canvas and the necessary libraries open automatically.
To save time, start with an example. Double click the example you like. Change its color. Add some accessories. Done.
Drag and Drop Fashion Design Model
- Drag and drop a model shape from the Models library to the canvas.
- Drag the green square handles to resize model shapes.
Sketch out Clothes Outline
If you are a total beginner, you can take an example as reference. Those stylish designs are actually made of basic shapes. Select a design, ungroup it under Home tab to see its structure.
- Switch to Symbols tab, click Pen or Pencil to sketch.
- Add more anchors to edit lines better.
- Use convert Anchor tools to transfer arc into corner or vice versa.
- Click Move Anchor to fine tune the shape by changing curvature.
- Click Fill icon in the format task pane to add fill to the shape.
Under Symbols tab, you can use the Drawing Geometry to draw Star, Circle and other Polygon shapes to add embellishments to clothes.
Tip: Drag the zoom slider at the bottom right corner of the program to magnify your drawing and see more details.
You can also use other libraries to make your clothes more beautiful. For example, click Predefined Libraries under Symbols tab, then, choose Floor Plan and finally select Plants. Drag the flower shapes into your cloth shape.
Change Fill and Outline
You can choose different fill styles to see what is your favorite. When you choose picture fill, click Fit to checkbox so that the picture can fit to the shape.
Click Line in the format task pane to adjust outline color to coordinate with the new fill style.
Fine Tune Fashion Design through Geometry Operation
The geometry operation helps beginners to gain complex designs in an easy way. It aims to build complex shapes by assembling it from simpler pieces.
Generally, the geometry operations work by merging several shapes to create one new shape or by splitting out sections in cookie-cutter fashion to create several new shapes. Technically, these commands let you create complex boundary paths—shapes by multiple Geometry sections. These operations apply only to ungrouped 2D shapes.
The Combine, Fragment, Intersect, Subtract, and Union commands each operate on closed, 2-D shapes in a different way to produce a 2-D shape that can have both closed and open paths.
Save or Export Fashion Design
Click Save on File tab to save as the default format. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats. The Save As dialog in Visio presents you with many options. The top ten choices are the commonly used formats.
You can choose to save in local files or save in your Cloud. Saving it in Team Cloud can share it with more people.
Hit Export & Send under File to export the fashion design as various formats including PowerPoint, JPG, PDF and so on.
Print Fashion Design
- Click File tab and then choose Print. A preview of your document shows on the right.
- To view each page, click the arrows below the preview.
- TIP: Use the zoom slider below the preview to magnify the image of the document.
- To go back to your document and make changes before you print it, click the top left arrow.
Here are some fashion design examples. They can help you get inspired and get started quickly.
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