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Fashion Design With Soul: Create A Collection Inspired By Your Creative Muse

teacher avatar SchauminChanel Alexander, Fashion Designer | Illustrator | Author | Blogger

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    • 1. TRAILER



    • 4. REBUILD









    • 13. CONCLUSION

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In this class, you will sketch a 3-5-look fashion collection inspired by your own internal creative muse; but this will be done in a very non-traditional way than many Fashion designers are usually accustomed to. Throughout this course, we will be viewing the process of Fashion design through a Spiritual lens. Fashion designer & Illustrator SchauminChanel will take you on a muse-guided journey to unlock your creative genius, renew your passion to design, and sketch a Fashion collection totally inspired from your core!

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SchauminChanel Alexander

Fashion Designer | Illustrator | Author | Blogger


SchauminChanel is an independent Fashion Illustrator and Designer, and founder of "The Croquis Corner", which is a creative online platform and marketplace for aspiring Fashion Designers & Illustrators to learn how to master fashion design one sketch at a time.

Schaumin has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Marketing, and a Masters of Science in Management with a concentration of Project Management. Her educational background has enabled her to work for well-known retailer Macys Merchandising Group as a technical design intern, fashion powerhouse Forever 21 as an assistant designer, and other private label companies as a freelance designer, and consultant.

Currently residing in Tampa, FL, she continues to work for a private jewelry/fashion company desig... See full profile

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1. TRAILER: What if I told you that deep within you lies a hidden secret power, a special power that could be tapped into to create the most beautiful fashion collection you have ever seen? Truth is, the secret power has always existed within all of us. And you're in our first few years of life. We had unlimited access to it. But as most of us grew into are expected roles in society. Way eventually forgot about this power, leaving it both locked and abandoned. This secret power is known to many by different names. Higher cell three, alter ego, creative geniuses. I like to call it or your internal creative muse. In this class, we will be looking at the process of fashion design spiritually lens through seven divine steps of creation Way will dig deep and find that creative muse that many of us have long abandoned way. We use them use to create a digital mood board and fashion collection based on our core. My name is Schamasch Nell, and I hope you will join me on this spirit guide A journey toe. Unlock your creative genius, new your passion to design and most importantly, design. So 2. INTRODUCTION AND PROJECT DETAILS: everyone. I am so absolutely thrilled at the fact that you decided to join me on this creative journey by taking my class fashion design with. So now before we get started and jump into the fund and get into project details. I just wanted to formally introduce myself. My name is Shama Chanel, and yes, that is one real name I get asked that quite often. I am a freelance fashion designer, illustrator, author and blogger at design in session dot com. Yes, that means I get mostly, but seriously, I love what I do. I have, ah, batches arts and fashion designer marketing, and I have been blessed enough to work in the industry professionally. Azzan, assistant designer, assistant tech designer as well as currently freelance, which is what I love to do working with individual clients. But before I got to that point and before I even got into the industry, I had to bless my butt to get to that position because we all know that the fashion industry is highly competitive. So I was rather surprised when I finally broke through and God Indian Sheen was working for well known retailer at the corporate office designing that I found myself in a rut like stuck in a red, and it wasn't because I was necessarily board or because I I lost my skills. It was more so because I lost touch with what mattered to me most, which is designing with substance, designing fashion with meaning and thought behind it versus designing what everyone else was designing. So it took a while for me to get out of that right. And when I did, I find myself face to face with my muse and realize my own internal creative genius. And once that happened, that's when positive things started to happen. That's when I started to grow. And I know you may be asking, OK, what the heck is a creative muse? What creative genius? What are you talking about? So I'm gonna dive into that right now. So a creative muse, by definition, is a guiding spirit or source of inspiration. The muse has the ability to excite our creative passion and coughed forth the creative spirit within to create. So in other words, it's you know, that part of us, that creative genius that we all have innate Lee and we are known fashion industry designers always have a muse, which is usually there rather nice looking models. But I believe that amuse can be both external and internal, and even if it's an external muse, in a sense, it's a mirror to who you are, because there is a connection as to why you find that person as a muse. And so we're gonna go through the process of finding your muse and reconnecting you with your muse, as I had to reconnect and develop a collection based on that. So with that being said, there are seven steps to divine creation, as I like to call it, and those seven steps are basically Step one, which we would deconstruct, which is to break down all of the barriers that are keeping you from creating at your best . Step two. We're going to rebuild from that point and shine a light on the best parts of you. Buy and shift your perspectives to focus on that solely. And step three, we're gonna manifest your muse, which focuses on really embodying what your muse is about embodying that in creative genius within. And we're going to dive into that. Maura's faras what manifesting is. Step four is, um er and the immersion experience which we're going to kind of go through visual ization process is to kind of get you into full on muse mode and really see through the eyes bemused instead of seeing through what everybody expects you to see in designing way everyone expects you to design. We will also do our mood board digital mood board in this process because you want to really bring the means to life. Step five, we're going to design your line, which is create ist you need to create a fashion collection of 3 to 5 sketches I have provided to crow keys or fashion figure templates that you could use to drawn. So you don't have to look at maybe, uh, hesitation tours drawing as a barrier for you finding your muse. That's this is not about who draws the best is about going through our own creative evolution. Step six, we're gonna render those sketches, and I'm going to give a two part to Tora on how to bring those sketches toe life with Adobe Photoshopped. And lastly, step seven, we're going to identify your muse artifact, which will dive into So one more thing. I created a very nice workbook for this class, which I definitely urge you to download. Print right in. Jot down your thoughts and ideas, and your crow keys are also in the fashion figure. Temples are in there, and I want you to share in a project gallery area your progress each step of the way. If you could take a picture of your worksheet or just type your worksheet activities in the area, that's awesome, because we all want to see each other's growth collectively So and just another side note. There is a special surprise at the end of the workbook, so that's another reason, another incentive for you to download it. So all of that said, Now we're going to get down to the fun part and get started. 3. DECONSTRUCT: So in the first step of reconnecting with your muse, we are going to identify and analyse what has been blocking your creativity. I would like to think of this process and sort of a spiritual detox in the way. So before we can truly access our internal creative power are created genius, we have to remove all of that chunk that we have grown accustomed to. And when I say junk, I mean in terms of worries, judgments, fears, the opinions of others, that cloud are judgment ourselves that cloud and block us from creating at our highest level. And it's no secret that the fashion industry can be very judgmental, highly competitive and subjective in terms of taste and perception. So, as a fashion designer could be very nerve wracking to create a design you believe in when you work with experts or your peers or clients, design directors who all have an idea of what they feel a design should look like to them. And I find that in my experience personally and from other designers, and I see it's very easy to fall into, you know, cave into the overwhelm and designed based on what everybody else wants or sees, which, in a sense, you still need to be able to in a group setting work with your team and design of your team as a professional designer. But they completely loser voice. They lose the fight for their own voices, a designer. And when you lose yourself in a process like I did in my starting of my career, you get to that point of being in that red. You get to that point of you lose that creativity, you lose that hunger and your muse that passion. Remember back to that definition, that passion to create because you're creating for someone else. You're not creating something that comes really from your core, so we're gonna put a stop to that by deconstructing it. So if you look in your workbook on page 11 I believe there's an area that I want you to fill out, and we're gonna focus on your judgements, your worries and your fears. So, first, when it comes to judgments, I want to know what concerns you most about what other people will judge you for if you design your designs in a way that's most natural to you or pursue a goal that you have been putting off because of whatever that's been going on. That is very important. To be honest with yourself. There's no judgments that I would like to think. Everybody who's taking this class all has their own barriers, and we're all here to kind of help one another. So by all me and share with the class how, you know, let us know what your judgments are For me, my personal judgements was, if I was enough, if I could create on the level that my team needed because I made I have had enough experience compared to the next person, even though I had creativity, So I had to learn to get over that. Next. What are your worries? What do you worry about? Um, are you worried about your ultimate goals, that you're striving for what your creative endeavors that you're worried about, or any kind of life matters, that where is you? Because this also has a bearing on your creative ability. Next, what are your fears? What are your biggest fears in life for me? My biggest fear was looking back and saying I could have did this or did that. And now I am I too old to do any of this I or failure? Failure is a common one, which failure in the sense really isn't failure because you're still getting better at what you're doing. You have to fail. T grow. Failure equals growth. It's not a bad thing is we make it out to be. So from this point on, let's make a decision to celebrate life instead of fearing it. So the next step, I'm gonna show you just how to do that by shifting our perspectives. 4. REBUILD: so instead to we're gonna focus on rebuilding by shifting your perspectives. So it's time to rebuild what we deconstructed earlier. That negative clutter. Those judgments. Those worries those fears, and we want to turn around and shift your perspective by shining the light on the most natural part of yourself. The best part of yourself that we tend to overlook because we may assume that it's not acceptable or it's, you know, you're trying to fit until mold that has already been created before you and you feel like that's supposed to be where it's at. And so what we're gonna do this? We're We got rid of that right now. We're rebuilding, so I want to focus on identifying your heroes. And when I say heroes, these are, you know, inspirational figures, celebrities or models, as we mentioned before. But instead of looking at it just as a pretty model is your muse, I want to go deeper because whoever you identify and most of that resonates are a figure or person in your life that resonates most with you in a sense is your mirror and we're gonna pull from that your values. So before we touch on the values. Let's move on. If you look in your workbook on the next page, we're going toe Identify our heroes and what we're gonna focus focus on and who are your heroes and what do they do to inspire you? So I made a really fun in the workbook. I want you to actually sketch a picture of your hero on the side in that little box. Be shorter, shared in the project gallery area. I'd love to see it, but I will. Um, this is a perfect time for you. Deposit video and just focus on those three main heroes that you have and jot down why they're heroes. What makes them so, you know, heroic in your eyes and who they are. And, yeah, they were Keep going. So moving along with my example. My three heroes are Beyonce because Beyonce, my mom and D b F Diane Von Furstenberg um, Beyonce's chose because everybody knows this aside. Beyonce. She's I love her music, but more so. What draws me to her as a figure is when she's performing, you could literally see it's almost like she's in a trance. She's so connected with her muse her her alter ego that it just it almost appears as if nothing else matters. And she has all the confidence in the world. He, the way she's still human, like all of us, even though sometimes it's hard to believe it. She captivates the audience, and she lives her dream so fearlessly. And I think that's so wonderful and admirable. My mom, of course, even though she drives me nuts sometimes like most moms do, she's very strong. She has strong faith, an extremely big heart, hardworking in loving, and I think those core values are wonderful. Adds desk. This substance that's the you know and D B F because I always felt like DF that Diane von Furstenberg always has a skirt of ageless nous. She's flirty and feminine and strong and very graceful and poise. But it's it's very carefree, and I think that's a wonderful thing that puts me in the mind of something where a year, the mortal you're you're not ageing, you're not acting old or to whatever you're your spirit is ageless, and I think that's a wonderful aspect. So that's what I brought from my examples. I want to see your example so don't forget to share. So now, the second part of shifting those perspectives we're going to focus on values. So what I want to do is look at all of the values that you have listed as important with each of your heroes. And I want you to pick the seven most important values that resonated most of the with with each of your heroes. So, for instance, strong for my mom Immortal from Diane von Furstenberg, goddess from Beyonce's boundless strength, Um, ethereal, fearlessly ambitious. So you just add those different things. But make sure that these values are also representative you because nine times I tend you. If even if you don't have that value now, it's in you, it's it's still there. You just haven't tapped into it yet. So go ahead and jot that down. This was should take you no more than maybe 3 to 5 minutes, max. So the next step we're going to jump into manifesting your muse. So now we're gonna take these newly shifted perspectives and values, and we're going to personify, and we're gonna bring it to life. So stay tuned for next time 5. MANIFEST YOUR MUSE: So for step three, we're going to manifest our amuses through simple meditation techniques and visualization. Take no, I'm not gonna actually do actual meditation. I will say that up front, but I do want to provide some helpful tips. If you're fairly new to meditation, the whole concept refers. I want to dive into manifesting because we need to first manifest our muse. And keep that because that's the core of allowing our creative muse to stick around whenever we needed and to create with that pure creative power. So I know you're like, OK, what is manifesting so manifesting by definition, is acquiring this experience that she want to feel by living, being and believing in that experience and allowing that experience to come into form. Now, I know you're probably like saying what? Please explain. I know when I first learned about manifesting I'm like, that makes absolutely no sense. What are you talking about? This is a little bit too rude for me, So I had to delve deep and look deeper into what manifesting Really? Waas and I found their five basic principles of manifesting. So we're gonna break down it, break it down, so that you understand it and it's digestible, and it's not so woo because really and truly do it every single day. So Step one or principal one is declared a clutter. We've already done that by deconstructing getting rid of that clutter that's blocking you the negative perspectives, the negative outlooks or holding on to certain perspectives that aren't really even true to your own nature. Step two is to get clear or principle to sorry is to get clear about what you want, and I I personally believe when you get rid of the clutter in principle one. That's when you start to really get clear about what you want. And you want to keep that because once you have that in mind, your specific it keeps you, it keeps you on the straight and narrow. It's like your compass, your internal compass that's drawing. You are directing you to your muse directly, and you want to keep that line open. You want it. Keep diving deep to find your muse. When you want to versus when you're end clutter your negative all the time. You're not gonna find that you're blocking it, so Step three is to or principle. Three saying steps Principle three is to think it feel it and believe it. And it may sound weird like, Oh, my gosh, I have to do all this stuff in program my mind to do this and it's no, it's not that deep, but think about it. Have you ever woke up? And you just like, feeling like total crap and you're like, today is gonna be a crappy day. Can this day get any worse? And it actually does. Well, you just manifested it. It's the same kind of thing If you keep your eyes open and just saying today is gonna be a great day I'm gonna think about designing of awesome collection for this class fashion design with soul. And I feel it's gonna be awesome. And I know and believe that it will be awesome and everybody I love it. It's different, has a different feel and you're manifesting that positive outcome that your desire ing and principal four is Relax and let it happen. If you're finding yourself trying to design and nothing is coming out right or your designs and looking generic or not coming from a place of you relax and just let it be. Take a walk, take a break and come back to it. Don't force it or try to over control it. And the most important principle out of a five is stay committed to happiness. Because I feel like if happiness is your main guide, your main core need you'll you'll always end up in the right place a tuning to be in personally. So with that said, I wanted to disclose this section off with this quote because I just loved it. Muse, muse and news. Do some yoga or other activity before working. Read a poem, then let it go. Listen to that Silom voice of your work. Linda s. I'm just gonna say, ask scented one this latter day. So now we're gonna die in Cem. Good need to know tips about meditation. So we're gonna dive into some quick do's and dont's of meditation. Now, if you're new to meditation, you know it's not that deep. I think one of the things that people fail to realize you meditate every day were in a meditative state. Somehow, some way, when you listen to a really good song and you're just really enjoying this I'm listening to it. You're meditating because your mind is on that song. It's everything is kind of out of focus when you're driving to work, and this happens to me all the time. And I always wonder about this. And your mind is there's 100 different thoughts in your mind you're driving and you end up pulling up in a job and you barely remember the rest of your trip because your mind was zero in. You were in a trend. You were in a trance like state then. So meditation is really about relaxing and not necessarily stopping your thoughts completely, but letting them flow. And this focus on your breathing and it, I'm telling you, it helps tremendously for your health, for your creativity, and I could go on and on and on. But what we're gonna do is we're going to spokes on the five most important do's and dont's . So number one, we're going to find a quiet place free from distractions. If you live with people or you have a family and kids, then I would say choose a time of the day in the place where they're less likely to be in the house. Um, number two is to expect your wandering thoughts, but let them be. I mean, you can't. In the beginning, I used to get fresher like, Oh, why am I thinking about doing the dishes at seven o'clock right now? I should be in meditative state, blah, blah, blah. Well, that does it really matter? It's let it flow is going to come and go. When that happens, bring your attention back to your reading and you want to start small. If you're new to it, 5 to 10 minutes a day is a good place to start. I usually do 10 minutes if I'm Super Pac time wise, and sometimes I go as long was 30 40 minutes. It just depends. It's like your recharging your batteries. In a sense, if you tend to follow suit easily like myself, try meditating in a seated position versus laying down. And lastly, don't judge your experience. If you see someone else say that, they meditated and they, you know, saw the secrets of life or blah, blah, blah whatever, then that's good for them. That doesn't mean because you, you know, when you meditated, you just I felt calm and that was it. You didn't get anything revealed to you. Whatever the case, it doesn't mean anything. Everybody experiences meditation differently. Just be grateful for your own experience. So in the next step, we're gonna talk about the immersion experience, which is we're going to continue that visual ization process of manifesting. But we're going to, um, focus more on the muse in itself. When in terms of visual ization, and you'll see what I mean in next step. So see that? 6. IMMERSION EXPERIENCE: So we're past the midpoint in step four. We're going to touch on the immersion experience, which focuses on visualization and the digital mood board that we're going to create to bring that means to life. So I want to dive deeper into the kinds of manifestation in this. In this part, there are two parts. The first part we're going to touch on manifesting visualization and focusing on the story of your muse. And the second half will be focused on taking that story and making it tangible. We're gonna bring it to life with the mood board tutorial in Adobe Illustrator, which I have created a template for music along with is totally actionable. And this, you know, the billboard is optional. In a sense, if you don't want to go through Illustrator. But I still recommend making a tangible physical mood board, then with magazine clippings or whatnot on the basic Bordick again of any general art store and mounted. And make sure you take a picture and share of the class so we could all see your evolution . Like I've been saying. So basically what we're gonna do now is shine a light on all the good inside. So we're gonna play a game at called at your best. So if you look in your workbook, there's gonna be at your best kind of table that you could fill in. We're going to go through a series of questions and go from there. So at your best, how would you look at your best meaning? Describe your body language. What would people see when they look at you? Um, just a hint. This is manifestation in action. Close your eyes and literally visualize it. Use your imagination I could use to as a kid and just, you know, some people would kind of lose that imagination. And we're so focused on reality. Now we're building the next reality. We're building our future reality. At this particular moment, we're manifesting it into form. So at my best, of course, I'm sitting very upright as personal example, and people would see someone confident and happy and driven and at peace, I think for me and I'm just using his example. And that's just talk about myself too much. And at your best, when you're at your best, what do you thinking about? What are you thinking about? It during the rooms at your absolute best. And I mean, think back at those moments because we've had some of those moments and that's the same energy. I want you to keep pulling from when you're going. Teoh reconnect with that muse. So when I met my best, I'm thinking that my options are boundless. I'm unstoppable, and I think about the glass being half full. Optimism is totally Haider in those times of those great moments for me, so think about that. Write it down and make sure to share that in the project area when we got one more section left. So at your best, how do you feel about the work you're doing when you're at your best named the top three emotions you consistently feel as your best creative self? Uh, I use myself and it was example for the three emotions. When I'm feeling my best creative self, I feel empowered and power is a strong word. You feel unstoppable, unbreakable. I feel elated because it's a start different kind of high. You don't need to worry about going to jail or spending money. There's a natural high of you focusing on how powerful you true. We are in terms of a creative sense. And lastly, I feel bliss goes into this thing of happiness. Remember I told you, let happiness be your compass to guide you and that when I'm in those feelings, I continue to create more in the sense that I want to create versus being in a black place . So now we're going to focus on writing the story of your means. I think the story is essential because we just put down some values and some adjectives about amuse and do that it doesn't really stick per se. When you have a story about that muse, it sticks. It's kind of like glue. So right now we're gonna put the glue on that means and stick it to you. So we're going to shift our perspective and continue to shift our perspectives by using this story's our inspiration in your workbook, right? A quick 3 to 5 sentence official introduction of your muse. Describe your music style, characteristics and inspirational traits. Don't go too deep in this. I don't eat, you know, super long stories. I definitely want you to share it in the project gather area, but it's, uh I could use my muse as an example. Even I normally don't like to share it. I'm going to share it anyways. My muse is a serial goddess with boundless strength and grace. She has soft features and characteristics, yet a such she has such a strong vibrational energy that she stops everyone in their tracks . She's a mystery and almost hauntingly beautiful with her vintage, modern appeal to some will be over the top. But for me, I just that that just kind of sticks to me because I could visualize this. And that's what I use when I'm designing. What would this person where How would this person? A weird and this is your muse. This is your story, So create it. And don't forget to share onto the next step. We're going to focus on creating a mood board based on your story. 7. COLOR STORY TUTORIAL: So now I'm gonna show you a super quick and easy way to create a basic five color color story. So remember the mood board that I created in the earlier to Tora. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna export it as a J peg, and we're going to go to Adobe Color to create it. So it's just a simple is being an illustrator and going to file export. And I created a folder already and we're going to go to we're gonna save as a J peg, use up art boards and just hit export and mind the RGB going ahead. Okay, uh, and there you go. Now we're gonna go on to select adobe Dark color. So adobe color, cc colored adobe dot com. I always mix the two ups. Excuse me. So I'm going to click to select and does stocks already created a Okay, so here we go. We're on the I found it. Too many folders. So in the mews board template 01 j peg that we created going to choose this image and boo like that Santa Fe. Um, here's in the mood ward. So And what? The beauty of this is he could drag around where you want it to be. So I'd like this blue. And as you could see here, it's changing if you want to change the hue. I do like this kind of salmon like color. Maybe he said a black baby. I want yellow. No, it's okay. I like this. So we're going to say right now I am signed in to my adobe account. So once I save it so saying it to cover story and it's safe and they're sure color. Sorry. And once you open up Photoshopped, it will be there, show you really quickly. We're gonna look at this sketch later on for the tutorial Photoshopped C C 2015. And if you go to libraries running the color stories and what do you know? Here's our color. Sorry. Is that using? That's why I love creative Cloud. And, um, that's it. So see you on the next lesson 8. MUSE MOOD BOARD TUTORIAL: So now we're gonna jump into creating the Muse Mood Board via Adobe Illustrator. I'm using a C C 2015 release for this Chitauro. It's gonna be very quick because I want you to guys, guys to still stay focused on reconnecting with your muse and creating your own collection based on that. And you don't have to by any means use this template. I write it in the class, but it's ah, it's also a fun and easy way if you want to do something different. So here the images for my muse to just discuss them. It's just soft, sexy, a little bit of spice, you know, a little bit of sparkle, because I just love the way this image looks and the colors and the textures so florals this back cutout is gorgeous, soft and volume so sexy yet necessarily not overtly sexy. And so I just found images that, you know, this image caught my attention because of, like the mystery behind the shadow of not seeing the full face. Um, I source these images via Pinterest, by the way, which I find is a great source when you're trying to find so the quick images to create a mood board. You could also look a tumbler to have so many great blog's of great pitchers. And, you know, these are just for your own personal, his inspiration. If you want to use them for, you know, commercial project. I definitely advise contacting that photographer or designer how wherever you got it from. But these are just for it right now. Just for show is an example. And so what we're going to do is we're gonna take these images and put them into the Shays via clipping mask and Sony zoom in. And so here's the first image that we want to use, which she fits this actually perfect. So some of her so of this image is going to get cut off. I just love this kind of like, elected kind of vibe and sparkle. Kind of God is kind of look, so we're gonna to get started. You take your image and bring it directly over the shape that you want to clip it to. And so when you use a clipping masks, what you do is you put the shape on top of the image you want. So even if it was, like, say, a heart. If I wanted a heart in one of her face behind the heart, I would draw the shape of a heart on her face, select both and then turned it into a clipping masks which I'm going to show now. So I want that square behind her son Gunnar, right. Click Arrange sent to BEC Because, as I just said, the image needs to be behind the shape that you desire. So with that, still selected as you can see, go ahead, hit and hit, shift on your keyboard and click the shape and assume and seek. You see it. You see that both images, the image in the shape are selected. And now you're going to right, click and select Make clipping mask. And there you go. Okay, so I'm going to do it. Let's try a couple more times so you could see where I'm going with this. And what I will do is just kind of run through with the rest of the video so you can see the total creation of my muse mood board before you go on to create your own fabulous work of art. So here we go. spring our girl here, and that's another important thing. So you want to make sure your image covers the entire shape. Otherwise, you'll have, like, a weird line. So I know some of these images are going to get cut off. That's the whole point. I wanted to kind of have an abstract kind of look to it. So right click Arrange center back so I could see summer hairs on that part, getting cut offs on the beaches get down just a time, and I make sure that all sides air covered. So this still selected. I'm holding down shift again. And when you do that, usually a little black part comes out. Hold on shift and click. Right. Click, scroll down, make clipping mask. There you go. So let's do this. We're going to finish atop part of grid. And then for that point on, we're going to speed through secrecy. It kind of come life. So next image is my sparkle lines with the do we drops on there. So we're gonna increase it the size to cover the shape. Same things I said before, Right. Click, Arrange center back. So I see that the shape is covered up. Hold on shift. Click on the shape. Right. Click, make clipping mask. So we have the first U shapes. So with this girl, what I'm likely to do is I'm gonna use her twice because I want all the jewels to be shown on her. So we're gonna focus on the top artless or her head piece, which I love, So they assume in the image is much bigger, but that's OK. Like I said, I want to just focus on getting that headpiece in. Right click arranged center back. And do you go? Actually, let's go back. You see that little cut off? So what we need to do is of course, make sure that both selected and what I did to just go back was control Z in this. Lift her up because now, okay, last some of her. So all corners are selected and I hit, shift and selected the square or triangle, and I want to make the clipping mask. So there you go. See, all the corners are covered, and we're gonna take this beautiful soft look, but volume in the sleeve Very feminine. And sheikh, Right Click. Arrange center back shift. Hold on make clipping mask. So there you have it. We have the first half, and what I'm gonna do is speed through. I'll be back in one second and show you the full look with doing the same thing. Okay, so I filled in the rest of the pieces except the middle one, because I wanted to touch base on that one. So we're going to take this beautiful back piece to the centre circle now, you could have just I could have just left the centre circle alone and just put, like, a nice phrase. You know, you could make your muse move board any way you like it, but this is just to kind of show you how I go about doing it. And so let's see, You want to make sure that she you really see the back arrange center back, See you getting Oh, cool. Actually, I'm a perfectionist, So we're going toe even have some ada. So we have the circling me get a full screen mode, and so it's cool, but it kind of blends in. And I wanted to have more of a stroke, and so we're gonna do is at a stroke to the image. So course to still white and stroke is a bit small. So what you should do is go to window scrolled on two stroke Andi Uh, say five, OK? And you could make a bigger smile if you like. You could also increase the size of your circle. Bring it down and let's get it full road. There you have it. So next we're going to jump in, and I'm gonna show you a super quick, super, super quick and easy way of creating a color story based on the same muse mood board we just created, so stay too. 9. DESIGN YOUR LINE: for Step five. You're gonna design. You're lying. I'm gonna offer a few quick tips on sketching your fashion collection and gaining more inspiration as you design. So the first thing we need to consider when you're creating this fashion collection, you need to let your muse and your digital mood board guide you as you begin to sketch your 3 to 5 look collection. If you feel like you still need more creative inspiration, drop your pen. Go for a long walk, do a chore something step back from what you're doing, because that's when you usually gain your clarity. And that's when you're amused. Tends to come when you're trying to force it. You kind of repelling your muse in a way you want to draw your muse in with good, clean, positive energy. Um, you want to. If you feel like you're still not inspired, I would say Go and get a physical mood board if you have the time and fabric samples, which tend to cost little or nothing, Um, and to give a tactile kind of element to your collection and developed from there, take your time and one of my favorite parts of favorite tips is to create a muse soundtrack . I love Spotify, and I have, like every kind of playlists that you could think of for whatever I'm trying to do, whether I'm studying, reading, writing, meditating and, you know, I also have for designing I have my Muse soundtrack. So I think of it is when you're looking at your muse. What soundtrack would represent your views when you have think of like a great movie that you've seen? And it's like the soundtrack is just crazy, like it's awesome. I love it. Think of it in that sense that you're creating a soundtrack for your muse story. And when you get that playlist, if you can add a screenshot to your gallery or just drop a few songs that you feel like represent your muse to the fullest. And the most important and favorite step is to have fun, then I just skipped over my collection cause we're gonna go over that shortly, have fun with this, and don't force it. You have the croquet templates, just sketch with no judgments in mind and going backwards, we're gonna touch on the collection that I created just a shape my process I had my muse inspired playlists going. I had my Millipore that we saw that she went through with a tutorial, and I took those elements of bling with the gold plate around the far left models neck the far, universally kind of following on the volume of the sleeve on the lines of the top right corner image. The kimono, of course, with the florals kind of bringing at night nature side and the drapey friends, which kind of adds just movement, which is what I was thinking. A free movement, still sexy leather cut out crop top with different shapes and the hair in pant that straight and the dress also kind of, if you could see the main cohesive element is volume and the sleeve on there, that old school kind of sleeve that I just love and just some tie front options to kind of give it has that goddess feel to it, but still relaxed. And that was my process. And it worked for me. And I love what I came up with and I look forward to seeing Would you come up with this? Well, in the next tutorial on next section, we're going to go over exactly how to bring your sketches to life as I did digitally with photo shop, so stay too. 10. PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL PART 1: All right, so here comes the fun part. So over this step will be using Adobe Photoshopped to clean up your hand. Sketches add color and dimension meaning having shadows highlighting Teoh, bring your fashion illustrations life. So I will be using Adobe Photo Shop CC, the 2015 Reese. I believe any version above CS to work. And if you don't have Photoshopped at all, you can definitely take advantage of the trial by visiting adobe dot com. And I highly recommend doing so. I love this program, and creative cloud is pretty awesome. So, acid, keep in mind that this tutorial will be brief. I want to cut touch on just enough in this class to get you going and to help you bring your creative knees inspired beautiful collection slave quickly, um, just to kind of get it going. But I don't want funnel shot to be a barrier. No, However, I do have a recently published book titled The Fashion Designers. Ultimate Quick Step Guide to Photo Shop and Digital Painting. And if you check out your workbook, I have a special surprise for you. So check that out and yeah, I created it because I think it's super awesome issue take. You took this class and you know you're taking this journey with me that I don't want to give back something in return. So yeah, don't forget. Check out the workbook. Follow the link. You'll see. So with all that said, let's get started. Okay, So here's the first illustration. I did, um, as I discussed my creative muse might did the mood board that I wanted something ethereal, free spirited, cool and just has a nice flow. And so I created this kimono, which I will add a print to Bashir printed kimono, the hair in pants and a laser cut leather halter. So these are just just just unbearable of sketch you could see I made a couple of next year , just sketched a kind of rough. So what we're gonna do is just clean up lightly, and it's going to be a super quick move that there's when I'm doing something really detailed. I take the longer route and making sure everything is perfect for this tutorial. Just want to touch on the quickest ways to do it and still have a look. Good. So first we want to do is focus on the layer panel. That is the most important part. Um, of this process and what I'm gonna do is this background layer, which is my scan sketch, which would be open your scan sketching Photoshopped. This is how appeared. Well, what we want to do is unlock it. So we're gonna unlock it to save it as something else and work beneath it. So much to think of having layers of tracing paper the same way you trace a croquet. We're applying color and building upon each other through different layer properties. Different layer gosh just went blank gets, um, forcing it to which different? Different layer myth layering methods, which I'll go into depth later. So what you want to do is hold in salt the all key on your keyboard. Double click on the word background. And while it's not CLC, it says layer zero, every new Larry create up that will have a number. So what I usually do is to keep track of everything, because when you're using most players, it's very easy to get caught up. Double click on the word, and we'll just name this sketch base, get Terry and what we want to do at this point is Lockett. I'm going to create a cover more layers, and we're just gonna do this in the locket. I want to get you into that Internet mode and habit of locking layers and saving continuously because I it's a pain in neck when you're on one layer trying to do something or you think you are here another layer. So we're going to go out of here. You see, he says, creating new layer and the same way you rename this. We're gonna do the same thing here, Double click on there. One we're going to say skin there and repeat the process. No blocking it. Create another new layer hair earlier and, you know could say And there you go for right now for the second cause we'll add as we go. So we're gonna go back to the sketch based. But when it just did, was already just set up everything else we're gonna work on and have him layered up. Um, before we proceed. So now we're in the sketch base. I want to get rid of some of this background stuff so I could erase it, but it won't be a layer behind. It should mean like that. Um, so he was weird. Pet Mark, I want going. Where is this word? Grit that goes behind because obviously got rid of our background layer earlier. So really create a new layer. And I want you to hit shift on your keyboard and f five loud in one second shoot f five. And this is what he used to background there. This is just bringing up the fill prompt Sica fill the background and each I really uses. But for situations like this, where I'm just trying to kind of clean up a background is that's just a quick way for me to do so. So I hit the background, Larrin. And okay, of course, it covers it because it's on top. So we needed click hold dragged down beneath sketch base. They go. Remember that whole Scott now? So listen, remain this to just be Dwight Ground enter. Remember to lock it. Here we go back on the sketch base. And so from this point on, you know, you literally erasing everything. Sorry, but you need Teoh a race that we want to race now. It's just that I just do this. Usually it's like some obnoxious looking mark on the pages like that just has to be done. Or, you know, my lions here couldn't be cleaned up. And right now I'm using my wake on tablet and I'm using the eraser tool and use the pressure. 100% hardness. When it comes to hardness and softness is I guess it's kind of obvious. You kind of get a diffused. It's like a shit. I mean, yeah, but, you know, that's a hard brush outcome. Men have a soft, so it just depends for anything regarding, you know, stuff like a racing or stuff them in your but the way I'm doing it as faras layering the white over leola show, you should not typically go for the heart brush, which is you could see it coming gets so yeah, my scanner gets most scanners do that. Get that cleared discoloration look, So I just kind of erase around now. Another method that you used to completely get rid of this quickly is we're going to go to our levels menu. So right here it was should be saying layers and adjustments or just mixing pills. Scrutinew Phil or adjustment layer. So we're going to scroll down to levels and with levels gets it balance out the black in the white. So we're gonna do is we're gonna take this If we take the black cursor right here, drag to the right It dark in July, lines protect the white and dragged from the right to left enlightens to ground. So it just kind of play a little balancing world because you have to go to Bard and some of my friends from my kimono. So come back down just a tad. I will say this is okay, cause we're gonna cover with colors, so we just wanted to be clear enough to start. 11. PHOTOSHOP TUTORIAL PART 2: And so now we have this layer adjustment which has this symbol here in this sketch base. So what we want to do, and including the wet ground, is let's place these immigrants. So hold on, shift us like all and head control G. And then we'll have group one. So basically, he's just, like, imagine a folder and putting specific files in that folder that you need their keeps and more organized. So this is group One. We just all about the sketch so we don't get confused on the line. Don't click. Let's name it sketch ruining, right, Um, and like it because what we did we're done at this point. So now we're going to go into quickly adding color, and we're gonna focus on skin for right now. It's, um, into her lovely face, and we're going to click on the library's menu. You go to windows at the Top menu main menu because click our window and scroll down to libraries so you'd open it either way. And here's a creative mood muse, lewd Ward that we created earlier that we're going to use for the clothes. Um, we should be the same concept so What I want to do is focus on the skin and get that started and the hair. And from that point you'll get the gist of how to continue with the clothes. So we're going to choose a skin tone for her. I have different libraries, which is so awesome about adobe color. You can create different libraries. I have fair skinned ah, skin tone palette, deep skin, some deep around neutral ground to kind of cover all over the full range. When I go really in depth, as I do in my book about digital painting, so do is going to selected brush tool. Here I was in a brush is huge, so let's reduce it and we're going to just literally coloring. Remember when everybody played around on, um was it was in Microsoft paint it saved. Got a big just painting it, and you noticed, like Okay, I'm losing my lines. You're like, OK, now she looks like some kind of hapless, crazy person. So all we're gonna do is click here at the layer panel and we're normal. And what we're gonna do is we're gonna go to multiply. And what multiply does is it allows the color to bleed through and the other layer to show up allows the color too overly the layer beneath. Just just show through. Sorry, like twisting my birds What they last the layers to kind of look see through so and you could adjust the opacity. So if you say okay, her tone name, she's orange. Needs to cool off Tanney. You take your Cassie, which changes it, and he's click and drag. We could just enter a number hit the, you know, the five key. It's 50% 60 60% with right now. Just stick to Hillary. It's summertime and so that's pretty much it in regards setting the caller here, so I'm not gonna do the full thing right now. You'll get to see the finished result. Of course. The end of the class. Um, soon now? Yeah, She has a little their face. You had rest of the cut outs. I don't want to go. I don't want to take too much of your time. I want you to really get back to creating those masterpieces. I could see them. So we're gonna lack this later for right now? Of course. RBC. She's not done Otherwise she's Yeah, she looks weird. So we're gonna click here and lack of layer and then well, basically repeat the process. You go to the hair lier to unlock it. Just go right back to that padlock hit unlock and libraries. Um, what do you say? She looks like a brunette. She's that give for this. I agree. Ish coder. So we're in the hair layer. Select. Be for brush. She has this reddish brown color, and as you can see, it looks Yeah, but remember, I showed you last set. Go over here to your letter panels right beside Capaci. Click it and scroll down to maul supply. Let blending mode. It's a blending mode. Sorry. I am completely lost It. I'm just too excited. Everything that were just so excited. You kind of like just fumble your words anywhere. Same thing, same process. There you go. It's not at that stone. Partially. When I want to do is going to go back to skin. Because what I wanted to show you how to add to mention at this point. So we're gonna like this there, Remember to keep doing it slack one. Do it and get to the next one. Open that just so we don't get confused and you start flipping layers. The other reason I like doing this method is because if you want to change color or anything, you don't have to start from scratch. That's the beauty of digital design. So we're going back to the skin layer. So we want to do is we want to add a little dimension may be at contouring to cheekbones. Highlighter face, which could use olive re garments of the government, has. Let's say we want to add some darkness and shadows. We're going to go to the burn, too, which you cook down here. It's right beneath us much when you have her of the tools, I'll tell you. So, like, burn in the early sparingly, go over the areas that she wanted over. I would see this looks a bit much, so I would select highlights. Actually, you could toggle between highlights and mid tone. Sometimes you get more for British home based on the color shaded you're using. Sony use highlights. It gives more grazed home and, like I said, uses sparingly and make sure the exposure is the lowest possible and also might have to protect your tones, but that's basically we're doing. Just adding some dimension, adding zero cheeks. Right? Okay. Like okay, toned upper phase the Addison's mentioned jar line. But all the models have. And so, um, you want to add some, like to her face? So what next? We're going to use the Dodge Tool toe at highlights, so click and hold move over to Dodge. Basically, this lightens up the area, and so they go. She's that I just love young Duke Button usually are trying to do a light tap. Same way is somebody with applying makeup. You could just go for the areas because it used this scary. In my book, I kind of go more in depth on different ways. You could do this without without jeopardizing the integrity of of your design. And the work is you're doing like on the skin layer. But for this right now, we just need to kind of get started, and this is what you need. It literally can't forget it. It's create a new layer. Always use a blending motive. Multiply. For the most part, users have multiplied and user brush to and literally silly for another quick way tefillin issue could select the pallid gonna lasso to or you have to make magnetic lasso tool. Just play around with different ones. Depends on how, like patient or impatient you are at the moment. Sometimes I just like to fill it in just that way. And I'm just showing you Yeah, last trick. We're just clichy inside. So you have. This is a shape shift a five to remember that should what if you forget it, just wind back watch. But that's basically the same thing that we're doing. Just filling it in. Um, there's always multiple ways to do things and photo shot. So definitely stick with what year if released a photo shop. Stick with what you're comfortable with. But this is something for people who aren't really, um, that you see using photo shop. And I just wanted to come in at this in here, so I really hope that helps, and I will see you in the next step 12. MUSE ARTIFACT: our last and final step is to identify your creative muse, artifact and your muse. Artifact is an object that will help ground you into your creative muse. So this is Imagine you're baking something. Not sure why she uses that as because I don't bake that often, as I would like. But it's that one. It's like the eggs, its's, that one component that kind of holds everything together. And so, yes, we've been through so much growth through Step one through six, but we want to continue the growth and prolong it as we create in the future. So that's where creative Muse artifact comes in. So more specifically, a creative muse. Artifact is a physical object that you can use to ground you and make it easier for you to reconnect with your internal creative muse every time you decide to create something, I'm not sure if you are familiar with the movie inception with the ever so handsome Leonardo DiCaprio. Um, the whole concept was planting an idea on the enemy side within a dream within a dream with him. Drink. If you haven't seen it, definitely go see And I love that movie. I watched it too many times, Teoh admit without being embarrassed. But what I loved about it was they had a totem because the dreams were so realistic that in order for them to have clarity and know that they what reality they're in, they keep a totem on them. And if they're in that dream and they don't see this, hold on. We're told him doesn't react in a way that it should. They would know that they're not in the right place. And that's what the Muse artifact is. It's something to let you know that you are in the right place spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. So there are three main categories for most beause artifacts that I usually suggests. So number one, you may choose something that you can wear. You may choose something that you can see or you can use something that you can use. So, for an example, I'll use myself, which I don't talk about much. Is this little table piece of Lord Ganesha? I was actually living in Los Angeles at the time, and I heard about the Melrose Trading Post that they have every sending, which is kind of like a swap meet situation where you could go. People go in there, you have different vendors and they're selling their, you know, a collective jewelry and vintage clothing. So I went out there filling down, and I was like, You know, I'm just going to go out there and see if I could spend some money I don't need to spend. And I'm walking around And I saw this kind of this weird table where they had these beautiful stones and, um, psychic lady like, sitting there and I saw the little statue and I said, This is kind of cute when I saw the price, like I was like, I don't know if I'm going to spend on one item, so I just continue walking and it's a huge I don't know if you guys are in L. A. That's a great place to go. Look, you know, if they're so have any going on, it's usually every Sunday, and I walked around the entire area. There are so many beautiful things. I bought a few vintage books jury and but in the back of my mind, I could not let this thing go. So I remember rushing back because there's only one of those statues. There's I rushed back and luckily one was still there, and I bought it when I took a home. Now I am totally open to different cultures and caring about different religions and, you know, just opened about spirituality in general. So I wasn't really afraid. I was like hoping this is like not some weird curse thing, like one of those scary movies when they bring something home from a strange person. But okay, I'm rambling. But I found out that Lord Ganesha, it's known in Hinduism as the Lord of Success and destroyer of all things, evil and obstacles. And he is worshiped as a god of education, knowledge, wisdom and well. And after seeing isn't doing the research. After getting home and having it, I felt like, Wow, this is something where is like has to be like fate for me to find the statute because those are things that I wanted my life anyways, So I felt that was something I needed to see that day. And so I have it. And whenever I feel discouraged or having second thoughts about the design or whether I should do it or not, I look up and that's seeking I should looking back. And that's my constant reminder of you know, I have the power to remove my obstacles by staying positive, staying close to my muse and to my core and happiness. And that's what amuse artifact should do for you. So what is your muse, artifact? And what is the story behind it? Share it within the project gallery area and I want to see it. 13. CONCLUSION: So there you have it. Guys. This has been so fun and enlightening and I really hope deep down I really hope that I have inspired at least one person to design with soul. And I wanted to leave you guys with a few things to remember one. You are a creative genius. Never forget that. I know that this industry is very competitive. We've talked about that. You know that. You know, in the sense, to a degree, the mean girls get awarded. I mean, the devil wears Prada was my favorite movie. But there is a little bit of truth to the fiction. So, you know, keep in mind that you don't have to accept negative perspectives about yourself from others . And half the time those perspectives have nothing to do with you. You should always choose happiness above all else and continue to manifest experiences that you desire to have Visualize it, know that you are beyond enough. You are creator. You are a fashion designer. You are whoever you feel you are acknowledge and know your truth. Meditate daily at least for the 1st 21 days after this class to kind of keep it as a a habit for a minimum of 5 to 10 minutes to start literally five minutes on your break in your car. If you have to have done it before, take a deep breath and just focus on your breathing for five minutes and nothing else, and I promise you it will just you're recharging your batteries. At that point, you'll feel it afterwards. And lastly, sketch and design. If you can daily make use of your muse when you continuously touch, touch, base and reconnect with your means. The more that happens, the more likely you'll stay in that creative place. That creative energy that you've developed throughout these seven steps, thank you guys so much again for taking this journey with me. Like I said, stay in discussions. The Project Gallery. Let me know your progress. And also don't forget about that special gift at the end of the workbook that I was talking about, I love you and Mama stay