Photoshop for Fashion: Transform Your Hand-Drawn Fashion Sketch in Minutes

SchauminChanel Alexander, Fashion Designer | Illustrator | Author | Blogger

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11 Videos (1h 37m)
    • Trailer

    • Project Details and Supplies

    • Prep Your Sketch

    • Setting up your digital canvas

    • Photoshop Surgery 101 manipulating sketch lines

    • Creating A Color Swatch library

    • Applying Color to Your Sketch Part 1

    • Applying Color to Your Sketch Part 2

    • Adding Dimension with Layer Techniques Part 1

    • Adding Dimension with Layer Techniques Part 2

    • Conclusion & Final Thoughts


About This Class


Join SchauminChanel- Fashion Illustrator, Designer, and author of the book “The Fashion Designer’s Ultimate Quick-Step Guide to Photoshop & Digital Painting” - for a fun, and quick exercise of transforming your hand-drawn fashion illustrations with a few corrective-steps in Adobe Photoshop.

In this short class, SchauminChanel swiftly guides you through materials you may already have on hand, easy ways to prevent extensive sketch ‘clean-ups’ in Photoshop, and focus more on bringing your illustration ideas to life with the use of color and layer filters.

The process of Fashion Illustration can foster endless creativity. The ability to draw perfectly should not be a make or break factor as to how you express your creativity! Give yourself permission to be creative, and show the world what your design ideas are made of!


What you need to know

This class is mostly geared towards Photoshop and Fashion Design beginners, so I will cover only  fairly easy techniques. Some working knowledge of Photoshop would be helpful. I use Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud for Mac OSX, but all of the techniques are universal no matter what type of computer system you currently have. The shortcuts introduced in the video lessons work for both MAC and PC, but in the class materials you will find a convenient pdf with their equivalents for Mac.


What you will need:

Below are a few of the tools that will be helpful in this course.

  • Adobe Photoshop (begin a free trial here)
  • Your very own Fashion Illustration (or the one I provided in the class project section)
  • Access to a scanner to get your sketch Photoshop ready
  • Wacom Tablet (not mandatory, but extremely useful)


11 of 11 students recommendSee All

loved your class...I learned so much, thank you!
Ori Quintana

Illustrator | Fashion Designer | Surface Designer

Great class. I love the way it was presented. I enjoyed it very much and learned a lot.
I love the way you have structured this class! It was fun and so informative! I can't wait to take your other classes! This was fun and easy to follow! =D





SchauminChanel Alexander

Fashion Designer | Illustrator | Author | Blogger


Schaumin Chanel Alexander is an independent Fashion Illustrator and Designer, and author of the book: The Fashion Designer's Ultimate Quick-Step Guide to Photoshop and Digital Painting. With an unrelenting passion for both fashion and fine arts, Schaumin went on to pursue a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing. In doing so, she was introduced to world world of digital design, and has been hooked ever since. While attending college, Schaumin had the opportunity to intern for well-known companies such as Macy's Merchandising Group in New York city as well as JCPenny's.

After receiving her BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing, Schaumin used her digital design skills to assist small start-up companies as well as independent designer's with their specific design needs. Early April 2013, Schaumin relocated to Southern California to gain more hands on industry experience, by working for Forever 21 and a private label denim company as an Assistant Designer. It was around that time that the conception of Design In Session took place, and Schaumin quickly realized that teaching her digital design skills can really make a difference in Fashion Design. Currently residing in her hometown just outside of Metro-Atlanta, Schaumin continues to work with individual clients by providing her expertise and services.

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