Even if you live outside of the New York City area,
you can still get complete fashion designer training with our
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator ebooks RIGHT NOW!

You must be proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop

Finally, you can get the skills YOU need in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to compete with confidence in the fashion industry! With My Practical Skills™ Bootcamp training courses you can become proficient in the most commonly used CAD software programs in the industry. In one day of customized hands-on training you will gain the Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills you need to succeed in fashion. So much more than the basics, you’ll learn our personal techniques that will make you a valuable asset to any employer!

My Practical Skills Bootcamp

As professional fashion designers who have experienced the pitfalls of CAD training firsthand, we recognize that everyone learns differently, and developed one-on-one courses to bridge the gaps found in other courses to offer you practical personalized training that really works.

  • More than the basics, learn our personal tips and techniques
  • Individualized one-on-one courses allow you to get more personalized attention and focus on your specific needs
  • Get the MOST value from your time and money
  • Use Adobe Illustrator to create flat sketches, graphics, and render with colors and prints
  • Use Adobe Photoshop to create, textile designs, colorways, clean images, and render freehand sketches
  • Learn to integrate Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create outstanding presentation boards and CADs
  • The most economical courses available; affordable for everyone
  • New teaching style with easy to follow instructions gives you practical skills and knowledge that really sticks
  • Complete follow up and support after your course, so you won’t have to struggle if you have any questions or problems
  • See real results and increase your confidence
  • Express your design ideas for buyers and production companies
  • Complete projects quickly and easily
  • True-to-life exercises give you hands on preparation for the industry
Increase your skills, increase your value, increase your pay
Are you having a hard time finding a job in the fashion industry, or are you stuck at a boring job with little creativity? Get the skills you need to stand out from the crowd and find an exciting design position with more creativity.Competition in the fashion design field is fierce among college grads; with only a few new job openings created each year. Our realistically accurate course materials and easy-to-follow teaching approach allows us transform an insecure graduate into a confident, proficient, and valuable employee.
“I had been looking for a job for 5 months and I never realized how underdeveloped my technical drawing skills were. After I took these courses, I totally redesigned my portfolio and got a job in a week! Really I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you for teaching these skills and techniques!”
Lara Gordon

About the Courses

In one full day, you’ll become familiar with all the tools and features of Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop and learn how to use them through easy to follow exercises. Once you’re more comfortable with the basics, we’ll build on those skills; creating industry standard flat sketches, CADs, print repeats, and presentation boards. We encourage you to bring specific projects you wish to work on, so we can focus on your individual needs. You’ll also learn some of the techniques we developed to complete projects more quickly and efficiently.

Included in the course, you’ll receive a detailed companion guide that leads you step by step through the Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop workspace, and shows you how to complete the lessons covered in class so you can practice them on your own as often as you like. Descriptions and instructions are easy to follow and the most commonly used features for fashion design are covered more thoroughly. Even after you’ve mastered the lessons and exercises, the workspace overview will serve as a handy reference that you can rely upon in class or on the job. And of course, we would never leave you hanging, so we offer complete follow up and support after your course. If you run into any problems or have questions as you continue practicing, we are here to help you!

Keep up with changing technology
Have you attempted to learn Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop with little or no luck? Do you think you’re “technologically challenged”? Anyone can learn these programs when taught correctly. That’s why one-on-one is the best way to learn the skills YOU need. Why struggle in a class with 20+ other people when you can get customized training with personal attention 100% of the time!Are you an experienced fashion designer who is intimidated and lost when it comes to keeping up with new technology? Our courses will erase the anxiety you may feel due to outdated or lack of computer knowledge, giving you a competitive edge that will complement your years of experience.
“I’m so glad I signed up for both courses! I have been in the fashion industry for 14 years, and have taken several expensive training classes in these programs, but unfortunately did not learn much until I took this course. These programs had always confused me, but to my surprise, I quickly absorbed not only the fundamentals, but shortcuts and tricks that helped me work faster.”
Monica Saldana

NOTE: Since Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are often integrated within the fashion industry, taking both courses is highly recommended to maximize your creative abilities and potential. If you are new to these Adobe programs, we suggest starting with our Adobe Illustrator for Fashion course. If you already know Illustrator even at a very basic level, we suggest starting with Adobe Photoshop for Fashion, and vice versa. In other words, if you already know one program, we strongly suggest learning the other! Knowing how to properly integrate both programs can enhance your performance level and creativity, providing you with more design options.

My Practical Skills Bootcamp - Adobe Illustrator for the Fashion Industry

Included with your course:

When you finish the course you’ll be able to:

  • Draw and sketch in Illustrator with an emphasis on flats
  • Render sketches with color and textiles
  • Create repeating pattern swatches
  • Generate color combinations
  • Integrate images created in other programs with vector graphics
  • Create CADs, Flats sketches, and Presentation boards
Here’s a sample of what you’ll be able to do with Illustrator
(click for larger images)

My Practical Skills Bootcamp - Adobe Photoshop for the Fashion Industry

Included with your course:

When you finish the course you’ll be able to:

  • Computerize hand drawn sketches
  • Create and recolor stripes, prints, and realistic plaids
  • Create print repeats and swatches
  • Generate color combinations
  • Clean, manipulate, and recolor images
  • Create Presentation boards
Here’s a sample of what you’ll be able to do with Photoshop
(click for larger images)
Invest in yourself and companies will invest in you
Does it take you way too long to complete fashion flat sketches? Increase your speed and efficiency when creating design projects.University curriculums are not required to reflect the latest technological advancements of key software programs. We know that in an industry where everything is “due yesterday”, keeping up to speed is a must. Our techniques use the latest features introduced in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to speed up the design process.
“With the knowledge I gained from this course, I was able to get a better paying job designing CADs and presentation layouts. At my old job, I was stuck at my desk with a tape measure doing fits! Natalie and Kristin really helped me advance my career.”
Damion Wright

What else is out there?

There are many training courses out there for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. However, most are general and teach a bunch of tools and skills that you’ll never use in fashion. Only a few sources offer focused training for fashion design, but they still teach you basics, even over several expensive days. With our courses, you can save hundreds and learn all the skills you need in a single day.

  • A New York City design education service teaches a “crash course” with rushed teaching and outdated techniques, sending you home confused and frustrated.
  • Fashion school curriculums don’t meet the demands of what fashion designers need to know in the real world and companies don’t want to waste time with on-the-job training.
  • The total cost of three course levels offered at a leading NYC fashion school adds up to about $825 – just for Adobe Illustrator. Even worse, the materials covered are basic and nowhere near industry standard.
  • A NYC career training company offers a three hour course teaching Illustrator and Photoshop for fashion for $875. Three hours for two programs? How much can you really learn?
Get the most knowledge at the lowest price

Each course is $495 per person and includes:

  • 2 days, 4-5 hours per day
  • Training exercises before and in-between classes make class time more productive
  • Complementary eBooks for reference during and after course
  • Full customer support provided after course is completed

Groups of 4 or more:

  • 10% discount
  • Extra day of training for more individual attention, at no additional cost!
  • On-site training available

Most CAD design courses charge an arm and a leg, only cover basic tools and often teach outdated techniques, leaving you to play “catch up” while on the job – if you’re lucky enough to get hired.

Have you tried other CAD courses only to find yourself confused, lost, and forgetting everything you learned? With our intuitive approach to teaching, you’ll learn how the programs really work, so the materials covered will really stay with you.

“I can’t thank you enough for the valuable information I learned from this course. This kind of insight into the requirements of the fashion industry is priceless. I feel much more confident now in my CAD skills.”

Amanda Largi

Please contact us to find out more.