The Beginner Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for fashion design Badge (FASH 920) is a 2-week online course that provides training in software prominently used in the design and fashion industries. This course will help students better navigate the two programs with skills development in creating technical sketches in Illustrator and learning photo manipulation and layering in Photoshop.  (This is a prerequisite for Advanced Illustrator for Apparel Tech Design and Surface and Print Design)  

Who should earn this Badge?

  • Aspiring digital artists, fashion designers, and textile designers, who would like to work in the fashion industry 
  • If you want to achieve academic or professional results quicker and more efficiently 

Skill-based approach

Through creative projects and exercises, you will build your skills in all phases of drawing and design by learning the foundations of these two industry-standard professional tools, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.


What you will learn?

You will learn various technical skills and how to use digital design tools that will help you become familiar with the basics of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Gain an understanding of what the tools for each software can do and be able to apply them in assignments.  Projects include basic technical drawings of various garments, colorization, mood boards, and photo manipulation to create a final "Mini Collection" that can be used in the student's portfolio. This course helps lay the foundation for industry-specific software and formatting.   

Professional Advantage

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are very integral to any digital artist's job. Employers looking to hire for any creative position will require Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator proficiency to fill the opening. By earning this certificate, you build the knowledge and skills employers demand and can get a leg up on the competition.  

About the Instructor

Chloe Fimlaid has practical textile design experience in various market segments. Chloe started out working at TJX Companies as an Assistant Designer for several years and then as a Designer of Licensed Sports Apparel at Hanesbrands. She currently works for Charles River Apparel as a product manager. Chloe graduated from Lasell University in 2016 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design and Production and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Textiles at NC State Wilson College of Textiles.


The Beginner Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop course is $295.  It takes just 10 minutes to register online.  Admission documents are not required. Students must have access to Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop or Adobe Creative Suite. If you don't have access to this software, you will need to get a student membership, which is roughly $20. 

Beginner Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Dates offered: 

  • 9/16/2024

Course code: FASH920

Cost: $295

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We are happy to accommodate groups that would like to take this class or organizations that would like to be invoiced for the course. Email us at profstudies@lasell.edu.