Natalie Kristin

Designers Nexus Inc. is proud to present My Practical Skills: an online store where fashion designers can find industry-specific fashion training and apparel design tools to build their skills and maximize productivity!

As you explore the site, you’ll find Fashion Design Tutorials: our series of eBooks that provides fashion designers with easy to follow, fully illustrated step-by-step training in key apparel industry skills and fashion CAD software programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Our training philosophy is that you don’t have to feel overwhelmed or confused when learning something new. When the material is broken down into simple steps and exercises, and the examples are relevant to the fashion industry, learning can be fun and exciting. After all, you’re gaining valuable skills that will allow you to take your creativity and design talents to the next level!

We also offer special discount packages for products that are frequently used together like our “PIE” package, which includes our Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Excel for the Fashion Industry eBook tutorials together for one low price!

In our Videos section, you’ll discover additional training and tips! Follow along as we demonstrate important fashion design skills, like how to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and give you our personal tips and tricks for making the most of these CAD programs in the apparel industry.

Once you’ve mastered the skills covered in our Fashion Design Tutorials and Videos, head over to our Fashion Design Tools and check out our collection of pre-sketched fashion design CAD products, and technical design templates, which will help you make the most of your time and skills. Whether you need to create fashion flat sketches quickly, add trims and stitch details to your garment sketches, match colors in your printouts, or create tech packs for your apparel designs, you’ll find a Fashion Design Tool that will make you more efficient and productive!

Create accurate, detailed apparel sketches in minutes instead of hours with our collection of pre-sketched Adobe Illustrator CAD fashion tools, including: Fashion Sketch Templates, Vector Garment Accessories, Vector Fabric Swatches & Fashion Embellishments, and Adobe Illustrator Brushes and Sweater Brushes & Swatches.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site and that you find our products helpful. Please visit our sister site, for tons of free fashion templates, fashion career articles and other useful apparel industry resources. And we’d love to hear from you so feel free to leave a comment, and don’t hesitate to contact us directly with questions, requests, or suggestions!