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Space Invader/ Not Your Grandma's Dress

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Hello!  This instructable will teach you how to build your own clothing creation using Autodesk Sketchbook! 

When I started brainstorming what type of clothing I would like to create, two main ideas came to mind:

1. I wanted the colors to give me an out of this world space vibe and

2. I wanted the clothing to be classy, but not something you would find your grandmother wearing.

Hopefully I accomplished both.  Enjoy!
 
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Step 1: Sketching the design

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I began by sketching on paper the model figure I would use and the dress I would like create.  

Step 2: Bring Design into Autodesk Sketchbook

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I then scanned my image, saved it on my computer, and uploaded it to Autodesk Sketchbook.  

This process was extremely easy!

Next, I looked at the color palette and got a feel for what type of colors I would like to use. 

Step 3: Outlining with Steady Stroke

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Next, I used the "Steady Stroke" feature and began to outline the dress.  This feature is exactly how it sounds, a steady stroke.  My hands were not able to create as smooth of a line as I wanted, but this feature allowed for that.  

As you can see on the left hand side, I experimented with many different utensils and widths.  

Step 4: Rectangles with Polyline

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When creating the rectangles at the bottom of the dress, steady stroke was not needed.  Instead I used "Polyline."  This allows you to click the corner points, and then Polyline connects the dots and makes perfect lines in between. 

As you can see on the left hand side, I made a few different shapes using the Polyline feature. 

Step 5: Adding Color

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Next I wanted to add color!  The best way to do this for my dress was to use the "Bucket" feature.  You can see I have this selected on the left hand side. 

I picked the color I wanted, in this case black, clicked on the bucket, and then clicked on the areas I would like for it to go.  It is important that the area you click is a "closed" area, otherwise the color will go other places as well.