Author, Stacy Stewart Smith introduces his new book on Fairchild. CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising allows students to immediately begin creating digital fashion presentations using Adobe Illustrator© and Adobe Photoshop©. The book takes an integrated approach, allowing students to master the 3-dimensional benefits of combining the two software programs. Colorful illustrations accompany easy, at-a-glance tutorials that are geared toward students at the beginner and intermediate levels. Because the book uses fashion photography rather than hand-drawn illustrations as a basis for demonstrating the proportion of fashion croquis, instructors will be able to evaluate students’ mastery of digital illustration regardless of their hand-drawing skills, and students will benefit from a seamless transition from creative thought to digital rendering. ©2012 Fairchild Books. Pre-order my new book CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandsing visit: and use the link to visit the Fairchild Books web site where you can select a store such as or Barnes & Noble.