DIGITAL TEXTILE DESIGN : A SHORT COURSE AT CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS
College : Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by : Kenny Taylor
This course will introduce you to the digital skills needed, to get you started in digital textile printing. Focusing on the two main print specific Adobe Products: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, you will learn how to generate repeat pattern designs.
The patterns will then be printed onto a silk bamboo fabric.Through step by step exercises, you will be introduced to the fundamental digital printed textile design techniques and learn the differences between the two main Adobe image editing packages.
Throughout the course you will consider how to adapt your design in relation to the final application, whether this be for a fashion, interior or fine art outcome.
It would be an advantage if you could bring along any of your own drawings, or photographic influences to inform your designs.
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop: Selecting and Layering Tools
Preparing an image: scanning and cleaning
Creating pattern designs using Adobe Photoshop
Creating and editing vector shapes using Adobe Illustrator
Polyester sample printing using a heat press
Digital fabric printing on bamboo silk
You’ll leave the course with the ability to create pattern repeats in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You will be able to prepare print ready documents and have a greater knowledge of the processes involved with digitally printing your textile designs onto fabric*. You may go on to create your own textile designs or apply for another digital textile printing course.
Who Should Attend
Anyone looking to learn the principles of digital pattern design using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, and gain an insight into the digital fabric print process. If you have no previous experience of using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, it is recommended that you attend either an evening or Saturday course.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notepad and Pen
USB memory stick (Min 5GB - if possible)
Any visual influences or examples of style of work you like (photographs/drawings) to turn into a pattern repeat
Please be advised that this course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
A free 30 day trial is available to download from the Adobe website.
Student discounts are also available should you wish to subscribe to the ‘Annual plan, paid monthly'.
16/09/2019 - 20/09/2019
10:00 - 16:00
Monday - Friday
09/11/2019 - 07/12/2019
10:00 - 16:00