Digital Textile Printing Training Courses

Digital Textile Design (Online Short Course) With Central Saint Martins

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College : Central Saint Martins

Taught by : Laura Baker


This course will help you explore the creative possibilities of digital textile design techniques, tools, and processes, from the design brief through to the completed collection, and will introduce you to the basics of colour, drawing, composition and repeats with step-by-step exercises and examples.

Through a series of creative projects, the course will provide you with an invaluable insight into the techniques and practice of digital textile surface design, and covers the latest digital print technologies as well as both hand and traditional techniques. You will use digital technologies to create and develop exciting designs and patterns, and then process them into output files which can be used in different methods of fabric printing and garment manufacturing. Throughout the course you will receive personal feedback on your work from the course tutor.

Topics covered

  • Working with a brief

  • Design development

  • Working with trends

  • Colour space studies

  • Creating a colourway

  • Using photoshop and illustrator packages

  • Drawing with brushes and working with layers and filters

  • Developing your drawings and forms with texture, composition and scale

  • Mark making with an iPad

  • Repeats: block/half-drop/allover/seamless

  • Placement/engineered print

  • Technical information: types of printing/dyes

  • Specialist materials/fabrics

  • Sustainability: reduction of waste

  • Slow fashion/upcycling

  • Digital portfolio

  • Digital bureaus: file preparation


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Research colour and materials

  • Demonstrate an ability to locate and evaluate information from a range of visual sources

  • Refine research and design development with an introduction to Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Create a successful repeat print design

  • Create a colour palette

  • Produce a digital folio including visualisations of designs

  • Work to a brief and develop a collection of printed textile designs for sustainable digital print output

Available Dates

16/05/2019 - 06/06/2019 : 18:30 - 20:00 : 4 Weeks : £350

23/07/2019 - 13/08/2019 : 13:00 - 14:30 : 4 Weeks : £350