Designing textiles using Photoshop I

Course Dates: 26/02/20 - 01/04/20
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Kirsty Kirkpatrick

Create motifs and designs for printed textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists, designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.

Description

What is the course about?

This introductory course is designed to investigate the creative potential of Photoshop for textile design.
This is a creative programme covers the basic technical Photoshop knowledge required to create textile designs, alongside exploring the design proccess.

What will we cover?

- Cleaning up scanned images and artworks
- Creating patterns and textures
- Using the brush tool in creative ways
- Photomontage techniques
- Repeat pattern and complex repeats on paper
- Printing possibilities for textiles - on paper and cloth
- Managing and working in colour, swatches and basic colour theory
- Sending a file to print

You will work to a project of your choice, relating to your own work or favoured theme, with guidance from the
tutor.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Produce and save a range of digital textile designs for future development
- Produce some designs as prints on paper or fabric
- Feel confident and competent in using a computer and Photoshop for textile design
- Feel challenged to take design work further in the future.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Beginners are welcome at this introductory-level course. Working in Photoshop, you are encouraged to develop your own design and work at your own pace. If you already have some knowledge of the programme you can work at your own level. We will create tasks to push you in achieving your outcomes.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Beginners are welcome at this introductory-level course. Working in Photoshop, you are encouraged to develop your own design and work at your own pace. If you already have some knowledge of the programme you can work at your own level. We will create tasks to push you in achieving your outcomes.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A4 foldr for handouts, notes and design printouts.
A selection of source images/photos/drawings/ideas to work on.
These can be your drawings, photographs, paintings, fabric samples, designs and images but can also be colours, textures and patterns that inspire you.
The more content you bring, the more opportunity you have to learn the process. If you are able to, bring the images on a USB stick. Black and white drawings can be brought in your sketchbook. The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course we will supply fabric and sublimation paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

VX391 Photoshop for textile design II
VW310 Illustrator for textile design II
VX442 Textile: digital surfaces.

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Book your place

Course Code: VX392

Wed, eve, 26 Feb - 01 Apr '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £209.00
Senior fee: £209.00
Concession: £127.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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