Digital textile design with Adobe Photoshop in 3 days

Course Dates: 30/06/25 - 02/07/25
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
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Create patterns and designs for textiles which may then be printed onto cloth. This course is ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artist's or designers, or for anyone interested in exploring pattern, colour and texture.
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Digital textile design with Adobe Photoshop in 3 days
  • Course Code: VX250
  • Dates: 30/06/25 - 02/07/25
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Mon-Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Suk Han Lee

Course Code: VX250

Mon-Wed, day, 30 Jun - 02 Jul '25

Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

This introductory course is designed for students, teachers, designers and textile artists who would like to investigate to creative potential of Photoshop for textile design.

This is a creative course that covers the basic technical Photoshop knowledge required to create textile designs, alongside exploring the design process, colour, texture and pattern.

What will we cover?

The course covers
- developing motifs and designs by hand and on screen
- scanning and cleaning up drawings
- working with photographs and drawings / paintings / textiles
- creating patterns and textures using brush tools
- image manipulation
- placement patterns, repeat patterns
- experimenting with colour
- file management and saving of digital designs
- printing possibilities of textiles - on paper and cloth

You will be taught step by step instructions on how to design and develop textile designs using Photoshop. You will work on a project of your choice, relating to your own favoured theme, with guidance from the tutor.

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

- Produce a portfolio of textile designs as a body of digitally saved work for future development
- Produce some designs as prints on paper
- Produce evidence of image and design research and design development
- Work confidently and competently using a computer and Photoshop for textile design.

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

Beginners are welcome at this introductory level. Working in Photoshop, you are encouraged to develop your own design work through following the course and instructions. If you already have some knowledge of the programme you can work at your own level. Additional tasks will be provided to push you in development.

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

You will be taught through visual and technical demonstrations and supporting handouts, samples and visual inspiration, demos, practical exercises, group tutorials and one to one support.

Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, technical handouts will be provided 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?

You will need to arrive for all classes with:
USB memory stick with at least 4GB of memory
A4 folder for handouts, notes and design printouts.
A selection of 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.
The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. We will be using Macbooks in the design lab.

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

We also run Designing Textiles using Photoshop levels I and II that provide an opportunity to continue your design and technical development.
Please browse the website for upcoming courses.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 14:00 the 16:00 – 18:00.

Suk Han Lee

Suk Han LEEs original print designs have been used by many international fashion brands and retailers such as Halston, Calvin Klein, Whistles, Reiss, KIN by John Lewis, ASOS and Sweaty Betty. She launched new print collections twice a year at Premiere Vision in Paris and worked closely with sales representatives in US and Australia over many years. One of her most recognisible prints in the UK was for a Whistles dress which was worn by Kim Sears while she was attending Andy Murray's winning match during the London Olympics. That particular dress sold out instantly that afternoon! Suk Han LEE graduated with an MA in Fashion Womenswear from the Royal College of Art. She set up her own design studio to pursue her passion not only in print design, but also to explore ideas in sustainable wellness projects.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.