Designing textiles using Photoshop I

Course Dates: 18/05/22 - 06/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00

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Course Code: VX394

Full Wed, eve, 18 May - 06 Jul '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud which is used to teach this course. You will not be able to participate fully in the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.
When you enrol on a course at the City Lit, you are entitled to student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud
Please read below.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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.
- This course taught online using Zoom with live technical demonstrations, Q&A, group discussions, with practical activities
- You will need to login into our Google Classroom before our sessions starts where all course materials will be stored.
- You will be set some homework to do between the classes to develop your designs and drawings.

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

- A4 folder 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.

You will need to have access the latest version of Adobe® Creative Cloud which is used to teach this course. You will not be able to participate fully in the course if you do not have the software installed on your computer.
When you enrol on a course at the City Lit, you are entitled to student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud
Please see here:
Creative Cloud for Students

Please check the suitability of your computer system here:
Adobe system requirements

Please note:
- You will need to create an Adobe account using your City Lit email address which includes your student number. (This is in the format 123456@student.citylit.ac.uk)
- You can access your City Lit email through your supplied Office 365 account.
- When your course finishes and you no longer have access to your student email, the software will continue to function on the installed machine for the remainder of the annual subscription.
- At renewal, you will need to create another Adobe account using your personal email.
- The Adobe account is not accessible to City Lit and technical support is extremely limited as a result.
- It is recommended that you do not use the online storage available on Adobe accounts as access to your work is subject to the continuation of your subscription.
- Adobe sales can be contacted on 0800-028-0148

You must check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software before enrolling, please follow the link below to do so. Adobe Creative Cloud for Students
Adobe Creative Cloud for Students - system requirements.

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

City Lit offers a variety of courses in Digital and Contemporary Textiles where you can explore your creativity further. Please browse the website for upcoming courses.

Kirsty Kirkpatrick

Kirsty Kirkpatrick is a designer-maker whose innovative, pattern-based designs have appeared at Berlin Fashion Week, The British Council, Tate Modern and Royal Academy of Arts. Her work puts social responsibility and ethical thinking at its heart, and has featured in, amongst others, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Observer. Kirsty studied Constructed Textiles at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art & Design, Dundee, and is an alum of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. She has spoken at the London Design Festival and internationally for WGSN on design development trends and insight for the fashion and interiors industry. Kirsty merges the old with new, specialising in process; applying digital and new technologies with traditional hand making. She teaches textile design using Photoshop and Illustrator and, laser cutting. Her experience of teaching adults is wide ranging from lecturing to delivering workshops, and she has a passion for using her expertise to help others develop their skills, achieve their potential and transform their lives. Her approach is highly supportive, collaborative and hands on. Expect to experiment...and to have fun.

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.