Designing textiles using Photoshop I
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VX394
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
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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 process.
You can choose to attend this course either live online or in person.
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
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 chosen theme,with guidance from the
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Work confidently and competently using Photoshop software for textile design.
- Produce some designs as prints on paper
- Produce evidence of image and design research and design development
- Produce a portfolio of textile designs as a body of digitally saved work for future development.
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?
You will be taught step-by-step instructions on how to design and develop textile designs using Photoshop through, visual and technical demonstrations. There will also be supporting handouts, samples and visual
inspiration, demos, practical exercises, group tutorials and one to one support.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and encouraged to take part in group discussion.
You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
This course is supported by Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks/notes/resources/ demo videos
You will need to login into our Google Classroom before our sessions starts, where all course materials will be available. Details on how you can access the platform will be sent prior to the course.
You may be given homework tasks and encouraged to practice on Photoshop where possible, to support your progress on the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The latest professional equipment and software will be available for your use throughout the course.
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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We run a selection of digital textile courses throughout the year. Please browse the website for upcoming dates.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is also available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Fridays from 12:00-14:00 then 16:00–18:00.
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.
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