Designing textiles using Photoshop II

Course Dates: 03/05/22 - 05/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Continue to learn Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design work. Expand your portfolio developing a collection of designs. This creative textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed ' Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1', as well as for established textile designers wishing to expand their knowledge or students who are interested in print pattern design.
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 £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £182.00

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Course Code: VX253

Full Tue, eve, 03 May - 05 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is a fun but intensive course to advance your creative direction and push your understanding of designing textiles using Photoshop. The aim is to understand and take you through how to build a mini textile collection from basic hand drawn designs through to complex pattern repeats. You will learn how to develop designs using a range of hand drawn and Photoshop techniques and explore how mark making, colour, pattern structure, and scale effect your final outcomes.

You will be taken through a well-constructed and structured pathway of skills and techniques to help you develop your designs. In this process you will be looking at producing more advanced samples of your work, and producing coordinated patterns such as dots and stripes to compliment these complex patterns. By the end of the course you will not only have some new design samples ready but will gain an awareness of achievable targets and an understanding of how to develop your work independently.

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?

The topics we will cover include:
- Cleaning up drawings and content
- Developing drawings and content into repeat patterns
- Mark making, textural washings and complex repeats
- Complex repeats and design development on Photoshop
- Managing and working in colour, swatches and basic colour theory
- Sampling onto fabric and paper
- Sending a file to a professional printer.

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

- Analyse your creative work and/or portfolio and define the direction you wish to develop.
- Create ideas for a new body of work or develop old designs using new techniques.
- Understand Photoshop applications for pattern design and repeat
- Apply new skills to your designs and drawings.

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

This as an intermediate course aimed at students who have completed Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1, or and students, designers and artists needing help to develop their textiles design career and portfolio.
You need to be confident and competent in your use of Photoshop and be able to import files, make selections, use layers and select and adjust brushes.

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 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 below. Adobe Creative Cloud for Students
Adobe Creative Cloud for Students - system requirements.

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

A memory stick with designs or content to work on and sufficient space to save all your files.
Examples of your work, preferably in a portfolio or printed samples or products, so it is easier to share with the group.
A4 note book and folder to store your notes, samples and hand-outs
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 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?

You can further develop your skills and interest in design through a range of courses at the City Lit in digital design, illustrator for textiles. Explore surface design courses using the Laser cutter or 3D printer.
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.