Adobe CS5 for fashion and textiles - intermediate (Illustrator and Photoshop)
In this intermediate workshop, participants will get to experience how the application of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop can create dynamic and inspired textile and fashion designs. The principles of textile design will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to create a custom placement print and get it printed on the brother GT541 digital garment printer.
In Illustrator, motif design will be explored including the use of gradients, live trace, live paint and complex swatch development. Participants will undertake an introduction to Photoshop and learn how to create a pattern repeat using existing fabric.
Adobe CS5 for Fashion and Textiles is an intermediate workshop and flows on from the introductory workshop. This workshop will appeal to anyone wanting to brush up their skills in Illustrator and gain an introduction to Photoshop with a fashion and textile focus.
All learning materials will be provided along with a light lunch and refreshments. A basic knowledge of computers is essential along with an introductory level knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and the ability to use its functions, tools and navigation. It is essential to bring a USB to save your work. In order to print your design, please bring a white or light based 100% cotton garment.
Chole Kerr has extensive experience in teaching Adobe CS5 for fashion and textile applications. Having worked as a head designer and then later going on to operate her own business, she has developed fashion and textile designs for an array of clientele. Chole is an experienced trainer and lecturer across many platforms from digital printers, pattern making to software programs. She recognises the important role that design technologies play in the operation of any business and embraces this as part of the training experience.
- Textile design
- Elements and principles of textiles and design
- Dye methodology for printing
- Sourcing of digital inspiration and scanning
- Motif design
- Live trace and live paint
- Complex repeat patterns
- Creating repeats in Illustrator
- Colourways of repeats
- Photoshop introduction
- Basic functions
- Creating a repeat pattern
- Placement print
- Prepare work space
- Designing for a specific substrate
- Saving files
- Printing garment
- Understanding of the basic principles of textile design and using colourways
- Ability to source digital images, edit and manipulate them
- Knowledge in creating complex repeats in Illustrator
- Understanding of Photoshop and its capabilities as a design program
- Ability to use basic Photoshop functions
- Skills to convert existing graphics or fabrics in Photoshop into a repeat print
- Have your own custom digital printed garment
Date and time
This workshop spans four days (three hour classes every Tuesday) beginning Tuesday 12th,19th, 26th, March and 9th April 2013 from 6pm-9pm.
Room G12, Building F
Kangan Institute Richmond campus
85 Cremorne Street
Richmond VIC 3121
You may be eligible for government funding to attend this workshop depending on your current qualification level. For more information on your eligibility, please contact Gail Bray on 13 TAFE (13 8233).