A field guide to fabric design : design, print & sell your by Kim Kight

By Kim Kight

When you have ever dreamed of unveiling your designs on cloth, cloth aficionado Kim Kight, of well known weblog real Up, is the following to educate you the way. accomplished and refreshingly basic, this notable quantity positive factors major elements. First, the layout and colour part explains the fundamentals with step by step tutorials on developing repeating styles either by means of hand and at the computing device. subsequent, the Printing part courses you thru moving these designs on fabric-whether its block printing, display printing, electronic printing or licensing to a cloth company-and find out how to make sure the simplest approach for you.

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So this is a hard question, because I could still go back and do it the oldfashioned way. Favorite tools: Maybe my reading glasses? Or an X-Acto knife! —amy butler ¹¹ Remove, rotate, or recolor the offending motif(s). ¹¹ Think big. Bigger repeat sizes mean that repeating elements are farther apart and there is more to distract the eye in between. To fix tracking issues when working with a smaller repeat, try tiling the original repeat one across and one over to make a 2 × 2 set and editing elements within this new, quadruple-sized repeat.

After you learn about creating repeats, you’ll learn to recognize and repair problems in the overall pattern. 33 step-by-step design tutorial DESIGNING REPEATS BY HAND In this section, you will learn how to create square repeats and half-drop repeats the simplest way—using paper and pencil. This time-tested technique for hand drawing repeats involves cutting up and reassembling a drawing in various configurations (it also makes for a cool party trick). Whether you’re creating a square or half-drop repeat, the initial steps are the same.

Fill in the middle with motifs (by adding new 43 step-by-step design 7. If needed, fill in the last bit of the design. When HALF-DROP REPEATS you’re finished, set the Horizontal Offset and Vertical Offset filters back to 0 if desired, but the design will now repeat seamlessly no matter if it’s offset from its original position or not. If you end up being happy with the design in repeat, this is the completed file you would send to a digital print bureau, fabric manufacturer, and so on. 1. Complete Steps 1 and 2 of the Photoshop 8.

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