Please note that this class is now hosted at Michelle’s site and the “Register” link will take you to Michelle’s website where you can enroll directly!
Have you ever thought about putting your designs and illustrations onto fabric? If you have the ideas, but you’re not sure where to start, then this self-study module is for you! Aimed at artists who have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, this video-based class will offer you plenty of tips, structure and techniques to help you on your way!
In this class students will learn:
- How to create square and half-drop repeats in Illustrator and Photoshop
- How to evaluate artwork to decide if a square or halfdrop repeat is needed
- How to prepare artwork for textile design production through color separations
- How to label artwork for factory production, including a downloadable template
This self-study module will be video-based and upon payment, you’ll be directed to a page where you’ll be able to watch the complete collection of videos online, and it will also be available for download.
CONTENTS OF THE CLASS
- Eight video tutorials, which vary in length from 15-65 minutes. Videos can be downloaded for future use.*
Lesson One: What it means to be a textile designer and understanding the production process
Lesson Two: Creating beautiful set layouts in illustrator, including how to use the new CS6 pattern tool!
Lesson Three: Creating more professional tossed layouts in illustrator
Lesson Four: Using Illustrator to create more dynamic horizontal and diagonal stripes
Lesson Five: Developing jaw-dropping, free-flowing prints in Photoshop
Lesson Six: Creating repeats from flat files in Photoshop
Lesson Seven: Indexing for textile design production
Lesson Eight: Labeling your files for factory production
If you’re interested to know more about developing your own surface design collection, you can enroll in Michelle’s class, The Sellable Sketch: Developing an Irresistible Surface Design Collection!
All videos and classes are delivered online – anyone with a computer and an internet connection can join in!
Once you click on the “Register” link, you’ll be brought to Michelle’s website where you can enroll in the Sellable Sketch class directly!
Tools Needed: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Experience: Moderate understanding of the above Adobe products
The Ultimate Guide to Repeats with Michelle Fifis was such an incredible value! I feel so good that I can finally make patterns the right (easiest, no headache) way and know how to prep files to make printers happy and jobs successful. Michelle offered the information clearly and in easy to digest chunks. She is obviously a natural at teaching. She also was generously available for questions about the lessons too. And now I get to have the lessons with me whenever I need to review. Thank you so much Michelle and Pikaland for such a fantastic resource!
Michelle Fifis is a textile design expert who consults with manufacturers and designers to create lucrative print collections. She runs the blog PATTERN OBSERVER and aims to support, inspire and promote those in the textile/ surface design w…