From the Textile Design Lab: Creating a Repeat by Hand with Manisha Harkins

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Photoshop and Illustrator are wonderful tools for creating repeats, but they are certainly not the only way, and we often are asked about ways of creating a repeat…

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Cleaning Your Scan: An excerpt from Photoshop for Designers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

From time to time we all have to work with troublesome scans. In this excerpt from our Photoshop for Designers workshop Sherry demonstrates how to fix a scan…

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Tech Talk: Web File Formats

Monday, June 29, 2015
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June 2015 Tech Talk by Sherry London. Sherry London is our resident Adobe expert who brings Textile Design Lab students in-depth posts on how to improve their design process by…

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From the Textile Design Lab: Complex Geometrics Design Tutorial

Sunday, June 28, 2015
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As part of our online learning community, the Textile Design Lab, we share pattern design tutorials to introduce new techniques and concepts and help give our students an edge…

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Creating a Multimedia Floral Print with Shyanne Clarke

Monday, June 22, 2015
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Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. Shyanne Clarke is an Australian textile designer who runs Dail Design Studio, and…

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Handmade Stamps with Loes van Oosten

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Each month in the Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. Loes van Oosten has been our guest expert for the month of…

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Trade Shows 101 with Bari J. Ackerman

Monday, April 20, 2015
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Each month in The Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training in their area of expertise. We have been lucky to have Bari J. Ackerman of Bari…

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Photoshop and Raster File Formats

Monday, March 23, 2015

Each month Sherry London brings the Textile Design Lab an in-depth post on how to improve our design process by using technology to its fullest capacity. This is…

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Trishawna Quincy’s Tips for Designing Prints for Swimwear

Monday, January 26, 2015
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Each month in The Textile Design Lab we welcome an industry expert who offers training for our members in their area of expertise. Our first guest expert for 2015 has been…

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Should I work in CMYK or RGB?

Monday, December 15, 2014
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*December Tech Talk by Sherry London. Each month Sherry London brings The Textile Design Lab an in-depth post on how to improve our design process by using technology to…

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