From the Textile Design Lab: Tidal Beachcomber Tutorial

Monday, November 2, 2015
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In our latest Textile Design Lab tutorial Chelsea shares her steps to creating the textural geometrics that are trending for Spring/ Summer ’17, drawing inspiration from WGSN’s “Tidal Beachcomber”…

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Photoshop for Designers Alumni: Kathy McGraw and Kirsten Katz

Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Photoshop for Designers is a six week workshop that begins on September 11, 2017. Today we are highlighting the work of two of our fabulous alumni, Kathy McGraw and…

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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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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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Photoshop for Designers Featured Alumna: Gabriella Hoskin

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Photoshop for Designers is a six week workshop that begins on September 11, 2017. Today we are highlighting the work of PFD graduate Gabriella Hoskin, who described the course…

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Photoshop for Designers Featured Alumna: Ashley Cecil

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful program with countless options, tools, and settings that can open up a world of opportunity for designers. Photoshop for Designers is our…

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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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Illustrator vs. Photoshop

Monday, November 4, 2013
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Guest post by Sherry London. Controversy is always fun (if it’s polite), and designers can argue for hours whether Illustrator or Photoshop is better for surface pattern design. Each…

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Free Texture: Softly Weathered

Monday, May 16, 2011
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Hello! I am thrilled to announce the release of my first texture set: Softly Weathered. I have been using textures in my artwork for years and decided to package…

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