CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (weekend)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 2 February 2019
  • Course duration: Five Saturdays

On this practical, Apple Mac-based course, you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative digital textile designs and patterns.

This course is ideal for textile and fashion print designers at the start of their career.

So long as you’ve an interest in textiles, fashion or surface pattern design you’ll be welcome to attend.

Ideally you’ll bring to the course textile or fashion print designs that you’re currently working on or which inspire you, so as to ensure you get the most out of the practical projects.

The course leader will teach specific skills related to your own requirements.

The course will be taught on Apple Mac computers and, whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have a have a good understanding of how the computer software can be used in different specialist areas to enable you to digitally reproduce your designs for commercial use.

You’ll also start to create a portfolio of new digital artwork that can be used for work or to enhance a CV, or be a part of a college application.

“From not having any knowledge of this subject prior, I have learnt so much in such a short amount of time. The tutor was amazing - he was so passionate and positive.” MM

“I enjoyed Stephen’s style of tutoring and enthusiasm throughout. The course was spot on – from start to finish. I would not hesitate to attend another course led by him.” PS

I enjoyed learning Illustrator, building my confidence in design, and meeting like-minded people that I hope to stay in contact with. Stephen was an amazing tutor.” CC

“Our tutor was available to suit our personal needs during the course, so everyone got what they expected. Working with our own artwork was great as well.” JF

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • learn how to digitise and develop your designs using computer aided design (CAD)
  • learn how designers use CAD today to create innovative new work, and how they are thinking about textile design in the future
  • be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations and benefit from one-to-one tutorials to aid your development
  • learn about different pattern repeats, styles and layouts
  • learn how to create repeat patterns using Adobe Creative Suite to utilise your area of specialism: textile or fashion print design
  • experiment with software painting and drawing tools, image manipulation, pattern, repetition, texture and colour
  • learn how to create colour palettes using digital images
  • research current trends in textile design and fashion print
  • have the opportunity to create your own brief based on your own area of interest and personal style
  • be able to create and save digital files in the correct formats for print.
  • Year One

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