10 Photoshop Tips for Surface Designers

Mel Armstrong, Illustrator, Pattern Addict & Teacher

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12 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:06
    • 2. Drawing with Lasso & Using Brushes

      17:07
    • 3. Clipping Masks & Blending modes

      5:05
    • 4. Create a brush

      8:03
    • 5. Create Texture

      4:09
    • 6. Puppet Warp Tool

      5:45
    • 7. Cleaning scanned in artwork

      8:54
    • 8. Colour palette

      5:05
    • 9. A Simple repeat

      8:21
    • 10. Textured background Repeat

      6:29
    • 11. Create a Mockup

      6:10
    • 12. Final Words

      0:44
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Project Description

I'd love to see what designs you create using the tips and techniques I've shown you.  Please upload them to the Projects page so that we can see them.

Here's what I'd love to see:

  1. Transform a sketch into a coloured motif using the techniques I've shown you
  2. Create a simple pattern from your motif using the techniques and tools I’ve shown you
  3. Create a mockup using the techniques I’ve shown you

Show all three stages in the project area to see the transformation.  Feel free to use the lamp image provided to create your mockup, or use a photo of your own.

I look forward to seeing your work.

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