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Design your own Fabric with FREE software

teacher avatar Suzy Adair, Fabricpod

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9 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Download Inkscape

    • 3. The Art

    • 4. Scanning and Basics

    • 5. Importing and Vectorising

    • 6. Compose Tile

    • 7. Prove It

    • 8. Saving

    • 9. How and Where to Print

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Do you want to design your own fabric, but don't have the time or money to devote to expensive software? Then this class is for you! The Fabricpod video series allows those who are completely new to the concept, to download free software, design and print their own fabric designs (using Spoonflower). This series will give you professional and beautiful results, with no monetary investment ( other than printing your fabric)!

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Suzy Adair



Hello, I'm Suzy. I am passionate about designing fun and colourful designs for fabric.

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1. Introduction: Hi, guys. Welcome to fib report. Have you ever dreamed off designing your own repeating patterns for use on wall paper wrapping paper fabric to use in your own home, making your own clothing or for your home finishings, cushions, cultures, etcetera or to use within your business on that clothing, our line you've designed or for packaging products within your brain? I'm super excited to share with you or what have learned so far on my art to fabric, Junie. And we're getting you something pretty cool. Escape. It is free software that allows us to do so so much so, if you're wondering if you have the fancy equipment that you need to do this well, most likely, yes, all you need is a computer and a scanner. If you don't have a skinner, you'll probably find that either your local library will have one or maybe even a friend. So what is L. Why? What do we here for today? Well, outcome is to successfully composed Are elements using free software escape resulting in a design tile that can be repeatedly printed onto fabric or other media? So let's look at the list of breakdown for today visible. We're going to download escape within going to look out of the art. What? We can actually scan onto the computer within and allocate some escaped basics so that we know how Where is she going to achieve? L repeating pattern within Gonna import our artwork and to escape and turn it into a victor drawing. We're then going to prove l work so that we know that it's going to repeat perfectly. Um, I'm gonna look a tsum saving methods. How in were to print in today? We're gonna use spoon flour and in last civil project time, let's get started. And just before we get started, I just want to talk about computers because design files sometimes take up a fair amount of space. I do recommend that you use a desktop computer if you have one, and let top is also fine. Just make sure that you completely decluttering before you get started. So get rid of any old files in your photos. Make sure that you, um, do that Recycle bin. This is a really, really important step. So don't miss it out because lots of people gets quote out by it. Guts of a meant, Let's get started 2. Download Inkscape: Welcome back to fabric card, right timeto open up your Web browser and let's enter in this address up in the top and respond to downloading scape. This address will take us to the main page off escape, and as you see, there's a brief description here. Off Escape. It's a professional victor, graphics editor for Windows, Mac and Lennox. It's free and open source, so let's go ahead. Increase on dumber. You'll see we have some buttons available at the bottom. We have one for Lennox, one for Windows and one for make. So go ahead and press on the vision that suits your operating needs. The next option you have is to choose from a 32 bit or a 64. But if you're not sure the interest territory next screen gives you more options. I used the exit for Mitt for my operations. You'll now see download started at the top gear and in the bottom left hand corner. It will tell you how long the download will take. From this point, you will computer will take you through some prompts to downloading escape onto your computer on. At this point, I just want to make you a were. Their escape is actually a program that is put together and maintained by creative. So if you feel like you want to donate, go ahead and press this button, which will take you through paper. Now that you've got escape downloaded onto your computer, let's go make some funky fabric. 3. The Art: Welcome back to fabric poured. Let's look now at the art that makes up your beautiful February. There are many ways to put together illustrations for use on fabric design, but today we're going to focus on our own hand drawn designs. So you'll need some white paper, some black pins, markers or paint and your imagination for my fabric design. Today I'm going to use a simple piece of watermelon drawn on a white piece of paper like so . But you can make your drawing is detailed as you like, and I'll see you in the next listen. 4. Scanning and Basics: for this. Listen, we're going to scare now our work onto the computer and start learning some basics off escape. So in our last listen, we got out our pins or a paintbrush is or how markers. And we made a lovely little drawing off some description. Mine was a watermelon like this on a piece of paper. Next, you're gonna put your artwork into the scanner and scared this onto the computer I'm using in Epson XP 16 which is a pretty simple machine. So go ahead now and open up your skinning software and you'll see that most software allows you to preview the image foods to make sure that you are getting the right image type before committing to a skin. Right? A watermelon Hayes. Now come up in the preview Now, having a look at the watermelon art, let's make sure that we've selected the correct image type. So you've got options between color gray scale and black And what normally when you are uploading Leinart, you would go with gray scale and you could go ahead, increase skin Now first, let's give our artwork and I'm and make sure that we located where we can find it, but also like you make sure that the type of file is correct. I always go with a tiff file or a multi tough when using Ensco and go ahead increase. Okay, your scanner will now skin and save your at work. Now that you've scanned your art, well, we're going to start with some basics of escape. So priests on the escape icon When you first open and escape, you'll see there to have a portion hopes that is your page. You have a menu at the top and one down the side. Also got some options over here. Let's get rid of those for now, we have here a page border. Now this is set up for a four page, but I like to start with a nice clean page so that we haven't got confusing lines. So let's go up to file and then down to document properties and then we can come over to this pool is down a bit. We can come over to border, and UNP like this must gets rid of this page water so that when we click out, we have a nice clean what page to start with. Just a couple of basics before we start composing out tile along the bottom. Here we have our colors and this left hand me new. We've got lots off different functions, one of them being a square shape. Now I want you to go heat and price on that squeeze shape, and you'll see that a square is made by clicking down with their KUSA and dragging. Now, you see that if we move out KUSA around, we don't always get a square that is even on all sides with sometimes get a rick tingle. So help me fix us well, if you priest elite now and get rid of that one. I'd like you to priest Down with your Kooser, you left hand mouse button. I'd like you to Priests control on your keyboard at the same time in the in drag, and you'll see that as you drag. It doesn't matter where you move the cursor on the page. It's going to come back to an equal sided square, and that's how you're going to make you work. Perfect square. This square is going to form the basis off our tile. Now, as I mentioned before, you can change the color off your toil change it to orange or yellow green. Today I'm going to go with a lovely soft pink because that's actually going to be the color , the main color off my February. Now it doesn't actually matter what color you pick, because we can always change it. But just know that you need to pick a color so that you know where you are. Toil, starts and ins. If at any time you've used one of these icons down the side or at the top, you can go back to a normal function by pressing on Makuza button. And as you can see, I can either press off the square and heaven un selected or priests on the square and re selected. Now the other thing I want to point out is up here you'll see a woods and height value for whatever you have selected. So once you've made your square, if you're unhappy with the size or you want that size to be exact, you can actually change those values. And I recommend you change those values today because what we're going to do, we're going to be making a repeating tile, which means that we need to sit up what's called steeps. So rather than explaining what steps is, I'm just going to show you and Steve So the boxes at the top, where we have with in height, we're gonna change those 2 200 and you'll see that box changes to a nice 200 mike shorts re selected and you can never look here. There are other options. You don't have to have it. 200 millimeters. You could have it in centimeters inches, depending on your needs. So let's have a look at steps. What does it mean? Okay, priests control shift paid, and that gives you our preferences. Okay. And you'll see I've already set my steps up here, but you need to make sure that you're steeps, match the width and height. So if you have 200 millimeters, you need to have 200 these three boxes. So before we learned that if we priest on a shy and priest on a mouse and dragged it, we're going to get that shape. But it's not going to be even. Sorry. Let's delete that one. We learned there. If we press control and drag, we're going to get up with a nice even shape and we can pre sell KUSA but now and go back to being able to select now shape and we can total between them now without circle here, we can make it big up okay by dragging, but you'll see that is, we drag l shaped becomes uneven again. So let's go back. We'll undo that last move in this time Instead of dragging that arrow, we're going to pris control first and then drag and we can see that that control button make sure that the movement is controlled so it stays nice and even we're now gonna change the color off that circle. But we're gonna make it nice and bright at the moment so we can see what we're actually trying to achieve with our steps. So let's change it to this nice bright pink here, and what I'd like you to do is just like you to place it on the side off the square, overlapping. So some of it is on the square and some of it is off the square. Now, I'd like you to use your right hand mouse and click on that circle and we're going to duplication. Duplicate means make another one. Okay, so if we pull that down, we can see we've got another one. Okay, but let's undo that last move so that we've got one circle sitting right over top of the other. Now on the keyboard. I just want you to priest, the right hand a Roy by sitting up our steps to 200 millimeters. The same is El Square, which is 200 millimeters by 200 millimeters. When we use our arrows, they may move the exact same distance toe what we've set up. Let's now look it what l tile will look like if we want to place something in a corner this to duplicate l Sickle and we'll place that 1st 1 in the top right corner. We know that that circle will have to appear and every single corner in order to look right when we met your tiles up soil is duplicated again. In this time, we're gonna priests on out lift an error to place it nicely and perfectly in the corner. Gonna duplicated again down to the bottom left corner and duplicate it again to the bottom right corner. Now I'm just gonna go here and place another couple on our toil to complete a lovely little design. Last of all, I'm just going to show you what we've actually achieved with seating up L steps. Now, don't worry if I go through this too quickly, I'm going to show you when we actually compose l proper designs. Sorry to begin with, I'm gonna pre Summit Background Square, and I'm going to duplicate that. I'm just gonna scroll out my screen a little bit, and I'm now going to see leapt my entire design. I'm not gonna go to object. And I'm gonna clip in seat everything to the specific shape I'm now going to group my wick and you can see they defined now Jakarta and use my steps again. We're starting to see hell. We're gonna get out. Beautiful design. 5. Importing and Vectorising: welcome back to fabric part and we're now going to import and Victor as our artwork. Importing is simply bringing our outwork into escape so that we can use it. And victory rising is changing the image into a certain form it so that when we increase in decrease size, it doesn't become pixelated. Or when we change the size off the image, the quality remains stable. First of all, we're going to import l watermelon drawing that we did a couple of lessons ago. So we're gonna go up to file down to import. You're going to find the drawing that you scanned onto the computer. A menu will come up telling you how you're going to import that image. We're just gonna check that we've got Embiid dp I from file and in Madrid during moaned mode. None selected in increased. Okay, so here is our little watermelon that we did, and you'll see at the moment the quality is pretty poor. So what we want to do now as we want to victories that drawing. So we're gonna go up to path and we're gonna choose trace, but map now trace but met basically means trace the scanned image. The next menu that comes up will say traced but met on the mode page. We're gonna make sure that the three shoulder is around 0.45 point five and we're gonna make sure that we've got brightness cut off selected and in the skeins around about eight is sufficient. If you make any changes to the menu, you need to press update if you don't, and you got a heat increase. Okay, We're going to exit out of the but mitt or tryst, but met menu now and I just want to show you that we have two images. And before I go too much food that I'm just actually going to zoom right in on those so you can actually see the difference between the two images. You can find them. Yeah, right now, you'll see. The one on the left is our evicted image victories, damage. And the one on the right is our scanned image. And you can see the difference in the quality, the one on the left. It doesn't matter how much you scroll and were zerman. The quality remains the same or stable and the one on the right becomes more and more pixelated. So let's scroll out again now and let's get read off the one on the right. So the image of God right here looks pretty clean. But you notice this box doesn't go right to the each. It sort of comes out this way. And to me, that sees that that may mean that there's some sort of impurities or some little bits of maybe black scanned weak that we can't quite see that could potentially make our work looker, but missing enough. If I un select that now, you can actually see what they're doesn't right there. So in order to make that even cleaner, what we're gonna do is where is she going to save this little watermelon will save the selected portion. And we're gonna actually do that victory ization or Vic during a game. So to do that, we're gonna go and we're gonna grab our box like I showed you before. Now we don't need to press control and drag weaken. Just click and drag with the mouse because we doesn't need to be exact. And then I want you to come up to the cursor again and I want you to select a with work. Now, that make means that you select not just the box that you made, but the entire watermelon dressing, that watermelon drawing. So they're actually includes that little spot down there. And then I want you to come up to object clip, and we're gonna see that. Okay, so you see that that's actually carry out that little, uh, black dot down there. So the next thing I want to do before we start coloring our work is I actually want to export this out off escape and imported again, back. And now the reason I'm doing that is that sometimes when we have too much layering on a victory is drawing. Thanks. Kate came to get a little bit confused, and it can start showing up later. And you work. So if you can start with a clean image, it's beast. So we're gonna go up to file. We're gonna choose export PNG image now remembering exporting a PNG The PNG means that it's not victory rised. Okay, It's a rusted file. So we're gonna have to v SRE. We're gonna have to re victory. Rise it. Okay, So you have a back up on the right and we just need to make sure that we chooser correct selection. So at the moment, we want to actually pick selection, okay? And we want to export it, and we get to choose where we export it, and I'm gonna go onto my desktop so it's nice and easy. And make sure we then click the green export tick. So now you can get rid off the watermelon that's there, get rid of that menu as well. And we're going to import do exactly the same as what we did before. We're gonna import that file Beck into escapes, so it's going to find it. OK, so like we did before, I make sure that you were checking The menu is it's coming into escape piece. Okay, he's are drawing again. Let's do that one more time up to path trace, but MIP we know we haven't made any changes, so it's priest. Okay? And if you really want to make sure that you've got the right image or the victim image, you can color it. You cannot have a color, a raster image. So see that one weren't color court, so let's get rid of that one. And we can change a watermelon. Beck to Blake. Next. We're going to color l at UIC before we composer tile. So down the left hand side, there is usually a little paint bucket. But because I've got my screen condensed for the purpose of off this video, you may have to have a look at the arrow at the bottom and you can see painted bucket. And when you've got the icon, you can see literally a painted bucket or a paint bucket. Now I'm going to pick a lot. Oops, I would like to pink color from my watermelon and I'm going to color the inside by just clicking down the mouse inside the portion I want to color, and then I'm gonna come across in. I'm going to find a green pick. Ah, maybe the screen here and adjust if ever colors to a color that you don't want. You gonna waste prissy under button and they were going to color the outside of the what? A melon with it, green color. Now, the other thing I just want to make you were off is if we might a box now and we might it's site I a bright blue. If we then put that box underneath they watermelon, so object and lower to the bottom. You can see that. We can actually see some of that blew through the watermelon. Where the color that. Sorry. The portion that hasn't colored. What if we may be changed to a green? You can see it there. So what I do too get rid of the issue is actually Mike another liar underneath my watermelon. That is completely white. Okay, the way we're going to do that is we're actually gonna draw the shape off the watermelon. So on the left hand side, he gonna see this The Bay Zia tool gonna click on that one. And we're going to click on one of the corners and we're just going to work out why Along the outside of the watermelon, clicking out left hand mouse is we go so that we get the entire shape. You don't have to be super super accurate, but you just want to make sure that you encompass as much of the shape as you can. Okay? So we can now present left hand error. It's not gonna work. We need to go back up to the curse, not impress. L left hand error has gone too far over. So that's just record over. And then come back down to this arrow with the left hand side. Find that paint bucket again, and I want you to color the inside off. That what we can now pick up that What shape? Place it over top off the watermelon. And if you need to do small adjustments to a shape you can Preece the old key on your keyboard and the left arrow will the right arrow or up or down or whatever just to get in the right place. And then you can press control and increased the size just a little bit so that you're getting to the club as close to the age as you possibly can when you know that you have encompassed a much of the show as you came without going over the ages. You can lean, press, object and lower to the bottom. Okay. We're gonna now delete this triangle to the lift. We're going to sel eat all elements, and we're now going to group it. So is just one group. So up to the top object and group, and we now have L watermelon at work is one pace using some of the skills that we learned before. Let's change the size of a watermelon. So remember, if we just change that one of those corner buttons here, we're going to start to distort now image. So let's not do that. Let's under that move. Let's make sure that we now press down on control so we make sure that movement is controlled and we can now make that small if we want. If we want to rotate out so much, we can press on the image again, and we can either use one of these errors up top Lyft. Here. We can actually tune it various wise weaken mirror, image it and obviously we can move the image around the patch. So we have imported out at work. We have turned it into a victor image. We've colored that victor image, and now we're ready to get started on our tile. So let's get on to the next listen 6. Compose Tile: in the last. Listen, we refine your artwork, ready for l repeating tile. So in this lesson, we're going to start putting that tile together. So we're now going to use what we learned in one of previously since to compose our toil. So along the left hand side, we're gonna grape that square icon, and we're going to hold down outcrop control key while we click and drag with l left hand mouse button to make that square. Now, in the previous listen, we used 200 by 200 millimeters, and it's absolutely fine for that example. I'd like to in this example, you something different. I'm going to switch two inches so that we can start to see what size L outwork is going to look like when we finished. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna change it to maybe 10 inches by 15 inches and then also, if we've changed out measurements for width and height, we need to make sure that we also change else tapes. Now, let's zoom out just so that we can see the entire square on our screen, and I'm also going to increase the size of a watermelon So I'm gonna hold down like okay. Going to pulling one of those errors and increase the size. Now we're gonna hold down shift control pay. It's gonna bring up out preferences again. And along the left hand side we've got our steps. Now, before we sit there up to 200 millimeters, we're going to change all of these two inches and then we're gonna make sure that the values the same is a width to height, so that will automatically update those. We can just click straight out of that. Now, just a little Teesta. If we priests on a watermelon now and we right click, duplicate it, impress our right hand era yet we'll see that it moves it exactly. Teen inches to the right. Let's delete that watermelon. When we move l watermelon over to our squeal, you'll see that it goes below the square. We want square, which is our tile to be at the bottom. So preys on your square go upto object and lower the square to the bottom. Now I know that this blue is not the color that I want from my fabric but at the moment, while while I'm trying to see. We're I want to place my objects. It's actually quite good to have a bright color is your tile So there's various different ways that you could to compose your title. You could have a watermelon here, here, here, here, and one in the middle. Which means there's lots of white space and you could end and different are elements in between. But what I'd like to do here just to show you what eyes possible is I'm going to use need of space. And what I mean by that is I'm going to cover this tile with watermelon, and the pink will form the main color off the tile. So let's start by selecting l watermelon duplicating it and let's put one over to the side . And we now going to go about duplicating and filling in out tile. So this one here, I'm just gonna tune it around a little bit to make it look at but more interesting, and I'm gonna duplicate it, and I'm gonna put an old four corners. I just want to show you one other thing before I get to covering in my tile. And that is that while also making sure that what goes over one side comes over the other. We also want to make sure that what we place on here when we duplicated if it goes on top of another one, we need to make sure that it goes over top off that warrant watermelon just like it doesn't This one. So, for example, if that watermelon was below this one, we need to spot that is, we go, Otherwise it's gonna come up is an and consistency when we go to prove out tile. So let's go back to object and raise it one to the tone. I'm going to get to covering my title here, and I'll come back to you when I'm really to cut my tile. So now I've covered my entire tile with watermelon in a ready to cut my tile. So at the moment, we can't actually see any off l blue tile. So we're just gonna move one of the watermelon out of the way just for now than a priest on that toil. We're going to go to object, and we're just gonna raise that to the top this time instead of duplicating. I just don't want any of the blue lines to be showing in the final at work. And that can sometimes happen when we duplication. So we've brought that to the top. Let's put that watermelon back in its place. Now we're going to drag and select over all of the artwork and, like we did before, we're going to go out to object. We have a clip it and we're gonna seat it in a game upto object, and we're gonna group it now we have out watermelon tile, and we're already to prove it. 7. Prove It: So when we prove out at work, what we want to do is we want to duplicate the tall that we've just made it's that can actually match it up to each side to make sure that it matches up perfectly. So let's just zoom out a little bit and I'm going to right click duplicate and the steps you're all set up for us, too. Use out error case to prove it. And as you can see, you'll a vow. Watermelon pieces match up perfectly here, and we can't see the seams. If you have made an era at this point, you would want to use young through button to go back and fix them. The only other thing I want to do right now in preparation for l Saving of our work is to just toggle over the color that we used in l watermelon with the pink part of our watermelon and just a the bottom. Here, you can see that is a code right at the bottom. The inverse is color colon. Hesh, take if four D seven d seven. Now we just want to drop that code down because there is the color that we are using for the pink part of their watermelon, and if you totaled over any color, you'll see that card changes. And if we go now up to file in document properties on and I just want to show you the background color here, if you just want to double click on that and just wanna wait for me, it's in behind here. And then I just want you to inter that card and Mia So it was if four day, seven day Stephen and you'll see that change that changes the entire background off the page to Mitch the color of the watermelon. Now the reason I do there is a team to pick the color that is used mainly throughout the repeating design, just in case off small white lines. Every now and again with printing some house, it can be eras, and it looks pretty horrible when you've got this lovely, beautiful, colorful piece of fabric with these big white lines through, so they're just helps to eliminate them. So what I'm gonna do now is I mean, she going to delete the other tiles, and we're already to save L watermelon tile 8. Saving: right. It is time to save a wick. Now there are three methods that I want to talk through with you. The 1st 1 is an East V G file. Now is V G far is an escaped file and it means that you can come back later. Come back into your design work and you can make any changes or alter the tall in any way you want. The 2nd 1 I want to show you is pdf Now a pdf file is what you're most likely going to use if you're going for mess protection and it keeps the file and a victor form it and then the food one I'm going to show you is exporting into a PNG image. Now this Rast arises it war rosters you file, which means that it's no longer in a victor. Form it, but it's ready to use on sites like spoon flour. Okay, so the 1st 1 is an East VJ file. So we're going to go up to file down to save is we got them going to choose the location in which you are going to store your saved East BG far if you're happy with it, come down here and change the phone name and and then make sure that that you have escaped spg selected and then you're gonna save it. Simple is that that means next time you come into escape, you can come up to file priests open and fine, thanks. SVG form. The second way to save your work is to again go to file before we save it. Though we need to do something in document properties, We need to make sure that way race eyes the page to the drawing or selection. Now you need to make sure that you have it selected. And I do research resize paged to drawing or selection, which means that when you go to save as a pity, if it knows that that is your page so you can go file, say vase, same thing. But we're going to come down here and make sure that way. So leaked pdf for portable document format. And this gives you an option some options on how you want to export it. So I always and bid the fonts. I like to save the elements. 2 300 dp I because there is ah, high resolution and within a click, OK? And that is now saved. And then the food way that we're going to save is we're going to go up to file and we're going to export that PNG image, which is going to bring that box to the right up again. And you have page drawing selection custom as your options yet were heavy with selection with on to export, it airs, and we're going to places where we would like to keep it in making sure that we priest the green took afterwards. Okay, so you can go ahead and shut down and Skype now, because we are all ready to go. So just to reiterate what we just talked about, I recommend you saving your tile in all three formats to begin with just until you get used to understanding what it is you're going to be using your work for and in case you need to go back and do some work on it so fiercely we looked at SV G files which are escaped files , and that's a save is function. And you can re into that by going up to file and orphan. We then locked it. Pdf, which is usually used for miss favorite printing Ah, or smaller places, but specialty orders. And again, that's a say vase function. And you can Internet by going up to file and open again when you want to reopen it. And then lastly, we looked at P and G, which we're going to be using our PNG file when we export into spoon flour. And this is an export PNG function end. To open it again, you would have to import this back and to and Skype next up. We're going to be putting out tile and to spoon flour. We all the magic happens. 9. How and Where to Print: welcome back, and we are almost there. Now. It's time to loon how and we're we're going to print out out tiles to make beautiful repeating designs. I know we've learned a lot so far in some of it is a little bit technical, but you will get used to that stuff in. Designing your own fabric is so much fun, so a little bit about spoon flour well. Spoon flat as a website, and you can find it dub dub dub dot spoon flour dot com. And if we have a look at how it works festival. You start with your design, so we upload that. And then we get to choose between some options for repeating within Choose l product that we won't it to be a printed onto So we might choose, like a twill or canvas or even wallpaper stretch fabrics, gift, rip. And then they literally printed out to order in. It arrives on your doorstep, so let's now have a look at some off the fabric options that we have. So all of these options we can have l designs printed out onto, and you can see there's all sorts of different fabrics here and they give you information about the price per yard. What it's made up off the printable area. And what kind of uses that fabric is best asserted for No, you'll see here there it sees, for example, set in $18 per yard before discounts. Now, I think you get around about a 10% discount if it's your own design, because on this website you can actually choose between your own designs, and you can use some of the designs that have already been uploaded by other designers. Um, and actually, let's just have a quick look at their after this. It's all sorts in here, isn't there? Let's just have a quick look at some of the other designs that are available because sometimes it's really great to see some other people's ideas just for a bit of inspiration . So this is under Art Nouveau. What asking me finds. It's look at kits. It's a great little funky designs here, right time to get into printing out, design something. We're gonna come back up to the top and there's a tape here. This is design and then upload. So we're going to click on choose file here and you'll see that it gives lots of options. It gives options for Tiff, Jay Peak, PNG and Gift. Ah, It also says that files must not be bigger than what must be. Listen, 40 megabytes and not bigger than 150 d. P. I rights have chosen my file, and I'm just gonna confirm here that it is 100% my design just for copper copyright purposes. And we're gonna click on upload, right? So I have now uploaded my work and you'll see it's asking me to create an account or Logan just to cite the design. Um, I think you can still upload and heavy a week printed without creating an account which is free, by the way, Um, but it is really great, because if you start up on account of the hold on till you work and if you decide later down the trick, actually, you'd like another a couple of yards or meters off fabric thing you can. It's already uploaded, and you can just pre sprint, right? So here it's uploaded the work, and it's already repeated. It form a. So it's showing me what it will look like on a given piece of fabric now down the right hand side here, the first thing we're at the top. We've got fabric wallpaper or gift wrap, and you want to choose which one of those first eso. At the moment I've got different selected, and it's basically just showing me what that's gonna look like in the role and wallpaper again. That's just gonna show me. Ah, a little bit of a preview of what it might look like. Now don't worry if your work looks low quality, because it's purely just a preview if you have made a good quality on the design proces A. So we talked about making sure there weird where it can be. It's a victor image thing. Don't worry. It's gonna look great. Um, so I'm gonna go back to Favorite Key because it just makes it easier for us to see when we make some of these other changes. So at the moment we've got what's called a basic repeat. So basically that tile that were placed on there, it's just putting another one next to it in another one next to it. Now, depending on the type of design you've done, you might want a different kind of repeat. You might decide that you want Ah, half dropped 1/2 brick mirror image X e tra, um, so half drop is quite in half. Brick are good options when you don't have a repeat that comes right up over the each. You might just have some elements arranged on a square, but well, inside the square, then you could use 1/2 drop or 1/2 brick a scene toe centering your artwork is really good . If you've got for example, something big, like you might have made a piece of artwork and then you have imported it to, um and Skype. You may victory rised it or not, and you're wanting to print it out big scale and then hanging on your wall. Okay, I m, er, image can create some really beautiful fix. Say that you might have done something in water color then and mirror image. It's can quite interesting now, Um, because when we did out work in an escape, we already decided what size we were gonna have each one of our pieces of watermelon. And that's why we decided on a teen by teen inch. Okay, um it's really good at that stage to decide what size you are. Our work is gonna bay, because if you want to tweak it at the other end, like at this end, sometimes you only have limited options. Sometimes it will let you make it a little big, a little bit bigger. But just be weird that that can still pixel ate your work. Because, member remember, we have now Rice did your work. OK, so, um, we can make it smaller if we want to. And these guides along the side here tell us what that's gonna look like. So, for example, we've got an inch is here between one and four and we can see that one of our pieces of watermelon is around about 1.5. And just just by going off that scale there, so that will start to give you an indication of what size your are is going to break present his once it's printed out. Okay, so then again, if I want to bring it back and I'm gonna have it is Bigas. It will let me do it. Which means that each one of my watermelon looks like it's probably going to bay just over two inches long and that that suits me just fine. And the Knicks dropped him. Box we have allows us to pick the kind of fabric. Now, if you don't know what you want, you need to go back into the fabric options and have a look at which one offers you what you need for your project. Now, we haven't yet talked about our project, but I thought it might be quite fun to just do something quite simple with l fabric. You don't have to do this if you don't want. If you got something in mind, go ahead. I'm just going to make a couple of really pretty cushions for my daughters for the bids. So I'm gonna pick a lightweight, causing 12 for mine. And that just shows you that once it's printed out, that is basically how much how much fabric you're going to get poor the scale, and then the last option. You can choose either a typists, watch effect quarter or a yard. Now, this is an American site. It is or printed in America. So for those of you from that use metric system, it's not meet its, so you'll need to convert that if you need to know what that is. Ah, yard is just under one mater, so Yard Azaz works out to be about 10.9 of a major. I think once you're heavy with your selections, then you can press on ahead to cop, and from there it's pretty simple. You now just go to your cart and you pay for your fabric. Chooses shipping options and it arrives on your doorstep, and you can see that usually out. The cotton twill is $26 piu yard, but that's down to 23 40 US dollars per yacht because of bad design. A discount because it's my own fabric. Once you have printed off your design and some way, shape or form that could even be just a tests watch. You can actually allow others to buy your fair break, and every time someone buys your fabric, you get what's called spoon dollars, and you can either use those spoon dollars to buy more fabric. Or it can be deposited into your bank account. So that could be if you're one of those people that likes the idea of making money from your designs. That could be quite a good little moneymaker. And now the wait begins for al fabric that we have designed all by ourselves. Now, the last listen that we're gonna go onto is our project. Now, if you don't have time to stick around for the project, I just want to thank you so much for watching my Siris of videos on how to design and have printed your very own fabric. I hope that you have luhnd ah, heap. And I hope that you've been inspired to keep creating. Thank you so much. If you want to see the results of my favorite printed out the stick around for the project .