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Pattern Design with the Photoshop Extension Adobe Textile Designer

Delores Naskrent, Creative Explorer

Pattern Design with the Photoshop Extension Adobe Textile Designer

Delores Naskrent, Creative Explorer

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7 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Intro to Textile Designer for Photoshop

    • 2. Installing and Overview of ATD

    • 3. Creating the Pattern Repeat Tile

    • 4. Understanding Colorways

    • 5. Playing with Backgrounds

    • 6. Exporting Colorways and Creating Mill Sheets

    • 7. Closing Thoughts, POD Sites and Mockups

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About This Class

Please Note: The Adobe Textile Designer Plugin has been de-commisioned by Adobe, so you will be unable to download it for free as earlier stated (by joining the beta program). I am unable to unpublish this class. Sorry about that! All of the info is still valid if you have the plug-in, though. Thanks for considering the class!

Textile Designer for Adobe Photoshop CC is a new set of tools for fabric and surface pattern designers to help demystify the process of designing seamless pattern repeat prints. Now, from within Photoshop, there is an automated process for creating the repeats, while keeping every element editable until you are ready to send it to your printer. Adobe Textile Designer lets you create a print that repeats on a basic grid, a horizontal brick, or a vertical drop. You will see your work in situ of the repeat and the effect of changes you make are live, on screen! Do you need to fill a void on the edges of your tile? Adobe Textile Designer provides a quick fix that allows for element continuation beyond the edge of the main tile and wraps them around to the other side for a seamless result. And there are no calculations to make! It’s automatic! This new plugin includes panels for previewing patterns, experimenting with repeat styles, defining separations and setting colorways. And guess what? This extension is completely free!

In this course, you will be guided step-by-step through the process of producing a repeating pattern composition in Photoshop using the Adobe Textile Designer extension. After your tile is complete, you will experiment with different colorways. Finally, you will be guided through applying your exciting new pattern to mockups. You will use the Adobe Photoshop program for the entire course, with that extra special plugin, ATD, with a short segway into InDesign to create the mill sheet.  You will be sure to learn an abundance of helpful tips along the way!

The verbal guidance and demonstrations will help you learn all the necessary core skills that can be applied to so many of your future designs. Whether you are new to surface pattern design, or a fully qualified designer who has been using Photoshop with calculations and measurements to repeat your patterns, learning the new ATD will be pivotal in your surface pattern design adventure! Imagine the time you will save!



In this class we will go through specific concepts in 6 lessons that cover:

  • Installing the Textile Designer plugin.
  • Creating the main pattern tile seamlessly and ensuring the repeat works.
  • Using colorways to create different color schemes.
  • Exporting colorways and creating mill sheets.
  • Working with mockups in Adobe Photoshop.

You will get the bonus of…

  • 40 minutes of direction from an instructor who has been in the graphic design and art licensing business for over 30 years
  • a list of helpful online sites to further your education into surface pattern design.

Upon conclusion of my class, I encourage you to create a project and try out the ATD extension. Upload multiple colorways to the projects area for fun! Get involved and benefit from the constructive advice and support of fellow artists! Whether you are a surface pattern design novice or a well-versed expert, the use of Adobe Textile Designer is becoming “essential knowledge” in the trade. So join the ATD revolution! Start your Adobe Textile Designer class NOW!



This segment gives you an overview of the outcomes for this course explaining the new features in the extension Textile Designer for Adobe Photoshop.

Lesson 1

This video is about the Installation and a quick Overview of ATD. You are guided through the steps of locating and uninstalling a previous version, and then installing the new version of Textile Designer.

Lesson 2

This video explains the basic ins-and-outs of Adobe Textile Designer and how to create the seamless repeat tile. You will learn the interface and about how to fill in gaps and use the wrap option 

Lesson 3

The main focus of this lesson is the use of the Colorways Panel. You will learn about all the settings and how they are used, as well as learning about exporting colors as layers in a PSD file.


Lesson 4

In this lesson we will play around with different color options for both the background and some of our floral elements. We will create a number of Snapshots for our Colorways in preparation for exporting in the next lesson.


Lesson 5

This lesson primarily explains how to prepare to export and then export the colorways. You will create both a layered PSD file and use a Mill Sheet template.


Lesson 6

In this final video we will quickly review POD sites and Mockups using the pattern tile created with Adobe Textile Designer.



Concepts covered: pattern design fundamentals, photoshop seamless pattern design, Adobe Textile Designer installation, using the automatic wrap option, Adobe Textile Designer instructions, surface pattern design, mockups, mockup design and production in Photoshop, colorways in-depth using Textile Designer, how to export colorways color layers as a layered PSD file, how to export drop patterns using Adobe Textile Designer, creating a Mill Sheet for a pattern in InDesign, and a quick look at POD sites

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Hello, I'm Delores.  I'm so excited to be here, teaching what I love! I was an art educator for 30 years, teaching graphic design, fine art, and theatrical design. My own education took place at college and university, in Manitoba, Canada, and has been honed through decades of graphic design experience and my work as a professional artist, which I have done for over 40 years (eeek!). In the last 15 years I have also been involved in art licensing with contracts from Russ, Artwall, Studio El, Trends, Metaverse and more.

This is where I say something existential or clever about my inspiration: The colours of nature and my intuition guide my art: my most generous muses are light, sunshine, and flora. My work ranges through multiple media: my co... See full profile

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1. Intro to Textile Designer for Photoshop: you there. My name is Delores Aspirin, but an art educator, graphic designer and surface pattern designer for over 30 years. I spoke briefly about Adobe Textile designer in a previous class, but I wanted to cover a little bit more detail in this class. So Textile Designer is a new set of tools for fashion and service pattern design artists to help streamline the process of designing prints. Now right from within Photoshopped, there's an automated process to help create thes repeating patterns, and it's so easy. Wait till you see this. This extension allows you to create patterns in the basic grid pattern, drop pattern or brick pattern, or just centered or mirrors. If an element that you place on the edge needs to repeat on the opposite side or at the top or bottom, you will see this without having to make any calculation. It just appears I know it's like magic. The result is a seamless tile. This new plug in includes panels to preview your pattern to experiment with different repeating styles and also to define separations and create color ways. And guess what? This extension is absolutely free. I'm gonna show you how to find it and install it. And I'm going to give you tons of tips and tricks along the way and this course I'm gonna guide you step by step through the process of creating a repeating child. After the tile is complete, you're gonna experiment with the different color ways. And finally, you're gonna be guided through the exciting process of creating mockups and uploading to p o d. Size. For 99% of the course will be using photo shop. And then we'll just have a quick Segway into in design to create a mill sheet. And you could even skip this part. If you don't work with males, guidance and demonstration will lead you through all of the core concepts needed for your future designs. Are you ready to get started? All right, let's get to it. I'll see you in less than one 2. Installing and Overview of ATD: Hi there. Welcome to lesson one. So in this lesson, we're going to be installing the adobe textile designer and I'm going to just show you some of the resource is that Adobe has made available with his version of their extension. So just recently, there were updates toothy again. And you could just go to the adobe website, search out Adobe Textile designer, and it will bring you to this page Fewer updating. You probably have a returning user log in. That's what I had. I just clicked on that, if not no worries. Just sign in with your adobe I d. And it'll take you right into the spot where you need to be to download the software. So here I am, where I could download the installer, and I'm going to just quit here on view, program and ass off. August 1st. I guess there were a lot of enhancements or changes made to the adobe textile designer to the beta were on version 6.1 now, So if you've got an older version, it was before August 1st, then you should go and update your software. And one of the things I noticed with this release that there is a lot more in the way of support material. This was not here a couple weeks ago. There are documents which are fantastic that did not exist. So there's some really good documentation. I mean, you could download the manual that you can access. It's really quickly. So this the getting started and there's the What's new. Those were the two different bits of documentation that were super helpful. The other thing that I found very helpful waas a video which was not here before. So it's a great introductory video, and I'm going to probably cover a few of the same things that were covered here. Maybe just in a little bit more gap in a different way. So I definitely suggest you watch this video. I've actually introduced this adobe textile designer in one of my previous courses. So that's another option Two is to go back and take a look at that course. It was prior to this version, so this stuff has come up since my last course. All the material was completely ballad. Still, I just thought I'd create another course, so then you can download based on whether you have a Windows machine or Mac machine. I'm going to download and locate that DMG file. This double check and make sure your photo shop is closed to double click on the installer . Actually, you know what I'll do. I'm going to use the uninstaller first to uninstall the previous versions. Follow the prompts on the screen and here it's telling you to close all of your instances of four shop. I've got mine all closed and I'm gonna hit. Continue. Now this tells me that the installation was successful. I'm going to do the installer as well into my four shot folder here to check what version? Whether have the most recent version of the textile designer installed. And yes, when I go and check this installation was today at 11:17 a.m. So I know that this is the most recent version. So I'm going to launch my photo shop and I'm still on Photoshopped 2018 because my 2019 version is latching on previews off the thumbnails of the layers. So let's take a look here. And yes, all of the parts for the dhobi textile designer are here Color way, pattern preview. It's all there. So now that you've got this all installed, you're ready to get working. We'll see you in lesson to 3. Creating the Pattern Repeat Tile: Hey, guys, welcome to lessen, too. So in this lesson, I plan to teach you the basic ins and outs of the textile designer. I'm gonna show you how I feel in gaps and create wraps, and I'll explain anything I can think of that goes along with the interface. Okay, let's get to it. So I've got my workspace set up the way I want. I'm gonna close this pattern here That was playing with and I'm going to create a pattern based on this artwork that I created for licensing. This was a really large artwork 48 by 32 or something like that. And I think it lend itself well to becoming a pattern with this artwork originated in Adobe Illustrator. I created all the brushes for this artwork, and you could follow along with how I did this in my two courses. How to fake a watercolor Parts one and two. This is the basis of the pattern that I am now going to use for this new for a shop pattern tile. So I isolated what I would like to be sort of the main part of the pattern and I've got some gaps here is You can see. And what I did is I It felt some of the flowers, some of the extra flowers I had in my layout and have positioned them to fill in some of the gaps. Now, if you take a look at this preview here, you can see that some of my artwork is being cut off. So what I want to do here is specify that I want the layer to wrap. So I'm going to click on that, and it wraps that layer, and I'm gonna click on this layer, which is sort of may feelers that I put in and I'm gonna do the same thing. And if you keep an eye on the preview here, you'll see that as I'm doing this and refreshing the pattern view here, the wrapped items will show up. We'll hide the main part of my pattern there for a second, so you can see these are some of the fillers that I've put in, and that flower at large flower is still being cut off. So I want to hit wrap this layer. Let's take a look at it with the main part of my pattern hit show preview so we can see the whole thing together. And I also want to wrap this layer. I'm not sure if you noticed here. Also in the Layers panel. Whenever I get the wrap this layer option a new group is created, and this group is the rap. So that's the rap group you can see there. So it does get a little bit confusing after while you do kind of start seeing the pattern off what's happening here in your palate, you can close those if it starts to get too confusing with the panel here, I'm going through and make he sure that I've specified layers to wrap. And like I said, keep an eye on this layers palette and you'll see what happens when I do hit wrap this layer. It creates a new layer group, so it's a rapping group for quick selection. I'm holding down my command key when I'm on my move tool that can move the separate components easily and select them easily. And then I was gonna hit wrap this layer, so I'm working my way through and can see right here in my preview that there are a couple more a have to do. So I said, I'm holding down my manky with the move tool that allows me to select the layer you can see here, right? The very bottom of my thumbnail is a tiny little spots showing off this flower and a hitch . Wrap this layer. And because I've got auto update on, you'll see it'll automatically update in the pre viewer. They got all of my raps done. Okay, over here. I can see that there are no items cut off and taking a look at this preview. Of course, I can move it around quite freely, then. Really, The only thing that's bothering me right now about the pattern is this bunch of red and deep magenta. And so I think I'm gonna change one of these items. Probably this one right here. So I'm going to select that flower. And that's on that first original layer that I had with kind of the main part of my pattern . And I'm just gonna hue and saturation and change it up a little bit. You see, it's something like that would work pretty well. No, I think, uh, about Teeley color waiting it up a little bit it. Okay, I'm gonna hit, save. Haven't done that for a bit. And just refresh my preview here. I think I kind of like that. It just kind of breaks up the striping that was happening with all the magenta and ridge in this area. So I'm pretty happy with this pattern, Leo Church. And I think I'm ready to move on into the next lesson. Now, you should have the basic understanding of how the textile designer works. And in the next lesson, we're going to get to work on some of the editing of our pattern. I'll see you there. 4. Understanding Colorways: welcome to less and three. So in this lesson, I really just want to show you a little bit more about the editing, and we're gonna talk a little bit about the color. All right, let's get into it. So now that I'm happy with my design, you know, everything was still very edible, very live. I could still grab anything that I want and move it if I would like So all of the photo shop regular editing features are still happening here, and I think at this point, I'm ready to do some experimenting with the color. So this lesson, that's what we're gonna do. We're gonna do a little bit of experimenting with different color ways, and we have different backgrounds. So before starting to mess around with my color ways, I have closed a bunch of the folders here and tidied up my document a little bit. And I think what I'm gonna do is I am going to flatten all of the referral elements. This is one of the things that it will be actually suggests that you do is right here in the manu. Also, you'll see here it says the original art layer structure and interaction he has simplified as possible for best color separation result. So that's what I've done. Basically, these are the ones that repeat and make our pattern seamless. You'd see it in the preview here all as well, and then they come but of flatten these two together. So that really simplifies my pattern overall, just make it a little bit easier to work with in the layers palette here. One of the main benefits, of course, is that it makes My documents were compact and everything doesn't take so long. I'm sure that's one of the improvements that will happen along the way with this textile designer. At the moment, it seems to slow down when you get a bunch of layers happening, having too many layers with the wrap and just having them all stacked definitely slows down the program, so I can't wait to see that improved. If you're finding your documents super slow, also go down to purge under edit and clear all. Just remember that you won't have any undue or histories. Okay, so it's going to empty out this list here. I just recently did it, so there's only two things there so edit, urge and all, And this can't be undone. Hit, Okay, and you'll see that this clears up. If you have a huge list here, remember that photo shop is trying to remember all of that for you. So that's probably another reason why it's slowing down. So this is making it easier. It's all in basically the two layers. I think that could probably I'm gonna actually you flatten these two together. So what I want to do now is show you the color ways and the color ways. Palate is this one here with the three little thumbnails below a bigger one. I'll let that load and then we'll take a look at what's happening here. I found that the best reference was the manual for this. So pages nine to approximately 17 explain all of the different functions and some tips and tricks. I'm gonna go through a couple of these for you, and I hope I don't miss anything just in case. Definitely go back and take a look at that manual. So the first thing is this area here that identifies the number of banks. I think it comes up as ages default, but you can change this. So if I was to change this to 12 and hit return, then hit, create separation 12 in colors are going to come up here now. I ended up just doing it with H. And the reason it takes a little bit of time to actually go through that process is because it generates over here a color group. Okay, so the one that I was working on was an eight. It has also now done a 12 so I'm actually going to see if I can revert. Let's go back to my last history state that Yes, it did. Revert. After that history handle starts to get completely filled up, you'll notice your document getting very, very slow. So at this point, I think what I would do is definitely think about doing that courage again. And so that's just something if you get into the habit of doing you give a sign it keyboard shortcut to it, and that will help if you ever see that your document is running really slow. So this bought here color reference is where you would identify what color reference you would like to use. I just used a Pantone color book. But you can specify anything that you want here. Okay, What it will do once you select your other reference. Actually, let me put it on one here. I'm gonna do Pantone solid coated. What it will do is it will generate When I do the create separation, it will generate the closest matches using Pantone colors. So that create separation, you'll see it come up with identified hand home colors here. Now, in this area here, there are long controls. Hand one of them is to be able to hide a particular color, so that comes in handy. If you ever want to eliminate a color and you want to just see whether or not she's a real loss of that color is not in there. This is a sorting option here on the side and you can change the order for you can change whether you want the percentage for the hue here. So the color way he view check box. If you click on that, it enables a color way based preview. This percentage for any of the in colors will tell you percentage of pixels using that color. Okay, so if you see these numbers here. Now, these are the numbers that are telling you what percentage of the pixels in this other way are being used for that particular color again, if you want to, you can toggle whether that color is in view or not by looking on this little eyeball and just to know all of the color entries are identified using their RGB values over here. Okay, that's why you see those numbers. So any of these colors is creditable by just clicking on the little square that comes just before the color name. So if you click on it or taken to this panel, this shows the RGB values here, and you can select anything up there. I'm not going to change anything. So I'm just gonna hit cancel. That shows you how easy it is to actually replace a color if you wanted to. If you did change this, the color preview woods change. It will be regenerated based on whatever color you choose. Course you could also select a color here and get the little garbage can and you can delete that particular color. Well, sometimes what you could do is toggle it off. See if it's really affected by not being there, and if it isn't, then you can select it and delete it. So that's another way. If you have a mill or client that needs a number of banks reduced, you could do it that way. Now you can also add a new color, and this little page icon is how you would do that. You would click on it, and it's taking you to the color picker, and you can add a new color. That kind of explains the color. Repel it for you. If you don't make any changes here, you could update the separation or you can reset. Like I said referred to the manual for any of these, especially when you're experimenting at the very beginning. Once it got infiltrations, remember to save the snapshot and it would be created right beside this one here. So I know for myself that playing with color is a very fun part of the process. So in the next lesson, what we're gonna do is take a look at backgrounds, so I'll see you there 5. Playing with Backgrounds: Hey, guys, welcome to lessen. For so as promised, this lesson we're gonna play around with some backgrounds. I don't. You noticed? Over here I have a background layer and I've left it there because no matter, watch the color way handle. We'll use the bottom most layer as a background. So I like to leave my background layer there. And that's the one that I like to change If I want to make a color for the background, what I'm gonna do in the background is I'm going to put in a color temporarily so that we can check and I'm gonna just put a random color. You want random force that I use the color that there's very little love in the actual artwork and put that on my background. So you get an idea of how that would look on a background, and I've been very careful to keep it so that there's no artifacts along the edge about this little darker edge along here, because it's simulating the watercolor effect. You can check out my class on creating this mock watercolor look. My class called, Who knew you could fake a watercolor is actually two classes one where you learn how to make these brushes and this layout in illustrator and then finalizing the actual making of this water color texture within the flowers is in part two. Okay, so let's open up that color way again. And I put that key color in the background because I want to make sure that it is definitely one of the eight colors that's included. So that way, if I do separated into inks, there is a background level. One color will be a background level. So once I specified the number of colors I watch and the methods by which to do that can create the color separation. And what happens here is that it reduces the amount of colors from the RGB spectrum, which is millions down to the H inks that are the best match for my artwork. So the see it generates a list here in a minute, and these are the eight colors needed to actually reproduce this design course. At this point, that background is there. It wouldn't necessarily be the background I would choose, but this makes it easier for me to actually change the background, and that gives me my first color way. The first thing I want to do here is to associate an actual color specifications guide here . So I'm going to go into Pantone solid coated colors. And what it will do is give me the closest matches to what I have in actual Pantone colors . So this would help me specify in a way that is recognized industry wide. So you can see here that each of the colors has been identified with the Pantone color. So now what I want to do is change this background color cause that pink was ever what I intended for background. So I'm going to select that and I'm going to replace it with another color. You click directly on the color swatch. So on that little square of color, you'll be taken into whichever color book that you specified. And you can scroll up and down into ah pretty really slowly. But you can scroll up and down and find a color based on what you like. And I wanted to try something a little bit darker, like this click update and you see in my preview over here what that looks like, and I love that I think that's great. If I like that color combination, I can save this snapshot. I can go on and create other other ways. One of things I did notice is that because I use that magenta color in my background, you can see that that was too close of a color to this flower here in the bottom left corner and one or two of the leaves. And you see what's happened over here in my color weight or it has eliminated that magenta color and put in what would be a closer match to the background. Not that I dislike it. I do like it. So I am going to save that snapshot. It is. Okay, so the snapshot is here, and then I'm going to go back and I'm going to make a couple of other options now. The cool thing is that you can create these color ways and they're saved with the documents so you can use them at any time, or you can use them for actually specifying how your fabric has to be printed. So I'm going to go into this again, and I'm going to try something different in the background. I'm going to give a really light yellow would try. So what that will do again in these flowers here, it'll change him to be a bit of a light yellow, so I just want to see what that looks like. So I'm gonna hit update and I don't love it, but it's not the worst either. So I think what I'm gonna do is I'm going to actually go back and choose a different key color so that I can change it and not have the flowers change. So I am going Teoh, see if I could go back to when I first opened the document. One of the things that you'll notice with this adobe textile designer at the moment is that when you use the history states to try to go back or undue levels, sometimes it causes a bunch of weird kind of results. They can be as weird as just losing a bunch of the steps. I've even seen them sometimes change my image, but I'm gonna give it a shot. So I'm gonna go back to open. That's gonna lose that first color that I made the first color group that you see up here in my layers palette, but that's OK. I can redo it. So I'm gonna go back to open and I'm going to kill my background. And I think maybe this is such a full spectrum kind of color scheme here. I'm going to switch it. Teoh lit with a black. I think something like that. Let's see what happens. I don't have any black in the image, so I'm hoping that will make it work, so well, give this a shot now, and I think just for the purposes of comparison, I am going to choose a different color reference. So I am going to use a Pantone, but maybe a Toyo book, and then we'll see now. So you know, you could create this separation automatically, or you can do your ink selections manually. I've been pretty successful with this create separation option here. I've been pretty happy with the way it's worked out for me, so I'm going to just try that one again. And I actually really like my pattern on the black background. It looks pretty neat that, personally, I would keep that as one of my color ways because I like it. I might possibly change that to not quite so stark of a black. So let's just checks out here and, like maybe a really deep kind of, Ah, they call this CF Millennium Black looks on a charcoal lee to me. So I'm going to you get that. Then let's just take a look at it. I prefer that personally, for I know, just as a fabric, I think looks better. It looks like I've lost the rap on my you know, if you can see that here, the pattern is getting cut off weirdly there. So I think it's just the need to go back and just re route these two layers and specifying my quarter drop. Yeah, that looks like it's done the trick. So what do you think? You like that color scheme? I quite like it. So I am going to save a snapshot of that one, and then I'm going to do a couple of different background color ways. Let's try a deep kind of a teal color like this dollar one H and yeah, that's pretty. So let's save that snapshot and let's try how I try to pale yellow. I didn't really like it. Let's see what a bright yellow would look like you could see my pewter is slowing down. Gonna have to get some of my history states and get rid of them. Let's try this kind of a color golden yellow lovinit. Try another one. Maybe a PCI orangey color. He's worse. Used to be best with the darker colors. So I'm gonna try a deeper blue. Maybe a navy issue can either drag this little blue square up and down. Or you can use the arrow keys to move further down on your palette of colors. I'll try this one here. Yes, that I like and see last snapshot and was try a deeper purple. Well, that was nice, too. So I'm gonna keep snapshot of that one. And then just for my last experiment here, I'm going to replace one of the dominant colors in the artwork. I'd like to keep the green, So I'm thinking I am probably going to change this reddish color. Oh, just the sake of experimentation. So we'll click on that, and I'm going to replace it with a bit of a blue. And then we get kind of Ah, no split complementary color ski. Oy. What do I like? Try a break Turquoise blue who is not fun just to be able to experiment and see instantly the change in your color way. Let's remember or think back to what it was like before we had a tool like this and how hard this used to be. Oh, much of a challenge it used to be. So I am going, Teoh, save that snapshot and then have to try this one more time. And I'm going to get rid of that pink and put in another bluish maybe, you know, maybe even Corinne. That might be cool. Kind of our Teeley, actually. Let's try off deeper green. And then we might change background as well. Yes, that's nice. So this creates kind of a analogous color scheme. Let's change that background to another color that would be analogous on the color scheme. So maybe another bluish wanted to be deep, so I'm gonna choose really deep navy blue. Well, how fun, How fun. I want to keep a snapshot of that. And you've noticed that throughout this whole process My main pile here, I mean for the shop tile has remained exactly as is so all I would have to do is if I wanted no background click off this background layer. Wasn't that fun working with color and color ways. I know that's just my favorite part. So now we got to get into the nitty gritty of exporting, so I'll see you in the next lesson. 6. Exporting Colorways and Creating Mill Sheets: Hey, guys, welcome back. So in this lesson, we're gonna do some final adjustments, and then we're gonna do all of our exporting. All right? Okay, Let's get to it. And I want to show you now how to export it for productions. So a lot of this depends what kind of production you are exporting for. I'm going to show show you export color way, inxs layers. That would be appropriate for, let's say, places, light screen printers who are going to be needed completely separate screens for each layer , each different color. So I've been hit export here. It's been asking where I want to export to, and I'm going to create a folder called Color Ways and Hit Save so we can go back and take a look in my folder of color ways I can see at I've got my export here. Let's open it up and take a look at it, and you can see that each of the different colors is on its own layer. So if I was to shut them all down and buy one, you could see different colors as they're being applied and how they would look in a screen print. Hey, that was just for that one specific color way. I'm going to close that document. Not safe. So that was this color way. So I'd have to go through and do that for each of the different ones. So let's switch Teoh one of the other color ways. Let's try this one here for this one. I'm going to create a mill. She each so I'm going to go to X work for production again. In this case, I'm gonna hit export as mill she each. And here, If I wanted to, I could export or all of the different color ways. I'm just gonna do the one now just for expediency And right here in the name of the document. It does say export is mill sheet. We know that's what we watch. Like Save goes through its little process. And let's take a look at that folder. And here is the mill sheet information. So those were the different color way colors that we had chosen for that particular color scheme. Right? That's this color scheme. So these are the different colors that were chosen that gives us a data file, which is what we would use to create the mill sheet. She and in design I will show you the template for design and how to go about using that on Earth. You use Thean Formacion that we just exported for production on a mill sheet. Adobe has provided a template. So if you go back to that adobe download area where you were going to get the actual again to see down here, there is a template that has been added to a sample mill sheet template with inches centimeters. And then there's one with inches and centimeters and 32 colors. So let's just grab one of these here. We're going to download it located. Copy that into same swatch as Michler ways, and then I will open that out in in design. The documentation that you confined on that adobe site for downloading includes instructions on how to merge your data from the DSV file that was generated to remember when we looked at us, there was a gotta see SV file here. That's what we're gonna need to import into our meal sheets. So in order to do that like I said, the instructions air here slick on select that a source from the data merge panel. You find that under window utilities and that emerge now it gives instructions here in microscopically small text to choose the data source from the panel menu and drag the data feels from the panel to the frames on the page or with an insertion point selected and then two Z eight emerges document on the panel menu. So we go into this little fly out menu at the side where it says select out a source and you can check this placement options first. So what I do is I checked that and make sure that none of these setting are important to what we're doing. Let's just give it a shot here by just going straight to selecting the data source and then importing actions or CSP file and click open. And then we're gonna click on this little icon here to create the merged document. I'm gonna put this on all records because we won't emerge. Everything and all the other settings here are okay from the last time I had this and just click OK, and now it's going to create that merge document in the background as you can see my color swatches. Here. The colors are listed, the size measured here in centimeters. It has stated the color library. You can change all of these other settings here, Teoh coordinate with whatever it is yours, ending or to whom you're sending. And, as you know, different meals have different requirements. So make sure that you double check and see what their requirements are before you create the document that that's another pretty cool feature here that can be done t much automatically. You can do this to export all of your difference color ways. I just did the one just so that it would be quick. But when we did that export to create separation or to export for production, we could have chosen all of them. So that explains how to export your color ways. And I think it's just delicious to be able to go through and look at all of your different color ways and how beautiful they can look. So good luck with that. I mean, the next lesson where we'll just have a little bit more of a discussion about this whole process. I'll see you there 7. Closing Thoughts, POD Sites and Mockups: so we'll take the tile that we created now. And we're going to use it for uploading to P o D sites. And we're gonna do a quick mock up or two. So remember when we did the export? Well, it saved it as a PdF and for some of the sights, I can't use a pdf, so I'm also going to save it out as a J peg. So let's go take a look at a couple of the websites that I use. So one of my favorite suppliers for garments is this company called Art of Wear. In Canada, you can order from it even if you're from the US They have some really lovely different products. And I want to show this fabric on a kimono. So I'm gonna hit the create button here. Design lab gets loaded, and I am going to locate that pen noir over here. The pen bar. You can get more information on the templates if you need it. And what they're formats are what they accept. And I am got it. And I'm going to create a new document. And there's my Renoir Leo. So I want to import my artwork first. So I click over here, the image gonna hit the upload button and it's the J peg that I'm gonna upload. Wait for it to come up, Click on it that's itself loaded, and I can then position it. I like the little mockups that they have here, and right now I'm designing the front, as you can see in this upper corner, and I can mirror it on the opposite side. And then on the back, I could probably put a solid piece. When I want to do the back, I'm enlarging and slightly here in a copy. It looks like it's big enough that I can use it for the front without having to do a mirror image that makes a gorgeous pain war. Let's check out this three D preview, though This is one of the things I like about this website is. You have this option to view your government from all sides and let's take a look at red bubble on red bubble again. I uploaded just the image tile that I had produced, and then, of course, I could go into any of these garments and edit, so here I'm going to go into the dress, and I am going Teoh reduce that slightly strong cellphone as well, at it in large. It's so once I've edited size wise, I just have Teoh apply the changes, and that's saved with the new scale of the pattern. So, really, once I have my pattern, I can adjust it anyway that I want on any of the different walk ups that they have here. Once I'm done that have to go down to the bottom here and make sure that you've filled out all of these little areas that you have a right to sell the work because it's your copyright. It saved work in the process, and then we'll show you all your mockups with your pattern on it. Okay, so I think that's a pretty good explanation of feel D sites. I want to also show you if you were creating your own Marca and I've got this great little mock up from create see which I bought off of Creative Market, and I love buying there well cups because they always have smart objects. So in order to change the pattern here, which is double click on the smart object and it opens up the corresponding PSB file, and so then I would just paste my pattern and I wanted to fit proportionately. So make a little adjustment there and save it. Select that and put it in the other PSB file for the other shoe and again saving itch. So both of those PSD files have the artwork saved on them. When I go back toothy, actual walk up, you can see that in the smart object that has been replaced. So I could go ahead and do that for all of the parts here. But I think you get the idea. So then, if I want to use this mock up on let's see my website, I would just save it out as a gay pig and then position where I need it in my store. So that just shows you how easy it is to use that pattern once you've created it. And it would be fun to do this in a bunch of different color ways, but I think that explains how it's done so I'll just stop right here. Well, guys were completely done. Thank you so much for hanging out with B for this course and I hope you've learned a ton about the adobe textile designer you may find while you're using it, that there are still a few little glitches. Just remember, this is still in beta testing and we're all part of this big test. I'm sure there's gonna be lots of improvements along the way. And now that you know exactly how to use it, you're gonna be right there when all those changes were made. I really appreciate that you took the time to take this class, and I really hope to see some of your patterns shared below in the project section. Please print off any of the resources that I have given you. And if you have any questions, make sure to ask away someone else probably has the same question. So when you ask, it helps everybody in our little community. So how fun with your patterns? If you get a minute, please check out my other stores and follow me on Instagram and Pinterest and Facebook. I'd love to know more about what you do as well. And if you don't mind, did you take a couple of minutes right now to just review my course and maybe leave a comment or two. I'd appreciate that so much. Anyways. Take care. Bye for now. See you my next course.