Textile Design Part 1 - Design An Illustrated Placement Print | Illustration & Photoshop Skills

April Mawhinney, Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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12 Videos (44m)
    • INTRO - TRAILER

      1:48
    • 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE CLASS

      2:57
    • 2 DRAWING TECHNIQUES

      3:09
    • 3 DRAWING WITH THE LIGHTBOX

      3:08
    • 4 SCANNING YOUR ARTWORK

      2:11
    • 5 CLEANING YOUR ARTWORK

      3:41
    • 6 CREATING YOUR ARTBOARD

      3:47
    • 7 COLOUR PALETTES

      3:26
    • 8 RECOLOURING YOUR ARTWORK

      6:03
    • 9 CREATING THE LAYOUT

      5:41
    • 10 USING THE TECHNICAL MOCKUP

      6:44
    • 11 CLASS PROJECT & FINAL THOUGHTS

      1:25
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About This Class

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Textile Design Part 1 - The Placement Print.

In this course you will discover how Textile Designer, April Mawhinney, creates beautiful hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations and transforms these into a placement print and technical mock-up for kitchen textiles.

Placement Prints are patterns which are not in repeat and are used as stand alone graphics on objects like; tea towels, ceramics, clothing, stationery etc. In this course, April will show you how to create a design for that most practical of items - the humble tea towel!

This course is for you if:

  • If you are interested in Textile Design or Surface Pattern Design
  • You want to know how to professionally clean up you artwork and sketchbook doodles to ensure they are suitable for a client
  • You want to know how to recolour black line drawings quickly and cleanly
  • You want to know how to create a placement print
  • You want to expand your portfolio or learn how to create work that is ready for a client.

This course is the first in the series of classes teaching Textile Design Techniques. The second class, Textile Design Part 2: Create a Halfdrop Repeating Pattern in Photoshop.

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What you will learn:

This 44 minute class teaches techniques for drawing flowers, and how to use Photoshop to clean up, recolour and transform these motifs into a placement print for a tea towel. You will also learn how to use the template included to create a technical mock-up for your portfolio.

So delve inside the learn the day-to-day techniques April uses to design work on a freelance basis for her clients. At the end you will have a the skills to create a placement and a mockup for your portfolio or to present to a client.

This class is perfect for newbie designers, illustrators and anyone who loves drawing or exploring Photoshop. An understanding of Adobe Photoshop would be advantageous, but fear not, April will walk you through each step.

Want to learn more?

This course is Part One of April's Textile Design Techniques classes. If you are interested in building on these skills and learning how to create halfdrop repeating patterns, then pop over and take the second class, Textile Design Part 2: Create a Halfdrop Repeating Pattern in Photoshop.

See you there!

April

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39 of 39 students recommendSee All

I learned so much. Thank you. Great class
Nice step-by-strep instructions to follow with plenty of repeated processes to help me remember!
Great Class...!!!!!

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April Mawhinney

Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer


April Mawhinney-Wells is an Illustrator, Textile Designer and Surface Pattern Designer. She also is the owner & Creative Director of April Mawhinney Design Studio.

Originally from Northern Ireland - where the local area is steeped in the tradition of the linen industry - April's passion for textiles took her to study textiles at the renowned Winchester School of Art, England, UK. Her love of Nordic design also led her to study textile print design at Kunsthogskolen i Oslo ...

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