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Texture Mapping for Textile Designers

teacher avatar Adrianna Thomas, Graphic/Textile Designer

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. intro

    • 2. L1: The Right Image

    • 3. L2: The Pen Tool

    • 4. L3: The Quick Selection Tool

    • 5. L4: Applying Your Prints

    • 6. L5: Colouways in PSD Layers

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About This Class

What is Texture Mapping? you may ask, well according Wiki:

"Texture mapping[1][2][3] is a method for defining high frequency detail, surface texture, or color information on a computer-generated graphic or 3D model. Its application to 3D graphics was pioneered by Edwin Catmull in 1974.[4]"

 zzzZZZ  sorry game designers!

But for us textile designers it's also a godsend!

Long before I learned how to use photoshop, I always imagined what my prints would look like on fashion apparel and homewares, I could sew, but the design process and utilising it, before digital, was very time consuming and daunting!

Skipping forward to the present digital age, textile designing has become so much easier with the integration of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop into the textile design industry.        

The texture mapping techniques should be a part of every textile designers skill set.



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Adrianna Thomas

Graphic/Textile Designer


I love love love repeat patterns!...I was born and raised in London, England and have always been the creative one in my family.
My first muse was my Tiny Tears doll (Best dressed doll in South West London!).

I have always been passionate about drawing, sewing, photography, screen printing, tie-dying and batiking, activities which I first began at Stop Gap Summer Camp at the age of 5.
These interests eventually lead to a Textiles diploma.
I also have an interest in Jewellery making and Silversmithing which lead to a BA Hons Degree. I consider myself an all round crafts person as well as an artistic jack of all trades.

In 2001 I took up Graphic Design and through that, thanks to Photoshop & illustrator! I became interested in digital repeat pattern making, ... See full profile

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1. intro: six. Hi, my name is a J. Thomas and I'm in London based text graphics and I'm working you to join me in my class. Texture mapping, text term texture Matin has many applications in the gaming industry. It is a process of a client images to surfaces on objects in terms of textile design. It is a method of bringing our prince. When we apply our place to an image often object or surface in Let someone I will show you what images is suitable texture Lesson two I will show you how in less and free I will show you how in lesson for I will show you how to manipulate your chosen image and apply your prince using the walk tall on puppet but not five phone help to use different color ways in the photo shop late So I hope to see you in my class Picture text 2. L1: The Right Image: Hi there. Welcome to lesson one right on the screen before your two images suit both a texture batting. The optics in these sample images are white, and this is what will give us the best results. When selecting images for texture mapping, you should take into consideration the background. A white object against the lights background is okay, but a white object against a darker background is even better. You will find this useful when using the 10 and quick selection tools in lessons to I'm free. You can buy stock images for texture mapping, but going down that road can be expensive. Alternatively, been set up your own scenes at home using your smartphones and tablets. The photograph Any white objects around your home using the background of your choice. Evil light or dark sheets and large sheets of paper are suitable. I'd love to see your results, upload them and I'll see you in lesson to 3. L2: The Pen Tool: welcome to listen to the pen tal. The pentacle is the most powerful Tallinn photo shop for creating custom path selection and shapes. In this lesson will be concentrating on using the pen tal to create working parts. To produce a custom selection, you will find the pen tal here, 15th down from the top and tempt up from the bottom. Firstly, zoom into your documents using resume tool on the toolbar was said on the keyboard. Alternatively command plus on the Mac or control plus windows. You can also use H on the keyboard or the hand tools on the toolbar to navigate around your document. Starting with the most difficult area off your document is the best way of getting to grips with the pen tal, and it gets easier from then on. So click where you would like to start to create your first anchor point. Create your second anchor point click and slightly drag the pen tal to create curves around the curved areas you are tracing. Do you know about any mistakes you might have made? Because when you have finished creating your work part, you can adjust them later when clicking and dragging to create your anchor points. You automatically create handles. These could be also justly complete your work path. Click on the very first anchor point you created. The pen. Tal will have a tiny zero symbol next to it when you click on it. Once you have completed and closed the world path, it will be viewed as a completed work off in the layers panel on the right. Zoom in to adjust your work path. You can add or delete your points with the anchor point pen tools to correct your mistakes . To edit your points in handles used the plus pen tool. Can I also align your path to the image you are tracing with the plus Pento Dis trouble change toe a white arrow when it is near the past. Your assignment for this lesson. Stop blow to Screenshots or J pegs off a work path in the parts panel, and they saved work path as a selection. Also located in the Paths panel. I hope you found this tutorial. Very informative. See you in the next lesson 4. L3: The Quick Selection Tool: welcome to less and free the quick selection tool. The quick selection tool is my go to tool for quickly making selections. The tool is based on the brush, and it can be resized accordingly. It's the texts and snaps to the edges of your images and is commonly used for extracting backgrounds quickly. You can find the quick selection tool fourth tool down from the top in the toolbar and in the menu Paul. To resize your brush, press the bracket keys on your keyboard. Press the open bracket key to decrease in size on the close bracket key to increase the size to make a selection, just click and drag over the area you want to select toe. Add other areas. Hold down the shift to subject areas. Hold down the old or option. You will notice the plus side in the middle of the brush changed to a minus the crease. Your brush size to select difficult areas using the old option or shift, please. Your assignment for this lesson is to save a screenshot or a J. Pick off your save selection. Go to select in the menu bar, scroll down to safe selection and save it in the load selection window. Saving selections is a great time saver. If you're using expanded templates in your textile design, I hope you enjoyed this quick selection, Tor tutorial. See you in the next lesson. 5. L4: Applying Your Prints: Welcome to listen for applying your prince. We'll get straight into it. First, duplicate your layer. Go to select in the menu bar. Scroll down toe load selections on opened the safe selection you say from lesson free. Select the bottom layer, then so let create new layer. You will notice a new layer appeared between the top layer on bottom layer. Select the top layer six, then select the bottom layer. Go to edit in the menu bar, scroll down and select Cuts Kamal Control X on the keyboard. Select the middle layer. Go to edit in the menu. Bar paste or paste in place or command control fee on your keyboard. Select the top layer on deleted. You moved to cut out layer below the bottom layer by dragging it. Six. Open any repeated or placement prince, which you have previously created. Go to window in the menu bar on, select the rain and placed your images side by side. Selects your image command or control a on the keyboard. Go to the edit and select copy in the menu Bar Command control. See on a keyboard, you go to your template and select the little layer and paste your print by the edit or command control the on the keyboard. Set the blended mode in the layers panel from normal to multiply under edit, scroll down and select the puppet tool on the screen will appear a polygon grade around the creases and folders your template. Click on the points that you would like to stretch. You manipulate your prince so that it doesn't look flats. It's a bit tricky, so stick with it until you achieve your desired results. Alternatively, there are two other methods to manipulate your Prince Eva use in the world tour again in the middle. Lay off your template or the liquefied toe on the Jay Peak copy of your template for your assignment. Upload screenshots off two of the free methods which I have mentioned. See you in the next lesson. 6. L5: Colouways in PSD Layers: Welcome to the final lesson. Color ways in Photoshopped play. In this lesson, we will explore in several methods of producing different color stories in the layers. Select your printed fabric layer duplicated, called into how maney color ways you require command control J on the keyboard. Turn off the bottom layers and select the top fabric layer. The method, which I personally like using, is color. Look up. Go to image in the menu bar, then adjustments and then color. Look up. It opens up the color look up box, which contains many presets, which can dramatically changed. Look off your fabric, and it's great for producing different color way concepts in your fabric players. Once you have chosen your favorite preset and apply them to your fabric layers, save a J pic of each one. Make sure that the prepper color way layer that you want is selected on visible and the others are switched off. The second method, we're going to use issue and saturation again, go to image adjustments and scroll down to human saturation. The hue and saturation box. It's self explanatory. We have hue, and this slider picks to your chosen colors. The saturation slider picks the strength of your color and we have the light This slider, which controls the shade of your color again. Select the layer that she would like to save us a. J pig and make it visible. Select to make visible the layer. For the last method, go to the menu bar against select image and scroll down to replacement color in the dialog box. Select image on with the color picker. Choose the part of your fabric that in which you would like to change the color. We will be using the replacement color brush tool in the toolbar on the right. It is located under the standard brunch, which is the eighth told down from the top. Select the color mode on color in the color slightest bar on, begin painting again. Make the layer, which you are currently using, the only one visible and say there's a J pig. The last assignment is to submit free J pigs off the color ways and methods, which you have learned in this lesson. I hope you have enjoyed the texture mapping for textile designers class. Using these methods in your textile designs will benefit you and your customers, and I hope that you will put them into practice very soon. But by for now and good luck.