By Kim Kight
In case you have ever dreamed of unveiling your designs on cloth, cloth aficionado Kim Kight, of well known weblog real Up, is right here to educate you the way. entire and refreshingly user-friendly, this extraordinary quantity beneficial properties major elements. First, the layout and colour part explains the fundamentals with step by step tutorials on growing repeating styles either by way of hand and at the computing device. subsequent, the Printing part publications you thru moving these designs on fabric-whether its block printing, reveal printing, electronic printing or licensing to a material company-and easy methods to be sure the easiest strategy for you.
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Unless one edge of one of your motifs is aligned precisely with the repeat boundary, you can’t rely on Illustrator’s Smart Guides to snap these motifs into alignment. But here’s a trick: Create 2 temporary anchor boxes—just simple squares drawn with their edges aligned to the horizontal and vertical guides, as 51 step-by-step design 6. Ungroup and delete the anchor boxes. Delete all motifs that are not inside or overlapping the repeat boundaries. You now have a finished repeat (Figure 11). Figure 13 8.
You’re finished! You can now hand proof the design (see Proofing Repeats, page 55, or scan for digital manipulation, page 40). 36 a field guide to fabric design Half-Drop Repeat 2 2 4 3 4 3 1 1 3 4 1 2 10. 11. 12. 3 4 3 4 4 1 3 1 1 2 2 13. 14. 2 15. 3 4 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 16. 17. 18. 4 Tutorial: DESIGNING REPEATS BY HAND 4 3 37 step-by-step design tutorial DESIGNING REPEATS BY COMPUTER In this section, you’ll learn how to design repeats using the two most widely used image editing programs: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Jasonda desmond Mechanical pencil and graphed fadeout vellum, without a doubt. A giant eraser for all of those mistakes that I never ever make. —tula pink 56 Well I’ve done it completely by hand with paints and pens and copiers and overlays with marker. Now I do the initial designs and layouts by hand, and my assistant Molly creates the digital art in the computer and I color it there. We’ve had to make that giant leap because of the demands on the design and the way the prints are used not only for fabric but other products.