Digital Textile Design, second edition

By Melanie Bowles and Ceri Isaac

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  • Paperback
  • 715 illustrations
  • 192 pages
  • 280 x 216 mm
  • ISBN 9781780670027
  • Published October 2012

Digital Textile Design, Second Edition covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing digitally.

Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design, Second Edition provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools. A series of inspirational tutorials, presented in step-by-step format, guide the reader through the process of creating designs that will be suited to both the traditional textile production process and to digital printing onto fabric.

The book examines how designers can access the techniques of digital textile printing, looking at the work of those currently exploring its possibilities, and provides an insight into the technology involved. With a stunning new design, this edition has been updated in line with the latest developments in Adobe Creative Suite and contains new images throughout.

About the Author

Melanie Bowles is Senior Lecturer in Digital Textiles at Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London. For the past twenty years she has worked as a textile designer in industry and on a freelance basis for fashion and interior companies internationally.

Ceri Isaac is a Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion, specializing in digital technologies in the textile industry.

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'This is a book I would recommend to any student undertaking a degree programme in printed textile design.'
Sonja Andrew
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University of Manchester (Posted on 12/19/12)

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NTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: TEXTILE DESIGN AND PRINT IN THE DIGITAL AGE

CHAPTER 2: DIGITAL DESIGN TUTORIALS
        Introduction
        Tutorials:
        1. Using filters in Photoshop
        2. Creating complex colour blends
        3. Building floral motifs
        4. Cross-stitch effects
        5. Engineered prints - Tutorial updated
        6. Sequin effects
        7. Photomontage
        8. Building a brush palette
        9. Textured effects
        10. Creating a colour palette

CHAPTER 3: PATTERNS AND REPEATS
        Introduction
        Photoshop tutorials:
        Repeats    
        11. Basic block repeat
        12. Block repeat with offset filter - Tutorial updated
        13. Simple half-drop motif
        14. Half-drop repeat
        Patterns
        15. Gingham
        16. Creating stripes
        Illustrator tutorials:
        Repeats
        17. Basic pattern swatch
        Patterns
        18. Diamond pattern
        19. Plaid patterns
        20. Half-drop

CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATION
        Introduction
        Tutorials:
        21. Displacement maps - New tutorial
        22. Texture map and line drawing
        23. Creating graphic silhouettes - Tutorial updated

CHAPTER 5: DIGITAL CRAFT
        Pages 150-51 - New case study    

CHAPTER 6:    TECHNOLOGY FOR DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING
       

'This lavish book has much to offer in the way of design inspiration and how-to info. ... [a] beautifully-produced book that fizzes with enthusiasm and creativity'
Susan Niner Janes, The Papercraft Post

'This book teaches you everything you could want to know about designing and printing textiles digitally ...  The multitude of stunning images and array of designer profiles will keep you inspired to go on and create your own digital masterpieces' Beth Edmondson, The Sewing Directory