Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator: Professional Creative Practice

Author(s): Robert Hume; Colette Meacher (Associate Editor)

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Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator is a step-by-step guide to two essential tools for textile and fashion designers. Adobe Photoshop (R) and Illustrator (R) have eclipsed many specialist textile and fashion systems due to their intuitive design, versatile function, and constant evolution.

Designer and educator Robert Hume guides you from novice to expert through eighteen carefully crafted projects. You'll start by mastering layers and custom brushes, and learning about stripes and weaves, before moving on to repeats and colorways, and simple geometry, and finally learning key layout and presentation techniques in both programs. There's also advice on sharing, communication and output, and help with diagnosing and correcting common problems. Files for many of the projects are available from

In addition, seven case studies showcase the work and creative thinking of innovative professional designers. These designers reflect on the appeal of Illustrator and Photoshop and offer insight and inspiration to help you develop your own fun and inventive designs.


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This book, written specifically for textile and fashion designers, offers a course of projects, full of professional insights, to familiarize the reader quickly with the core aspects of Photoshop and Illustrator.

Robert Hume teaches both in industry and in higher education, principally at Norwich University of the Arts, UK and at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK.

Table of contents How to use this book Introduction Why use PH and AI for textiles and fashion? The projects Chapter 1: Level 1 Brief explanation of Photoshop Structure and some specific technical terms Project One - Photoshop - Layers and Custom Brushes Project Two - Photoshop - New Ways of Drawing Project Three - Photoshop - Scanning Drawings Project Four - Photoshop - Paths and Brushes Project Five - Photoshop - Stripes and Weaves Case Study - Wallace and Sewell for Conran and Anthropologie Chapter 2: Level 2 Explanation of Level 2 Project Six - Photoshop - Repeats and Colourways Project Seven - Photoshop - Colour Theory in Practice Project Eight - Photoshop - Fills, Textures and Layers Project Nine - Illustrator - Paths to Fashion Project Ten - Illustrator - Simple Geometry in Illustrator Project Eleven - Repeat Patterns in Illustrator Case Study - Nadine Bucher Project Twelve - Illustrator, Photoshop and Filters Case Study - Tord Boontje for Kradvat Chapter 3: Level 3 Explanation of Level 3 Project Thirteen - Illustrator - The Blob and Art Brushes Project Fourteen - Illustrator - Flats Project Fifteen - Illustrator - All The Trimmings Project Sixteen - Illustrator - Layout Project Seventeen - Illustrator - Presentation Project Eighteen - Photoshop - Presentation Case Study - Print Fresh Studio Case Study - CA Designers Appendices: Sharing, Communication and Output Sharing, Communication and Output Problems with artwork: Paul Turnbull Juliette Van Ryhn Help Things that can trip you up in Photoshop and Illustrator and the solutions Student and Tutor Resources Links to supporting material Index Acknowledgements, Contacts and Credits

General Fields

  • : 9781472578754
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Fairchild Books
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Hume; Colette Meacher (Associate Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : 256