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TEXTILE DESIGN PART 1 - THE PLACEMENT PRINT.
In this course you will discover how to create beautiful hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations and transforms these into a placement print and technical mock-up for kitchen textiles.
This 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.
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. #aprilmawhinney #amdsdesignessentials
TEXTILE DESIGN PART 2 - HALFDROP REPEATING PATTERNS
In this course you will discover how Textile Designer, April Mawhinney, creates halfdrop repeating patterns in Adobe Photoshop. She will share some of her insider tips and give you the skills you need to make your Pattern Dreams become a reality!!
This course is a follow-on class from her 'Textile Design Part 1 - Design an Illustrated Placement Print' class. In this Part 2 class, she will build on the skills from the first class by taking the motifs she drew, and walk you through the steps on how to create a Halfdrop repeating pattern in Photoshop.
In this class, April will start by explaining what a halfdrop repeating pattern is, and then show you the basics of how to create a halfdrop pattern. Then once you are ready, she will show you how she creates a more complex all over halfdrop repeating pattern. Finally, she will walk you through how to use her free Technical Bedding Mockup.
So delve inside and at the end you will have the skills you need to create patterns which will WOW your portfolio or a future client. #aprilmawhinney #amdsdesignessentials
TEXTILE DESIGN PART 3 - REDUCING COLOURS & CREATING COLOUR SEPARATIONS IN PHOTOSHOP
In this, the third class in her Textile Design Techniques series, discover how textile designer and illustrator, April Mawhinney, uses Adobe Photoshop to reduce the number of colours used in a watercolour placement print, and prepare the artwork for screen printing.
April will walk you through the steps of reducing the number of colours without losing the watercolour aesthetic, using a process in Photoshop called 'Indexing Colours'. She will show you how to use this technique to create quick and effective colourways to wow your clients, and lastly how to make the all important colour separations for screen printing.
This class is perfect for newbie designers, illustrators and anyone who loves exploring Photoshop. It is also prefect for screen printers and people interested in print design. An understanding of Adobe Photoshop would be advantageous, but fear not, April will walk you through each step. #aprilmawhinney #amdsdesignessentials
DESIGN ESSENTIALS - ILLUSTRATING FEATHERS 3 WAYS
Discover how Surface Pattern Designer April Mawhinney, illustrates feathers using three different media & different illustrative styles.
April believes that wonderful engaging textile designs start with wonderful engaging artwork. This 26 minute class is designed to teach you 3 different techniques & to give you confidence to have a go in your own sketchbook!
The class covers techniques for illustrating Bohemian Feathers using pen, Realistic Feathers using a mechanical pencil and loose Painterly Feathers using watercolours & watercolour pencils.
This class is perfect for newbie designers, illustrators and anyone who loves drawing. No experience is required, just a love of putting pen (or paint brush) to paper & having fun! #amdsdesignessentials
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...
This class is really great and easy to follow. I'm new to using Photoshop and I learned lots on this course. It has built my confidence in using it as a design tool, rather than just one for editing photos.
- Janine W.
Really enjoyed going through this class, it was a good refresher on Photoshop and also the seed for a new illustration set!
- Mira M.
Wow! Great class- I've always struggled with half drop repeats and I feel like I could make one with April's guidance! Well Done :)
- Avril W
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