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Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

Professional Creative Practice


2nd Edition

Robert Hume

978-1-3500-9014-9 (online)
978-1-3500-9012-5 (paperback)
978-1-3500-9013-2 (epdf)
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A step-by-step guide to two essential tools for textile and fashion designers.

Designer and educator Robert Hume guides you from novice to expert through 20 carefully crafted projects. You’ll start by mastering layers and custom brushes, and learning about stripes and weaves, scanning and manipulation before moving on to repeats, colourways and simple geometry. Next, transformations, filters and effects become tools for your personal creativity and you’ll explore varied approaches to drawing garments. Finally, you’ll learn about 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:

Seven case studies showcase the work and creative thinking of innovative professional designers. These designers offer insight and inspiration to help you develop your own successful and inventive designs.

This new edition incorporates updates to Photoshop and Illustrator CC, and a new extended introduction outlines the layout of each program and good practice in working with their tools and windows. There are also two new projects: the first will help you draw a pair of jeans using closed pathways, incorporating distressing and treatments such as stone-washing and whiskering. The second shows how to create a paisley design using Illustrator brushes to add complexity in design work.

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