CAD for Textiles and Fashion Print Design

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
25 hours
541.67 GBP excl. VAT
Full time/part time
Next available date: 20/07/2020 10:00 - Nottingham
Last application: 19/07/2020

Course description

CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design

On this practical, Apple Mac-based course, you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative digital textile designs and patterns.

This course is ideal for textile and fashion print designers at the start of their career.

So long as you’ve an interest in textiles, fashion or surface pattern design you’ll be welcome to attend.

Ideally you’ll bring to the course textile or fashion print designs that you’re currently working on or which inspire you, so as to ensure you get the most out of the practical projects.

The course leader will teach specific skills related to your own requirements.

On this course, you will:

  • learn how to digitise and develop your designs using computer aided design (CAD)
  • learn how designers use CAD today to create innovative new work, and how they are thinking about textile design in the future
  • be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations and benefit from one-to-one tutorials to aid your development
  • learn about different pattern repeats, styles and layouts
  • learn how to create repeat patterns using Adobe Creative Suite to utilise your area of specialism: textile or fashion print design
  • experiment with software painting and drawing tools, image manipulation, pattern, repetition, texture and colour
  • learn how to create colour palettes using digital images
  • research current trends in textile design and fashion print
  • have the opportunity to create your own brief based on your own area of interest and personal style
  • be able to create and save digital files in the correct formats for print.

The course will be taught on Apple Mac computers and, whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have a have a good understanding of how the computer software can be used in different specialist areas to enable you to digitally reproduce your designs for commercial use.

You’ll also start to create a portfolio of new digital artwork that can be used for work or to enhance a CV, or be a part of a college application.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Professional

Entry requirement: You should have professional or academic experience in fashion design. Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Certificate of attendance

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Stephen is a brilliant tutor. He is very knowledgeable, clear, patient, and enthusiastic. His passion for his career shines through and it was great to be taught by someone with so much experience within the industry. I was at first quite daunted by both programmes, however I left feeling confident to create my own patterns and to experiment fur...
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I thoroughly enjoyed the CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design at Nottingham Trent University. Stephen is one of the best teachers I have ever come across. I learnt so much, so fast on this short course, and have come away with an even deeper love of textile print design and clear plan of progression for the future. What really came across wa...
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