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creating seamless tiles in illustrator cs6 with polar grid tool and mandalas

 

 

from pizza slice to full mandala in minutes. here are some visuals of what was happening during our live session tonight. i just finished teaching the master textile design creativity track and couldn’t stop looking at this mandala and had to share.  Continue reading “creating seamless tiles in illustrator cs6 with polar grid tool and mandalas”

fashion illustration with watercolor online class

 

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2013 means more hands on creativity outside of the computer. to me anyways.  i have spent the last several years freelancing and teaching and editing.. like a lot… it’s time to bring color back onto this blog.. i am constantly surrounded by it and i am going to share it more

Fashion Croquis in water color

it had been quite a while since i used water color, thanks to katie rogers’ class over at paper fashion i finally picked up my brushes again and doodled my fashion illustration that is based on my inspiration ( pinterest). Continue reading “fashion illustration with watercolor online class”

2013 – Pantone color of the year – Emerald -17-5641

 

It’s official Pantone announced next year’s color of the year to be Emerald.

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A cool hue for us to enjoy throughout all of 2013, from fashion designs to home ware and more. This year we enjoyed the warm Tangerine Tango color all over the place. Let’s see what you will design with this?

To learn more about this years color  you can visit Pantone’s  Color announcement by clicking here. There you can scroll to the bottom of the page and read more about several of the previous year’s colors. Enjoy!

Tie Dye in Photoshop?

 

Creating the next live online Textile Masterclass series is a lot of fun. Part of the first series is how to create tie dye print within Photoshop. Entirely digitally without getting your fingers dirty. There are several easy steps like using a gradient and then putting a pattern on top of it with a Layer blending mode. Continue reading “Tie Dye in Photoshop?”

Summer Workshops – Learn Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6

 

My June and July schedule for live classes is up and you can click here to see the details.

Pretty much I  have a set of beginners for Illustrator for fashion design and non fashion design and a beginners for Photoshop for fashion design and non fashion design.


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Video Fashion Design process from idea to finished garment – Designer Eva Franco

Today I am sharing this great quick lovely video by Los Angeles Fashion Designer Eva Franco who let’s us peak into her studio and follow along her design process.

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Video sneak peeks new Photoshop: New interface, rich cursor support, background save for Photoshop – really?

 

Oh… I am so excited that Adobe is starting their sneak peeks. Being a beta tester with Adobe is a huge privilege, but the problem is that you are not allowed to talk about anything to anyone… yes we do have a forum to talk to about things to other pre-release tester, but it’s not the same as talking to you Fashion and Textile design community.

 

But here is something official that you can view and I won’t get in trouble for. And it is a great new feature that has been requested for a long time. Background SAVE!
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Great new courses already available to my all access members

My website currently only advertises and shows access to 6 courses, but all access members can access 2 more (8 full courses total).

Both of these assume that you already worked your way through the beginner courses

and are ready to progress to the next level. Continue reading “Great new courses already available to my all access members”