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Digital Textile Design, Second Edition

Digital Textile Design, Second Edition covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing digitally. Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design, Second Edition provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools. A series of inspirational tutorials, presented in step-by-step format, guide the reader through the process of creating designs that will be suited to both the traditional textile production process and to digital printing onto fabric. The book examines how designers can access the techniques of digital textile printing, looking at the work of those currently exploring its possibilities, and provides an insight into the technology involved. With a stunning new design, this edition has been updated in line with the latest developments in Adobe Creative Suite and contains new images throughout.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: TEXTILE DESIGN AND PRINT IN THE DIGITAL AGE (14pp) CHAPTER 2: DIGITAL DESIGN TUTORIALS (64pp) Introduction (18pp) Tutorials: 1. Using filters in Photoshop (4pp) 2. Creating complex colour blends (4pp) 3. Building floral motifs (4pp) 4. Cross-stitch effects (4pp) 5. Engineered prints (6pp) - Tutorial updated 6. Sequin effects (4pp) 7. Photomontage (4pp) 8. Building a brush palette (6pp) 9. Textured effects (4pp) 10. Creating a colour palette (8pp) CHAPTER 3: PATTERNS AND REPEATS (34pp) Introduction (2pp) Photoshop tutorials: Repeats 11. Basic block repeat (2pp) 12. Block repeat with offset filter (2pp) - Tutorial updated 13. Simple half-drop motif (2pp) 14. Half-drop repeat (4pp) Patterns 15. Gingham (4pp) 16. Creating stripes (2pp) Illustrator tutorials: Repeats 17. Basic pattern swatch (2pp) Patterns 18. Diamond pattern (4pp) 19. Plaid patterns (4pp) 20. Half-drop (4pp) CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATION (20pp) Introduction (4pp) Tutorials: 21. Displacement maps (4pp) - New tutorial 22. Texture map and line drawing (6pp) 23. Creating graphic silhouettes (4pp) - Tutorial updated CHAPTER 5: DIGITAL CRAFT (26pp) Pages 150-51 - New case study CHAPTER 6: TECHNOLOGY FOR DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING (21pp)

About the Author

Melanie Bowles is Senior Lecturer in Digital Textiles Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, with more than 15 years' teaching experience. She is also a textile designer and researcher and has sold and exhibited her work internationally. Ceri Isaac is a textile designer specializing in digital print and technology. She has over 10 years of industry experience and her work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York and the Textile Design Museum in Washington, DC.

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