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Publisher Comments:

Digital Textile Design covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing digitally.

Textile designers are beginning to realize the creative potential of digital textile design and are fast catching up with graphic designers who have taken to working digitally. New digital textile-printing technology is enabling designers to work with an almost unlimited palette of colors to produce work of staggering detail in relatively short timescales.

Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design provides the know-how for students andprofessionals 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 the new industry of digital printing onto fabric.

Against the backdrop of the development of digital print, the book discusses how designers can access this new technique, looks at the work of those currently exploring its possibilities, and also features the craft of embellishment that is being used to offset the apparent flatness of print.

Synopsis:

This book outlines the process of creating designs, looking at the vital role played by drawing, color, style and content. It also analyses how to contextualise and communicate effectively in order to build a professional portfolio, whether through traditional design staples or via a more innovative approach. It examines the positions occupied by designers in the industry, and the technical and ethical considerations of which they must be aware.

Synopsis:

AVA Academia’s Fundamentals titles are designed to introduce students to the key elements of visual arts subjects and the ideas that underpin them. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential introduction to the discipline.

The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design is about contemporary practice in printed textile design. It provides an introduction to the creative skills, techniques and processes required by designers in order to produce a professional, creative and commercially aware portfolio. The book outlines the design process, looking at the vital roles played by drawing, color, style and content. It also looks at how to contextualise and visually communicate effectively in order to build a professional portfolio, whether with traditional design staples or via a more innovative approach.

About the Author

Alex Russell studied printed textiles in Manchester, and worked as a designer and teacher before becoming a full-time lecturer in Nottingham. He then set up a freelance business, working from Brussels, Amsterdam and the UK, with an international client list creating print, pattern, forecasting and illustration work for fashion and interiors.

Alex is now a senior lecturer on the Textile Design for Fashion programme at Manchester Metropolitan University and continues to practise as a freelance designer. His work features widely in books on print and pattern, and his research interests include exploring the potential of digital fabric printing and generative design.

Table of Contents

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Introduction

How to get the most out of this book

 

Chapter one: The framework

The past

The present

The future

The planet

 

Chapter two: Answering the brief

The brief

Getting started

Colour

Final designs

 

Chapter three: Context and communication

Industry criteria

The bigger picture

Illustration, identity and art direction

 

Chapter four: Style and content

Design categories

Making colour work

Change and flexibility

Design evolution

 

Chapter five: Working professionally

The collection

The portfolio

Working for yourself

Working for an employer

 

Chapter six: Technical considerations

The manufacturing process

Analogue work

Digital work

Copyright

Sustainability

 

Summary and Conclusions

Resources / The Canon

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Acknowledgements / Picture Credits

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781856695862
Subtitle:
Portfolio Skills
Publisher:
Laurence King Publishing
Author:
Bowles, Melanie
Author:
Isaac, Ceri
Author:
Russell, Alex
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
Textile & Costume
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Portfolio Skills: Fashion & Textiles
Publication Date:
20090506
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.90x8.40x.90 in. 1.65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Fashion » General and Costumes
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Textiles

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"Synopsis" by ,

This book outlines the process of creating designs, looking at the vital role played by drawing, color, style and content. It also analyses how to contextualise and communicate effectively in order to build a professional portfolio, whether through traditional design staples or via a more innovative approach. It examines the positions occupied by designers in the industry, and the technical and ethical considerations of which they must be aware.

"Synopsis" by ,

AVA Academia’s Fundamentals titles are designed to introduce students to the key elements of visual arts subjects and the ideas that underpin them. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential introduction to the discipline.

The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design is about contemporary practice in printed textile design. It provides an introduction to the creative skills, techniques and processes required by designers in order to produce a professional, creative and commercially aware portfolio. The book outlines the design process, looking at the vital roles played by drawing, color, style and content. It also looks at how to contextualise and visually communicate effectively in order to build a professional portfolio, whether with traditional design staples or via a more innovative approach.

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