Frederick Chipkin of Kew Gardens NY has earned inclusion in the 2008
edition of Who's Who in America and in the 2008 Edition of Who's Who in the world.
Frederick's biography has been included in Who's Who Since 2004. To be chosen
for inclusion, candidates must have held a position of responsibility or have attained a
significant achievement. Frederick graduated Parsons School of design with a BFA
in surface design. A textile designer for Liz Claiborne, Bernard Chaus, Manager
CAD dept. I Appel, Owner of Design Society Textile Design studio, and most recently
Owner of Origin inc.Textile Design studio, Fredericks career has spanned 20 years in
the industry.Frederick is best known for his book "Adobe PhotoShop for textile design".
Front cover of Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design
About his book
Frederick wrote his book "Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design" in 2001
and has been continuously updating it ever since. As of 2008 "Adobe Photoshop
for Textile Design" is in its seventh edition. The main focus of Frederick's
book is to enable the textile designer to accomplish all the essential tasks of
textile design without the use of a proprietary program or plugins. It guides
you through step by step techniques for creating color combinations, repeats,
color reduction of a tonal (watercolor) design and simple woven effects.
There's also a section on how to use layers to create quick color combinations.
There is a CD included with the book that contains color charts and practice images.
Selection and Fill Tools (the basics)
Filling with a solid color
Cleaning your textile design
Basic color reduction for textiles in Adobe PhotoShop
Advanced color reduction for tonal textile designs
Coloring your textile design
Editing a textile design
Half drop and square Repeats
Creating a plaid
Color reduction of a tonal textile design
Photo Draping a textile design onto a body or object
How to use the color charts included on the CD
As a step by step tutorial Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design leads
you through in an organized and effective way and leaves you armed
with key concepts and versatile design techniques so that you
have the freedom to experiment and create.
May 2010: Frederick has just started teaching at CraftEdu, an online learning center.
CraftArtEdu offers the possibilities of taking courses from the most renowned artists in their media by traveling the short distance to your computer! CraftArtEdu is the destination for high value, in depth instruction in your media of choice.