Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design

   Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design is an educational tutorial that teaches how to use Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design. This book will enable you to accomplish all the essential tasks of textile design using Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design will guide you through step by step techniques for creating color combinations, repeats, color reduction of a tonal (watercolor) design and simple woven effects. You'll also learn how to use layers to create quick color combinations. This book is self published by Origin inc. It's 92 pages of tutorials and is spiral bound for ease of use. As equally important as the book itself is the CD that's included with the book. It contains practice images that correspond to the lessons in the book. These include weaves, textile images to color reduce, fashion bodies & objects to photo drape and 36 pages of color charts so that you can match colors accurately.
The instructions are given for Adobe Photoshop Version 9.0 (CS2
)  however this book will work well with versions 6.0 through 8.0.

   To be on the cutting edge of technology in the textile industry today is now easier than ever before thanks to Adobe PhotoShop! The book "Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design" is part of the The "Origin inc. Textile design collection". The Origin inc. Textile design collection was intended to give the designer the references and tools needed to create a compelling and complete textile collection.


"Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design"   Covers the following subjects:

      • Selection and Fill Tools (the basics)
      • Filling designs with a solid color
      • Color reduction in Adobe PhotoShop
      • Forced color reduction using the Marquee tool
      • Coloring your textile design
      • Cleaning your textile design
      • Editing a textile design (Copy, Cut and Paste)
      • Square and Half/drop Repeats
      • Creating a plaid
      • Mini bodies
      • Color reduction of a tonal textile design
      • Basic Photo draping
      • How to use the color charts included on the CD
      • Creating layers with various tools
      • Adjusting and Tinting layers
      • Matching the colors in your textile designto a color chart
      • Pulling colors within a layer
      • Using Color Range to select a mask
      • Reducing a layered design down to indexed color (advanced textile watercolor technique & color reduction)
      • Photo Draping using the warp tool.
      • Using Bicubic Interpolation to resample an image (resizing an image)
      • A note about pixels per inch
      • Placing colors on the Color Table in the order you want
      • Trapping and Platforming and Fall-ons in textiles



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Here’s a partial list of who has purchased the book Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design.


New Brunswick College of Craft & Design

Colorado State College

Kent State University

Trent University

Bowling Green State University

University of Wisconsin-State

North Carolina State University


J.C. Penney,

Cranston Printworks

Dillards inc.

Westpoint Stevens

Lane Bryant


Milliken & Company

International Textile Information inc.

Kayon corp.

Liz Claiborne

Pillowtex corp.

Rupert, Gibbon & Spider inc.

Springs Industries inc./Lyman Engraving

Echo Design Group inc.

Esquel Apparel inc.


Sportailor inc.

Burlington House

The Design Library

The Jackson Library (Greensboro N.C.)

We’ve also sold to corporations and individuals in the following countries

Denmark, Netherlands, Korea, Spain, India, Canada, Hawaii, Austrailia

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Want more? Introducing the Origin inc. textile design collections. These collections contain original fabric designs from the Origin inc. textile design library. When you buy a collection you are purchasing the rights to use them in textile design or surface design projects free and without special permissions. Either for their colors, techniques or simply used for their motifs the designer will have the freedom to use this collection as needed to complete the task at hand. For more information click the leaf.

 textile design collection


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