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By Kim Kight

ISBN-10: 1607053551

ISBN-13: 9781607053552

When you have ever dreamed of revealing your designs on cloth, fabric aficionado Kim Kight, of renowned weblog precise Up, is right here to educate you the way. accomplished and refreshingly elementary, this outstanding quantity good points major elements. First, the layout and colour part explains the fundamentals with step by step tutorials on growing repeating styles either by means of hand and at the machine. subsequent, the Printing part courses you thru moving these designs on fabric-whether its block printing, reveal printing, electronic printing or licensing to a cloth company-and how you can confirm the easiest process for you.

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Open the file and clean up any stray black 4. To convert to anti-aliased art, proceed to Step 5. pixels with the Eraser tool. Convert the file to Grayscale (Image > Mode > Grayscale); then click OK in the dialog box that pops up (you want the default Size Ratio of 1). Open the Layers panel (Window > Layers)—you must double-click on the lock to make the artwork editable. Name the layer as desired. To continue working with un-anti-aliased art: Go to Photoshop > Preferences > General and set the Image Interpolation to Nearest Neighbor (Preserve Hard Edges) (Figure 3).

Open-Source Software Free, open-source software alternatives (software that is free of charge and can be used and distributed at will) to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are available. GIMP is a raster image editing program, and Inkscape is a vector image editing program. They function similarly to their Adobe competitors with respect to creating repeating patterns. However, you cannot work with Pantone colors in these programs. com), that make repeat setup and coloring a snap when designing pattern repeats.

This is a popular choice for multicolored fabrics. Tetrad: A combination of four hues spaced evenly on the color wheel; for example, blue, redviolet, orange, and yellow-green.

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