By Kim Kight
When you've got ever dreamed of unveiling your designs on textile, cloth aficionado Kim Kight, of well known web publication actual Up, is right here to educate you ways. accomplished and refreshingly straight forward, this outstanding quantity gains major elements. First, the layout and colour part explains the fundamentals with step by step tutorials on growing repeating styles either via hand and at the computing device. subsequent, the Printing part courses you thru moving these designs on fabric-whether its block printing, monitor printing, electronic printing or licensing to a material company-and the way to ensure the simplest procedure for you.
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It also helps to print your design out on paper and tape the tiled pieces together on your design wall so that you can see if you like how it flows. Proofing will help identify misalignments along the repeat edges. To render a repeat for proofing by hand, simply place the original design beneath a large sheet of tracing paper, trace, then move the original over one repeat (placed according to the chosen repeat type, see page 20), and trace again. coffee cups, a Brie wheel, and croissants without its oblong shape creating unintentional stripes.
See the chart (next page) for details. The problem with unidentified vintage fabric designs is that there is no way for the average person to reliably identify the date of original “publication” (printing) of a fabric. However, you can make an educated guess based on colors, weave, design styles, and other factors. ) If the work was registered after January 1, 1978, WHAT’S IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN? gov/records. , or pay to have it done for you. If you want to risk reproducing a vintage textile design, be sure to document your attempts to identify the design’s origins and obtain permissions to reproduce it.
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).