This course is aimed at those who have gained an understanding of CAD for fashion print and textile design through professional experience or by having attended a beginner’s course at NTU or elsewhere.
It is suitable for those wishing to improve and expand their CAD skills, with a focus on enhancing your software knowledge further to enable you to create of a wider variety of designs.
As well as group project-based discussions and demonstrations, individual one-to-one sessions will allow for more personalised tutoring.
Ideally you will bring with you projects and ideas you are currently working on or designs you are interested in learning how to create.
The course leader will teach specific skills related to your own requirements.
On this course you will:
- create complex repeat patterns
- see how the new Textile Designer for Photoshop works
- understand about colour and print processes
- learn about digitising, tidying and cutting out hand-drawn designs
- learn how to present your designs on photographic garments and products
- learn about re-colouring and separating artwork for print
- learn best practice for artwork and file set-up
- learn about the processes to be able to sell your designs digitally online
- learn how to use websites such as Contrado and Spoonflower to sample your designs onto fabrics.
What will you gain?
After completing this course, you will have developed your individual CAD skills for fashion print further giving you the skills to create professional artwork.
In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You will have access to a Computer Aided Design (CAD) suite equipped with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Here's what our previous attendees said:
“Stephen is one of the best teachers I have ever come across.” FJ
“I enjoyed Stephen’s style of tutoring and enthusiasm throughout. The course was spot on – from start to finish. I would not hesitate to attend another course led by him.” PS
“Our tutor was available to suit our personal needs during the course, so everyone got what they expected. Working with our own artwork was great as well.” JF
Entry requirement: You should have professional or academic experience in fashion design. Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.
Tutor Profile: Stephen Rose has successfully worked as a freelance fashion and textile graphic designer since 1996, developing and designing creative print ideas for both major high street stores, such as Topman and River Island, and independent retailers in the UK and Europe.
Under the name of Now Fashion Graphics, Stephen’s design work includes creating t-shirt placement prints, all over fabric designs, licensed apparel, logos and branding.
Stephen has an in-depth knowledge of both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, enabling him to provide his clients and students with the best creative solutions tailored specifically to their individual needs.
Click through above to book your place online.
Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Three days of quality tuition with an expert tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 10
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.