CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design (Saturdays) - Nottingham Trent University



On this practical, Apple Mac-based course, you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative digital textile designs and patterns. This course is ideal for textile and fashion print designers at the start of their career. So long as you’ve an interest in textiles, fashion or surface pattern design you’ll be welcome to attend. The course leader will teach specific skills related to your own requirements. On this course, you will: - learn how to digitise and develop your designs using computer aided design (CAD) - learn how designers use CAD today to create innovative new work, and how they are thinking about textile design in the future - be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations and benefit from one-to-one tutorials to aid your development - learn about different pattern repeats, styles and layouts - learn how to create repeat patterns using Adobe Creative Suite to utilise your area of specialism: textile or fashion print design - experiment with software painting and drawing tools, image manipulation, pattern, repetition, texture and colour - learn how to create colour palettes using digital images - research current trends in textile design and fashion print - have the opportunity to create your own brief based on your own area of interest and personal style - be able to create and save digital files in the correct formats for print. The course will be taught on Apple Mac computers and, whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions. What will you gain? By the end of the course you’ll have a have a good understanding of how the computer software can be used in different specialist areas to enable you to digitally reproduce your designs for commercial use. You’ll also start to create a portfolio of new digital artwork that can be used for work or to enhance a CV, or be a part of a college application. 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. Level: Professional Entry requirement: You should bring to the course textile or fashion print designs that you’re currently working on or which inspire you, so as to ensure you get the most out of the practical projects. 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: 'I chose this course as I wanted to develop my CAD skills for textile design. It was a great course and a great tutor. I particularly enjoyed the one to one support and clear instructions given by the tutor.' 'This course enabled me to re-visit some of my creative skills. I came knowing nothing and I left a changed person. I enjoyed everything and I am already looking at when I can make the next course.' NW '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 'I chose this course as I wanted to improve my skills and build a portfolio. I learnt so many new skills, especially on Photoshop and Illustrator. Stephen, the tutor, was excellent. He had so much enthusiasm about the course and never ending knowledge. There was no problem too big or small and he makes you feel that anything is achievable. He really helped to build my confidence.' FC 'Stephen was fabulous, so friendly and supportive. Could not fault hm or the course' HC 'Stephen helped to generate a marvellous learning and supportive atmosphere. I have taken away new skills and knowledge from the course' CA 'It's been one of the best courses I've ever attended. Full of content, time and space to develop and be creative. The tutor was incredibly helpful and generous with sharing knowledge' HH 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. We can advise you further on this after your booking request is confirmed.

What's included in the price?

25 hours over 5 weeks of quality tuition with an experienced tutor. Certificate of attendance upon completion. Maximum class size: 10


5 weeks

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Vision impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Accommodation offered
  • Residential
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • UK Holiday
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Public transport
  • Weekends
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