Digital mark making for textiles and stitch from photos

Digital Mark making from Photos


A new ecourse for Digital Mark making on your computer. This course is for stitch and textile artists or indeed artists of any kind. If you think you cannot draw, get ready to find the perfect solution. You can achieve stunning work finding marks on the computer by using your own photos.

We welcome all skill levels to participate. Detailed instructions and exercises clearly make this ecourse user-friendly. Follow the step-by-step photos with ease. Discover how to make marks exclusively using your own photos. In this unique ecourse, you will find everything you need to know to make unique and exciting marks for textiles and stitch.

What's included in the price?

* Line and Shadow
* Creating Marks
* Natural Marks
* Combining Images
* Development of Work
* Printing
* Stitch
* Illustrations
* Exercises
* Examples of work
* Stitch Projects

This ecourse is principally written for Photoshop (C5), but there are alternative suggestions for other software, some of it free. No software is included with the ecourse. It is also assumed that students know the basics of the software they use before using this ecourse. For example, how to drop a photo into the software.

Seven units cover all aspects of this subject. Fifteen exercises clearly offer simple processes needed to make marks rendering your work more interesting. You’ll be off the mark straight away from Unit one.

What you will need

Your own computer and photos you wish to use.


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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Anna Wanless - - #31997

A lovely course with a great range of resources which I found enriching. Karen's input is individually tailored and demonstrates her breadth of creative experience and information.
I have recommended this course to a number of people and would not hesitate to do so again.

Response from Karen Platt:

Thank you so much Anna

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Ruth Garner - - #29902

I registered on this course a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much. It was well structured and the course notes were very detailed and incredibly useful. I enjoyed the high level of support given by Karen and from fellow students. I would highly recommend this course.

Response from Karen Platt:

Thank you Ruth, so glad you enjoyed the course. It was a pleasure to teach you.

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Sandra Lo - - #29876

Karen is an enthusiastic & very experienced teacher & artist. I learned a lot from this course & was greatly inspired by her skills and work!

Response from Karen Platt:

Thank you Sandra, I am so glad you learned so much from the ecourse.

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Jane hyde - - #29861

I did this course a couple of years ago - would definitely recommend, very comprehensive and yours to keep so you can revisit it.

Response from Karen Platt:

Thank you Jane

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Dianne Nunn - - #29860

This course enhanced my basic knowledge of photoshop and gave me confidence to develop my own ideas and designs. Karen was always happy to help whenever I was unsure and the course notes continue to be of use.

Response from Karen Platt:

Glad you enjoyed the ecourse Dianne. Always love seeing your work.

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