So, you have a great idea for a t-shirt print range - but how do you get those ideas digitised and printed?
This Mac-based course is about the art and business of t-shirt design.
You’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create innovative digital t-shirt graphics and patterns, whilst also learning how to present and promote your designs.
Whether you’re at the beginning of your t-shirt print design career or looking to develop and enhance your skills further, this course will demonstrate how CAD can bring your designs to life.
The course will give you the opportunity to develop your own brief based on your area of interest and personal style.
During the course you will:
- learn about different prints and pattern repeats
- explore layout, images and fonts
- find inspiration from online resources (and understand copyright)
- digitise hand-drawn images
- learn about composition, scale and placement
- create unique colour palettes using digital images
- experiment with software drawing and painting tools
- visualise your designs on photographic forms
- investigate different printing techniques, their suitability to your designs and their costs
- research current trends, and learn how designers are thinking about the future of t-shirt design.
You will be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations and benefit from one-to-one tutorials.
What will I gain?
By the end of the course, you’ll have gained an understanding of how design software can be used to digitally reproduce your designs for commercial use.
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.
Entry requirement: You should have professional or academic interest in t-shirt design. Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.
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.
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.
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 10
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