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.
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.
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.
Modern accommodation is available a short walk from our studios and is available to those booked on to a summer school course for an additional fee.
Accommodation can be booked online via the link above.
If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 10
Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 4FQ