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CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design

Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University

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£550 PER COURSE

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29th Jul, 10:00am-4:00pm, Nottingham, NG1 4GH

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What will I learn?

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.

Ideally you’ll 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.

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.

“Stephen is one of the best teachers I have ever come across.” FJ

“Brilliant course. Stephen was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely do another course.” SG

“It has made me fall in love with the Uni and textiles, and has inspired me to apply for my MA at NTU.” LT

“From not having any knowledge of this subject prior, I have learnt so much in such a short amount of time. The tutor was amazing - he was so passionate and positive.” MM

“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 enjoyed learning Illustrator, building my confidence in design, and meeting like-minded people that I hope to stay in contact with. Stephen was an amazing tutor.” CC

“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

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NVQ Level 4 and relevant components

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CREATIVE SHORT COURSES AT NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

CREATIVE SHORT COURSES AT NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

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Nottingham Trent University is at the heart of creative education in the city.  We’ve been teaching original and innovative courses since 1843, making us one of the UK’s most well-established creative universities. Beginners, professionals, portfolio builders and hobbyists can attend a short course and become part of this inspiring environment.  Meet other adult learners who share your interests, and achieve your own personal and professional ambitions. Our short courses run during the evenings, Saturdays and summer holidays.  They fit around your daytime commitments and can support current or future studies. On a short course you’ll experience the same industry-standard facilities and expert tutors and

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