How To Create a Surface Design Motif with Adobe Capture

I’m a really big Adobe CC nerd and I’ve been doing a lot of work lately digitizing motifs for pattern and surface design, and discovered a super quick way of translating IRL sketches into quick cleanable vector art for Illustrator. If you’re curious, a creator o…

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How to Create a Simple Pattern in Illustrator for a Spoonflower Test Swatch

There are tons of ways to create swatches and print fabric, but this tutorial is going to use the super-easy online service Spoonflower in combination with Adobe Illustrator. Spoonflower is a great and simple way to create an easy test swatch.

Adobe vs Kaledo vs Ned Graphics vs Etc. : The Great Technical Debate & Showdown in Textile Software

“If you want to do the job correctly, you have to have the right tools,” was a mantra of my grandfather, who was a jewelry designer and gemologist for close to 50 years of his life. I’ve always taken this to heart in my own design practice, as I 100% believe a g…

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How To Digitize Your Floral Design and Not Have A Bad Time Doing It

HEY GUYS! So the last time we met we had a great time together making a floral design for spring. And we made something beautiful together, and you should never forget that. Check out PART 1 if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

But now comes the real magic.

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DRUNK TEXTILES// How To Make A Floral Fabric Design and Have A Good Time Doing It

It’s SPRING! And what better way to celebrate than by putting together your own floral fabric pattern? I know florals are so tired, but hear me out and maybe we can put a spin on an old classic together.

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