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Digital Textile Design

Digital Textile


Course Description

This course will help students to explore the creative possibilities of digital textile design techniques, tools, and processes It will also introduce the basics of color, drawing, composition and repeats with step by step exercises and examples in Adobe Photoshop

Through a series of creative projects, the course will provide an invaluable insight into the techniques and practice of digital textile surface design, and covers the latest digital print technologies as well as both hand and traditional techniques

Course Objectives

  • To control digital textile design systems to produce object or form oriented drawings and renderings
  • Explore Photoshop tools and adopt quick/effective techniques to develop designs
  • Handle digital tools to render different fabric surfaces
  • Recognition of the importance of labelling and packaging a product as a tool to attract potential consumers' attention and increase the probability of its sale
  • Realization of the importance of trend research and development of trend forecast packs

Course Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course students will learn
  • To develop opened design process that originated with inspiration, storyboard, motifs composition creation
  • All basic necessary technical information of design development processes through CAD
  • Expert to create textile designs from any specific themes on customer demand or requirement
  • Develop the ability to create pattern repeats in Adobe Photoshop
  • Able to prepare print ready documents and have a greater knowledge of the processes involved with digitally printing textile designs onto fabric

Teaching Methodology

The course is 100 practical and will be taught through a series of assignments, peer learning, and presentations along with demonstrations and audio visual aids for practical activities Research work, class juries and peer discussions will be done in each assignment