on 20 May 2009
This brilliant book shows us how CAD has changed the face of textile design in such an interesting and challenging way. The book is full of stunning images, showing unique design ideas, which should help and inspire any textile student or practicing designer. The tutorials are clear and easy to follow, and the author has been careful to include good case studies. I particularly like the inclusion of design work which maintains a 'craft' aesthetic. This really is a must for all fashion and textile students and professionals.
Designer and Reader, Chelsea, and Associate Director of the Textiles Futures Research Group, UAL, London.
on 22 November 2011
Used this book a lot during my time at university and was a complete lifesaver. Easy to follow guides and lots of great suggestions and ideas. Gives you a basic overview of the different functions of Photoshop leaving you able to use them in your own way for the work you are doing. It's so helpful! If you're doing any kind of CAD work it's like a bible! Even now I've left uni I still use it and I'm glad to know I'll always have it. There are so many different aspects to Photoshop it's so easy to forget some of them so having them all in one book is great. Shows you how do create repeats, make shapes, blend objects, drape and loads more. It's brilliant. Great buy!
on 30 October 2012
I study printed textile design and this book is great for teaching shortcuts and providing inspiration for new ways to do things. I already use Photoshop a lot, but often find I just use the same techniques to create designs. This book is great as it not only has lots of examples of digital textiles to inspire you, but also shows you in very detailed steps how to use different techniques. It also has some sections on fashion illustration, so I think it would be useful for illustrators, fashion designers, or anyone else who wants to get a bit better at using photoshop, or start learning how to use it. Highly recommended.
on 5 August 2009
Bought this book a few weeks ago based on previous reviews and I must agree with what has been said. I've been considering taking up textile design and have been looking for a book to get me started on preparing a portfolio. This book has done that and more. It has shown me the possibilities of Adobe Illustrator and photoshop in terms of creating textile designs. I even test out the few designs I've managed to create in the Sims 3 and it always looks good (well that's another thing). Whether I go on to take the course or not (I'm an accountant and asking myself if I really want to change direction), this book has taught me far more than I could have expected. I'm glad I bought it and hope that I will one day go on to do what I've always loved to do - DESIGN. Highly recommended.