Designing fabric textures (A work in progress)
It starts with a sketch, a doodle or in this case a little flower I had roughly painted and the process is pretty much the same if I am working on a pattern, creating fabric or textures.
1. Scan or photograph the drawing and open up the image in photoshop.
2. Clean – this bit is important, tidying up the image! Depending on how I want to use the design, if I want to use elements from the work or if I want to use the whole image, careful attention to details now makes life easier in the long run.
3. Arrange – once I have all the pieces I can arrange them into a seamless pattern and start to add texture and play around with the composition.
Once I have finished on one texture I always save as a psd file, then later I can go back and change the colours, re use some of the elements to make new patterns and start to pull together a collection!
Below is a sneak peek at something for Spruce up Your Space – I’ll have it finished for the weekend!