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Designing fabric textures (A work in progress)

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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!

 

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  1. Isabelle Farleigh says:

    awww so pretty!

  2. Gala Charron says:

    I love these posts where you take us through your creative process. So pretty! I can’t wait for SUYS this weekend!!!

  3. Amisha March says:

    Yay! Thanks Gala :)

  4. Amisha March says:

    Isabelle, thank you for taking the time to comment :))

  5. Verde Otaared says:

    I love these posts too, Amisha. I picked up collection today and love them!

  6. Amisha March says:

    Verde Thank You :) Glad you like them. If you make something send a picture to our Secondlife interiors flickr group if you like…we’d love to see it over there :)

  7. Peter Ward says:

    Thanks a bunch, your store has encouraged me to continue building, was loosed where to find the perfect texture.your blog helps me to adjust them for my world ….

  8. Amisha March says:

    Great news Peter :) Drop us a line anytime to share photos or have a chat :D

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