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TDL News 1-25-21

Live Event: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle

January’s Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle is all about working between Fresco and Adobe Illustrator. Laura will take some artwork from Fresco and import it into Illustrator, clean up the excess anchor points and look at other ways of making the workflow between these 2 apps more efficient.

Do you have any special questions that Laura can answer for you? Ask her here.

The presentation date is Tuesday, 1/26/21 at 11 am Eastern. A link will be sent out in the morning, but you can also find it here.

You can watch Laura’s last presentation on using the Recolor Art Tool here.



Upcoming Events

Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.

1/26, 11am: Illustrator Training with Laura Coyle

1/27, 1pm: Live One Hour Design Challenge. In this session Chelsea will lead us through a creative exercise that we will work on together! A Zoom link will be sent out on the morning of the event. All you need to bring is paper and a writing tool of your choice.

1/28, 1pm: Live Art Critique with MaryJane Mitchell

1/29 1pm: TDL Coloring Hour

2/1 1pm: February Kickoff. Let’s come together as a community and discuss the month ahead.

2/3 Speedy Design Challenge Released



Recording Posted: Indexing in Photoshop with Sherry London

We had another fabulous presentation with Sherry London on how the index tool works and how we can begin using this powerful tool. Sherry will continue this presentation on February 15 at 11am Eastern.

You’ll find the recording here.

In last month’s presentation Sherry showed us how we can use Photoshop’s new Pattern Preview tool to create half-drop repeats. The recording can be found here.




Recording Posted: Lesser Known Pattern Layouts

In this presentation you’ll discover five lesser known pattern layout styles that you can begin using in your pattern development work. Step-by-step instructions are included for developing both scenic and free-flowing layouts.
Members can watch the recording here.



Design Heroes: Yayoi Kusama

We are delighted to kick off a new monthly post series for 2021, created by Lab member Stephanie Chauvel (@stephanie-chauvel here in the Lab, @sc_patterndesign on Instagram.) Inspired by Lesson One of The Sellable Sketch where students are asked to identify and “walk in the shoes” of their favorite design hero, Stephanie brought to us the brilliant idea to focus on a different design hero each month as a group here in the Lab.

This month we will be taking a walk in Yayoi Kusama‘s shoes!

Learn more here.

Textile Prints with Fizah Malik: Non Prints

We are thrilled to announce that we just released a new tutorial in the Lab by the fabulous Fizah Malik!

This is the third in a series of tutorials that she has created for the Lab that will be released over the next few months. In this tutorial Fizah shares her technique for creating non prints.

Watch the tutorial here.

New: TDL Community Connect

Our TDL Video Chat room will now be open all day, everyday. Feel free to stop by while you are working on a project or to simply chat with your fellow members!

In the future we might need to have specific meeting times, but I wanted to open this opportunity up to people across various time zones and with different schedules.

Members can grab the link here.




Weekly Art Critiques. Please join the TDL community on THURSDAY at 1 PM Eastern for a live art critique. Our art critiques are fun events where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. A registration link will be emailed the morning of the critique and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.

January 24, 2021

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