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TDL News 12-21-20

Chelsea’s Challenge: A New Approach

To celebrate the new year, this month Chelsea is trying a personal approach to Chelsea’s Challenge. “The challenge starts with reflecting on your artistic habits, your go-to motifs and techniques, and what leaves you feeling stalled or stuck. There’s no better time than the end of one year and the start of the next to reflect on these things, and you may find this challenge useful in tandem with our Pattern Planning and Goal Setting course.”

Members can explore this inspiring challenge here.




Recording Posted: New Recolor Artwork Tool

For December’s session Laura gave us a tour of the NEW Recolor Artwork feature in Adobe Illustrator. “This feature was updated in the newest version of Illustrator (2021) that was released last month at Adobe MAX, and allows you to sample colors from images in your document. The new feature is really fun to work with, and Adobe left all of the original panels intact as well, so we still have the original controls for Recolor Artwork.”

You can watch the recording here.




Recording Posted: Photoshop’s Pattern Preview with Sherry London

Last Tuesday we kicked off our new monthly presentations with Sherry London! In this first presentation she showed us how we can use Photoshop’s new Pattern Preview tool to create half-drop repeats. The recording can be found here.

What other questions do you have about Photoshop? We would like to cover these topics in our upcoming training sessions with Sherry. Please let us know through this Google form.






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 Tutorial: Developing Coloring Pages

Have you taken part in our Friday Coloring Hour? During these weekly video calls you can bring your own project to work on, or print out and use one of our coloring pages. Chelsea is the one who creates these coloring pages, and has a lot of fun making them! We had a request for a tutorial on how she creates these pages, and you will learn how in this new video!

Check it out 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. There will be no Art Critique this week. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.

December 20, 2020

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