Upcoming Event: Goals Check-in
Our February Goals Check-in is this Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm Eastern. There will not be a presentation during this time. Instead it is an opportunity to come together and see how everyone is doing with their goals and to-do lists!
If you need help getting started with goal setting please check out our goals course.
February Daily Challenge
This month we are pleased to have our first daily design challenge! The challenge started on February 1st but please join in at anytime throughout the month.
Please create one pattern or motif design based upon the prompt for the day. The trends that are starred will also be our speedy design challenges for the week.
If you would like to share your work on Instagram please use #TDLpatterntrendchallenge
A link to download the challenge instructions, as well as the challenge forum can be found here.
Recording Posted: LIVE One Hour Challenge
Last month Chelsea hosted our first LIVE One Hour Challenge. She led us through three creative exercises intended to get the creative juices flowing.
Recording Posted: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle
January’s Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle was all about working between Fresco and Adobe Illustrator. She shared her workflow and methods for working in Adobe Fresco that make the transition much easier.
Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.
2/09/21 1pm : Goals Check-In. Zoom link
2/15/21 11am : Live Photoshop Training with Sherry London
2/23/21 11am : Live Illustrator Training with Laura Coyle
2/24/21 1pm : Live One Hour Design Challenge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.