New Workshop! Illustrator: A Fresh Look
Exciting news! Laura Coyle will be teaching a new 6 week Illustrator course starting April 5, 2021! Grab your spot here. It’s free for TDL members!
The course is for new or occasional Illustrator users, Photoshop users, and anyone who wants a refreshed perspective to better understand how Illustrator works from the ground up, and how it functions alongside the other apps in the Adobe Creative Cloud ecosystem.
A Walk In Her Shoes: Georgia O’Keeffe
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.
Your assignment is to create a collection or a single pattern inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe or our Georgia O’Keeffe mood board. The images and colors that we are presenting reminded me of Georgia O’Keeffe’s style and were all used in WGSN’s Home Decor A/W 22/23 reports. It’s so interesting to see her style represented in today’s trends!
Recording Posted: Smart Objects in Photoshop with Sherry London
Have you heard about Photoshop’s Smart Objects but aren’t sure how they should be used? In this one hour training Sherry shows us the power of Smart Objects and how we can start using them in our design work!
Sherry’s next presentation will be held on Monday, April 19th at 11am Eastern.
Textile Prints with Fizah Malik: Tile Prints
We are thrilled to announce that we just released a new tutorial in the Lab by the fabulous Fizah Malik!
This is the fourth 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 tile prints.
Recording Posted: LIVE One Hour Challenge
Chelsea recently hosted our third LIVE One Hour Challenge and the results were amazing! When you have an hour I encourage you to work through her exercise.
Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.
3/30/21 1pm : Look book Critique with MaryJane Mitchell
4/5/21 1pm: April Kickoff in the TDL
4/5/21*: Illustrator: A Fresh Look with Laura Coyle. Register here.
4/7/21 1pm: Live session of Illustrator: A Fresh Look with Laura Coyle
4/13/21 11am: Goals Check-In
4/19/21 11am: Photoshop Training with Sherry London
*no live events on this date, but material will be posted to the course page
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.
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.