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Digital Textile Design

Digital Textile Design

Laurence King Publishing

By Melanie Bowles,and Ceri Isaac

Digital Textile Design covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing digitally.

Textile designers are beginning to realize the creative potential of digital textile design and are fast catching up with graphic designers who have taken to working digitally. New digital textile-printing technology is enabling designers to work with an almost unlimited palette of colors to produce work of staggering detail in relatively short timescales.

Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design provides the know-how for students andprofessionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools. A series of inspirational tutorials, presented in step-by-step format, guide the reader through the process of creating designs that will be suited to both the traditional textile production process, and to the new industry of digital printing onto fabric.

Against the backdrop of the development of digital print, the book discusses how designers can access this new technique, looks at the work of those currently exploring its possibilities, and also features the craft of embellishment that is being used to offset the apparent flatness of print.

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Size: 8-1/2 x 11 in;
Pages: 192 pp;
200 color illustrations
Format: Paperback
Publication: May 2009
ISBN: 9781856695862
ISBN10: 1856695867
Melanie Bowles is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Textiles at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London. For the past twenty years she has worked as a textile designer in industry and on a freelance basis for fashion and interior companies internationally.

Ceri Isaac is a Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion, specializing in digital technologies in the textile industry.