Do you love to learn by watching videos?  Artist Michelle Fifis’ self-study module might be for you! Michelle Fifis is a textile design expert who consults with manufacturers and designers to create lucrative print collections. She runs the blog PATTERN OBSERVER and aims to support, inspire and promote those in the textile/ surface design world. Michelle has over ten years of industry experience

The Ultimate Guide to Repeats and Other Textile Design Essentials is aimed at artists who have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, this video-based class will offer you plenty of tips, structure and techniques to help you on your way!

In this class students will learn:

  1. How to create square and half-drop repeats in Illustrator and Photoshop
  2. How to evaluate artwork to decide if a square or halfdrop repeat is needed
  3. How to prepare artwork for textile design production through color separations
  4. How to label artwork for factory production, including a downloadable template

This self-study module will be video-based and upon payment, you’ll be directed to a page where you’ll be able to watch the complete collection of videos online, and it will also be available for download.

Lesson #1: An Overview of Textile Production
Lesson #2: The Importance of a Repeat
Lesson #3: A step-by-step guide to Illustrator Repeats
Lesson #4: A step-by-step guide to Photoshop Repeats
Lesson #5: Color Separation
Lesson #6: Labeling Your Artwork for Factory Production

CLICK HERE* to read more and sign up.

The videos are 5-15 minutes in length.  I haven’t done this class since I do repeats in Photoshop (and have an eBook for those who like to read and learn).  However, even though I haven’t used it personally, her experience and professionalism led me to tell you about it as I know many artists prefer to learn from videos and to date, I haven’t had any resources for those of you wanting to do repeats in Illustrator.

For even more in-depth information, about developing your own surface design collection, you can enroll in Michelle’s class that starts on May 7th, The Sellable Sketch: Developing an Irresistible Surface Design Collection!