What is the course about?
This course is designed for students, teachers, designers and textile artists who would like to investigate the
creative potential of computers in textile design. While learning Photoshop, we explore colour, texture and
What will we cover?
The course covers:
-Painting and drawing on screen
-Creating patterns and textures
-Scanning images and fabric samples
-Collage, photomontage and image manipulation
-Repeat pattern and colourways
-File management and saving of digital designs
-Printing possibilities for textiles - on paper and cloth
You will work to a project of your choice, relating to your own work or favoured theme, with guidance from the
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Produce and save a range of digital textile designs for future development
- Produce some designs as prints on paper
- Feel confident and competent in using a computer and Photoshop for textile design
- Feel challenged to take design work further in the future.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners are welcome at this introductory level course. Working in Photoshop, you are encouraged to develop your
own design and work at your own pace. If you already have some knowledge of the programme you can work at your
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and
safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be
able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The programme will be taught through demonstration and helpful guidance. Technical assistance will be
available. Macs will be used, with Photoshop compatible to PC.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Books can be recommended but are not essential purchases. Printing costs are covered on the course. You will
need to buy CDs/ USBs for storing your work at the advice of the tutor.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, Build students receive 10%
discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what
you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing
Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and
conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on
Monday to Friday from 12:00 - 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details