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Photoshop: Creating plaid fabrics with weaves using the power of smart objects for fast editing

Learn how to quickly create bias plaid fabrics with weaves, applying smart filters and utilizing the power of smart objects for high speed editing.

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Learn how to quickly create weaves in this course. Learn to use Photoshop's smart objects for high speed editing of your fabrics and learn the techniques and shortcuts to create a repeating tartan pattern.


Topics & techniques covered in this course:

  • Working in high resolution files
  • Using the Pantone solid colors pallet
  • Create a seamless repeating pattern
  • Implementing marquis and pencil tools
  • Offsetting, defining, transforming, and resizing the pattern
  • How to merge, group and duplicate layers
  • Using smart objects to work with individual components of your pattern
  • Importance of using the history pallet
  • Create woven plaids using warp and weft layer technique
  • Duplicating and creating a fill layer
  • Importance of usings Adobe RGB 1998 vs standard SRGB
  • Setting patterns for weaving textures
  • Applying hue and saturation to create colorways
  • Using the brush tool to create custom stitching around the swatch
  • Using work and stroke paths to create decorative stitching
  • Adding filters to change fabric from cotton to wool texture

*Purchase the 9 course bundle for a discounted price.*
Photoshop for textiles Bundle Includes:

How to create:

  • Stripes
  • Plaids
  • Half drop prints
  • Weaves
  • Camoflauge
  • Denim
  • Color separations



Your Instructor


Walter John Atkinson
Walter John Atkinson

Walter John Atkinson has taught for over fifteen years in Fashion and 3d modeling. He currently teaches live classes in Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchup Pro and 3D Maya. He currently teaches in NYC at FIT College and LIM College. Walter's online courses are the same as his live courses. He also is a Corporate trainer and has taught at over four hundred companies. Walter has taught MBA , Continuing Ed, Undergraduates, High School, Elementary school and over one thousand private and Corporate students. He has taught over eight thousand students in the past fifteen years, placing over one thousand students into career jobs.

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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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