By Kim Kight

In case you have ever dreamed of revealing your designs on cloth, cloth aficionado Kim Kight, of renowned weblog real Up, is right here to coach you ways. complete and refreshingly ordinary, this striking quantity positive factors major elements. First, the layout and colour part explains the fundamentals with step by step tutorials on developing repeating styles either via hand and at the laptop. subsequent, the Printing part publications you thru shifting these designs on fabric-whether its block printing, reveal printing, electronic printing or licensing to a cloth company-and tips to ascertain the easiest process for you.

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Make sure that any changes made to motifs that overlap the repeat boundaries are repeated on the opposite edge. Figure 2 Figure 1 a field guide to fabric design 3. Repeat Step 2 on the side edges (Figure 3). Because Smart Guides are turned on, you will see a notation in green that the group is vertically aligned with the right edge of the artboard. Also note that any motifs hitting one corner must be copied to all the other corners. Note: Illustrator doesn’t allow new patterns to be built from motifs or areas that are filled with a pattern—first you must Expand such fills, which transforms them into stand-alone objects.

Myth #2: I can use clip art in my designs. Reality: Not necessarily. Read the terms of use that come with the book, software, or website from which the clip art originated. Sometimes clip art is in the public domain, and sometimes you are not allowed to use it if you are selling whatever product the art is printed on. Myth #3: If the source of the work isn’t identified, the work is free for me to use. Reality: Definitely not true. It seems obvious that you can’t use work you find in a book or other publication, but less obvious for things you find on the Internet.

48 2. Add more motifs that overlap the top edge of the artboard. Here, the vertical centers of the motifs are aligned exactly with the top edge of the artboard. Group these motifs (Object > Group). Copy the group you just created (Edit > Copy) and place it along the bottom edge (Edit > Paste) (Figure 2). Select the copy together with the original group, and then click the top group once more to make it a key object. When aligning objects, the key object will remain in place and other selected objects will align to it.

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