A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
"Frederick Chipkin of Kew Gardens NY has earned inclusion in Who's Who in America since 2004. He is also included in Who's Who in the world. To be chosen for inclusion, candidates must have held a position of responsibility or have attained a significant achievement. Frederick is best known for his book "Adobe PhotoShop for textile design". A textile designer for Liz Claiborne, Bernard Chause, Manager CAD dept I Appel, Owner of Design Society, and most recently Owner of Origin inc. Textile Design studio, Fredericks career has spanned 20 years in the industry."
Are you impressed yet? You should be because he has figured out all the bells and whistles of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Do you own the program and have figured out how to do, kinda, one of two things with it? Well, that's me. And I didn't have a clue how to use it for textile design. He has it all figured out and has written a book.
I started learning on the first pages of the book when he was just talking about the basic tools. I have always wondered about the clone stamp tool. I have tried to use it but never been successful. Chipkin gives step by step instructions for using the tool and includes a CD that has practice images for experimentation. Frankly, that step by step instruction and the practice image files are what makes the book invaluable. The book builds from instructions for each basic tool to instructions on how to combine all the tools to create complex patterns. And, from beginning to end all the instructions are step by step and have practice images on the CD. Did I mention that the instructions are step by step with images to practice on? Yep, I am just that excited by how easy to follow the instructions are!
If you are interested in owning this book for yourself, just leave a comment on this post. The drawing will be on Saturday. Good luck!