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Tuesday, 12 March 2019
10am - 5pm
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£140 (£120)

New for 2019 this course is an introduction to using Photoshop to explore textile and surface pattern ideas through to a finished printable digital format.

Design your own beautiful and creative patterns from any source of inspiration and turn it into a document that you will be able to get ready for printing onto any surface or textile.

The course content covers, but is not limited to:

  • Creating documents
  • Saving documents in preparation for printing
  • Creating shapes
  • Using the colour tool
  • Transformation of shapes
  • Layer transparency
  • Layer masks
  • Finalising designs
  • Defining patterns for fills

Images will be provided to work from during the course. Please bring a notebook and pen and a USB stick to save your work on after the course.

This course requires some basic computer literacy, if you’re unsure then please contact us before booking by emailing:

This course is the ideal next step for anyone who has already attended our Pattern Design for Art, Fashion and Textiles course at Exeter Phoenix.

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


Lesley Goss BA Hons, PGDip CADCAM

Lesley studied BA Fashion/Textiles at Birmingham Polytechnic designing and printing fashion fabrics, T-shirts and hand painting silk scarves. Following that with a Post Graduate Diploma from Staffordshire University in Computer Aided Design and Manufacture.

More recently she became interested in using a combination of her mixed media drawings, photography and digital art in her textile designs, to create interesting design layers for surface pattern.