Workshop: Creating Textile Design in Photoshop

by - Friday, May 07, 2010

2010 Maiwa Textile Workshops
Creating Textile Design in Photoshop
Hitoshi and Heather Ujiie

$395 (Includes $50 Lab Fee) Four full days

October 4 - 7 (Mon - Thu) 10 am - 4 pm
Maiwa Loft, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 16

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

The computer is a powerful tool for the manipulation of image and motif in textile design, both for designing patterning and envisioning it as large-scale yardage. Equally, the ability to control output devices (such as printers that can handle fabric) has given the textile artist enormous control.

This workshop is an introduction to the computer-aided textile design process using Adobe Photoshop software, from concept to preparing for print. Participants will learn from an industry pioneer to design and develop printed patterns and to understand the fundamentals of digital file preparation, file formatting, creating repeats, and colouring as well as the basics of digital inkjet printing on cloth. Demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on projects with technical assistance will enable participants to explore their technological and creative concerns to the fullest.


Heather Ujiie has a BS in Visual Arts from SUNY, an Associates Degree in Textile Design from Fashion Institute of Technology, and an A.A. in Art Education from Brooklyn College. A native New Yorker, she has designed for Waverly, Polo Ralph Lauren, Schumacher, and Dan River, to name a few. Currently she creates digitally printed art installation pieces and commercial textiles, and teaches at both Moore College of Art and Design and Philadelphia University.


Hitoshi Ujiie, MFA, University of Georgia, and BFA, Kyoto Seika University, is a pioneer in the field of digital inkjet printing for textiles. His professional experience includes designing fine fabrics at internationally renowned Jack Lenor Larsen Design Studio. In 1991 he established Hitoshi Ujiie Design, a studio that specializes in the design of a wide range of new fabric products. He is an associate professor at Philadelphia University, where he established The Center for Excellence of Digital Inkjet Printing for Textiles.

Student Supply List

Laptop with Photoshop CS (CS 3 or 4 preferred). Please ensure you bring all adapters and cords. If you use a tablet bring that also. External storage device (hard drive or USB key with at least 2 GB free space. Sketch book, drawing tools. Bring several drawings and photographs 8" x 10" of your design work. If bringing digitized images please ensure they are 300 dpi in RGB mode. All other materials supplied.

Look for the full course calendar on the web in Mid May. A print version will be available in June. Registration opens June 21, 2010.

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