We believe in big ambition.
So when you say you want to build a global career in surface pattern design, create an arresting signature style with market cut-through or take charge and lead as a creative dynamo, we say… sure. Let’s make everything you can imagine, real.
How? With the industry’s best fabric design courses from a world-leading textile design studio. From helping you master your paintbrush to specialist photoshop courses for our industry, we pair creative design skills with commercial savvy, so great things can happen.
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Courses that are a cut above.
Want to create Givenchy-worthy fabric design or surface patterns that make a splash with Seafolly? Yep, we’ve been there, done that. Whether you’re just starting out or you have runs on the board and it’s time to step up, learn the skills you need to carve out the career you’ve been dreaming of.
Master the right tools for the trade
Although surface pattern design is all about making beautiful things that you can touch, we live in a digital world. Long before that beautiful thing is made, it’s a design that’s crafted in a digital space. Yes, you need a good eye, solid drawing skills and a penchant for painting. And we can help you hone your artistic talent. But you also need to know the tech.
Quality Adobe Photoshop training is a must for any creative looking to make a career out of their artwork. Our Photoshop courses give you exactly the right skills you need to master the craft of surface pattern design for a commercial world. How do we know? It’s what we do every day. We’ve made more beautiful things than we can count – and there’s nothing quite like seeing them out in the real world.
Mind totally blown! I wish I knew this trick when I first started scanning my artwork. It's an outstanding class and it breaks down the steps in Adobe Photoshop to design a beautiful design.
Suzanne Heitz, Georgia
This class is essential for beginners and intermediate painters. The video content is amazing. Seeing how a professional holds the brush and applies the gouache really enhances the learning experience.
Sarah Aragon Capurso, Madrid
Supurb! Everything was fantastic, most of all the shading tips and the selection of the motifs. It's so very worth it! I needed to clear my mind about so many doubts.
Yana Edwards, Brisbane
Excellent course for building up your skill knowledge step-by-step without being overwhelmed all at once.
Kes Andrews, Orkney Islands
This course is excellent! I have found myself in the past being creatively stunted due to overthinking how a paisley design "should" look but now I feel I have the knowledge to move forward and create some interesting designs. I can't recommend enough! The amount of skill these tutors have is incredible.
Renate Jaunzeme, London
I highly recommend it. The course is not just about watercolour florals, it also gives that extra detail about what to keep in mind when designing for textiles which is important to self-taught artists like myself. Thank you!
Want to feel confident, inspired and ready to create surface pattern designs that sell?
See what our courses can do for you.
- LEARN HOW TO BACK YOURSELF AND PROPEL YOUR CAREER FORWARD
- TURN YOUR HOBBY INTO DOLLARS AND TAKE YOUR PASSION TO THE BANK
- EXPAND YOUR SKILLSET AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS
- HONE YOUR TECHNIQUE AND CHARGE MORE FOR WHAT YOU DO
- PRODUCE MORE EYE-CATCHING RESULTS, FASTER
- GAIN INDUSTRY INSIGHTS AND DELIVER VALUE TO YOUR WORKPLACE
- GET TECH SAVVY WITH INDUSTRY-TAILORED PHOTOSHOP TRAINING
- GET A CREATIVE SUPERCHARGE AND HIT HIT YOUR COMMERCIAL GOALS
- LEARN FASTER THAN ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
- GET INSTANT FEEDBACK FROM WORKING TEXTILE DESIGNERS
- BUILD CONNECTIONS WITH A COMMUNITY OF CREATIVES
- CREATE WITH CONFIDENCE AND BUILD A GLOBAL CAREER
- TAKE CHARGE, INFLUENCE AND LEAD
Sharpen your pencils and pick up your paintbrush. Let us help you take your surface pattern design to the next level.
Beginners Tutorial: Floral Illustration
UPLEVEL YOUR LINEWORK WITH SIMPLE PENCIL SWAPS AND GAME-CHANGING TECHNIQUES.
Beginners Tutorial: Watercolour Florals
GAME-CHANGING TRICKS FOR WOW-WORTHY FLOWING WATERCOLOR FLOWERS.
UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF LAYERING GOUACHE AND GIVE YOUR TROPICALS NEW LIFE!
UNLOCK THE SECRET TO PAINTING STUNNING, VINTAGE-STYLE ROSES AND PEONIES.
NAIL THAT TRICKY TEAR DROP AND CREATE A SRONG SET OF CO-ORDINATING, ETHNIC SHAPES.
Not all Photoshop courses are created equal. Get Photoshop training from the industry's best and learn the ins and outs of surface pattern design from those who know.
Complete Repeat Course
UNLOCK EVERY REPEATING PATTERN DESIGN, EVER. FROM DEBUT TO ADVANCED DESIGNS, YOU'LL LEARN IT ALL.
Color Theory & PS
BUILD YOUR COLOR AWARENESS, REFINE YOUR DESIGNERS EYE AND LEARN ADVANCED COLOR FOR PS
COMPLETE A BEAUTIFUL WATERCOLOR FABRIC OR SURFACE DESIGN, READY FOR PRODUCTION.
ALL THE NUTS AND BOLTS YOU NEED TO CONTRUCT A REPEATING PRINT PATTERN IN PHOTOSHOP.
DESIGN UP THE MOST GLORIOUS OF VINTAGE-STYLE PRINTS IN THIS FAB PHOTOSHOP COURSE.
ASSEMBLE YOUR ETHNIC ELEMENTS WITH THIS ELEVATED, INDUSTRY-APPROVED PROCESS.
10 Stunning Commercial Designs
MULTIPLY YOUR PRODUCTIVITY (YES, SERIOUSLY!) WITH THIS LIFE-CHANGING COURSE.
CARVE OUT THE CREATIVE CAREER YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF. INTAKES ARE OPEN ONLY ONCE EACH YEAR.
Your greatest creation is you. It's time to shine.
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What you'll learn
Ready to go where your creativity is taking you? Let us help you get there quicker, with our surface pattern design and Photoshop courses for the real world.
Tips and tricks to plan and execute your artwork like a pro.
Master your tools and give your designs the boost they need to stand out in the market.
Supercharge your creativity and learn how to compose beautiful designs with a wide appeal.
From spotting trends to understanding commercial textile production, get insider knowledge for global industry experts.
Level up your finished designs and produce industry-standard artworks ready for production.
Skill up and learn time-saving hacks to keep your creative wheels turning.
Make your Photoshop POP!
Whether you're an absolute beginner, have some experience but you're not sure how to apply your skills to surface pattern design, or you know what you're doing but you're looking to sharpen your skills, we've got the Photoshop courses for you.
Why Photoshop? We use it every day and we can hand-on-heart say it's absolutely the most essential software to learn if you want to become a surface pattern design professional.
- Photoshop is versatile, allowing you to work with the widest range of design styles.
- The program offers pencils and brushes, so you can draw and paint artworks right there on the screen.
- If you love nothing more than the feeling of a paint brush in your hands (who doesn’t?), you can still make art the old fashioned way and scan the image to use in Photoshop.
- Artwork still need a little love? Photoshop offers great tools to tidy up your image.
- Once your artwork is complete, you can use the same software to create your patterns (no exporting and changing programs).
- And you can make full use of its vast array of tools to tweak your work quickly and easily until you have your winning design.
Adobe Photoshop is our bread and butter, and it will be for you too. The better your Adobe Photoshop training, the better your chance of landing and keeping good clients. And when you take one of our Photoshop courses, you won’t just be getting generic Photoshop training, we’ll teach you exactly the skills you need to carve out a career in surface pattern design, Plus, to make it as easy as possible for you to jump straight in, all our Adobe Photoshop classes are delivered online, so you can plan your study time around your life.
Keen as mustard? Take your first Photoshop course today and see what a difference it can make to your creations. There's no reason why you can't start working after taking just one of our Photoshop courses. There are plenty of designers out there who start with just very basic Photoshop training, often self-taught. Just remember, when you do get industry-level training, the results speak for themselves, and your potential is basically limitless. The broader your abilities and technical know-how, the more (and more money) you can make in this industry.
Loved by our students
Nothing makes us happier than a happy student. Here's what our graduates have to say about our surface pattern design and Photoshop training.
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WE THINK WHAT YOU'LL LEARN WITH US IS WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN GOLD. BUT WE ALSO UNDERSTAND IT'S A TOUGH JOB MARKET, AND SOMETIMES JUST HAVING THE SKILLS ISN'T ENOUGH. THAT'S WHY WE OFFER YOU A COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATION AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE TO SHOW YOU GRADUATED. JUST BYO CAP AND GOWN.
We’ve been through the highs and lows of textile design for 30 years now – and we know the creative process can be hard.
We know what it’s like to work under pressure. We know what it’s like to feel creatively stretcccchhhhed. And we know what it’s like to have big ambitions.
From hand painting to Photoshop print design, we want you to feel the joy of creating for a living. So we’re here to make it simple.
- We’re real, working textile designers here to champion you and answer your questions.
- We offer warm and friendly support (with a healthy dose of tough love when needed) to guide you on your path.
- We give you lifetime access so you can learn at your own pace (and go back and do it again whenever you need).
This is your chance to make your mark!
*Yes, that’s billion with a b. Be next to grab your slice of the pie.
Still have some questions?
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What is The Print School?
Who is The Print School for?
Do I need experience?
Im already a fabric designer, will I learn anything new?
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How much do The Print School courses cost?
How long are the courses and can I do it at my own pace?
Is The Print School only online?
Do I need a specific computer program?
Do I need specific art supplies and materials?
How long do I have access to my courses for?
But what exactly is the private Facebook group for?
Are there any tests or assessments when I finish my course?
Will I get a certificate at the end?
Do you offer payment plans?
I don't have a credit card, can I pay any other way?
Can I share my course?
Why should I pay for a course when I can get free design tutorials on YouTube?
Why do you charge in US dollars?
I've changed my mind, can I get a refund?
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