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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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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.

Barbara Saxe,
Vermont

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.

Photoshop for Fabric Design: Watercolor

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.

Paint Tropical Leaves in 5 Smart Steps

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.

Floral Illustration for Fabric Design

Yana Edwards, Brisbane

Excellent course for building up your skill knowledge step-by-step without being overwhelmed all at once.

10 Stunning Commercial Designs in Photoshop

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.

Gouache Paisleys for Fabric Design

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!

Watercolor Florals for Fabric Design

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.

Beginner's Course

START YOUR PRINT DESIGN CAREER THE RIGHT WAY, FROM THOSE WHO DO IT EVERY DAY!

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Beginners Tutorial: Floral Illustration

UPLEVEL YOUR LINEWORK WITH SIMPLE PENCIL SWAPS AND GAME-CHANGING TECHNIQUES.
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Beginners Tutorial: Watercolour Florals 

GAME-CHANGING TRICKS FOR WOW-WORTHY FLOWING WATERCOLOR FLOWERS. 

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Gouache Leaves

UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF LAYERING GOUACHE AND GIVE YOUR TROPICALS NEW LIFE!

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Gouache Roses

UNLOCK THE SECRET TO PAINTING STUNNING, VINTAGE-STYLE ROSES AND PEONIES.

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Gouache Paisleys

NAIL THAT TRICKY TEAR DROP AND CREATE A SRONG SET OF CO-ORDINATING, ETHNIC SHAPES.  

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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.

Color Theory & PS

BUILD YOUR COLOR AWARENESS, REFINE YOUR DESIGNERS EYE AND LEARN ADVANCED COLOR FOR PS

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Beginner's Course

START YOUR PRINT DESIGN CAREER THE RIGHT WAY, FROM THOSE WHO DO IT EVERY DAY!

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PS Watercolor

COMPLETE A BEAUTIFUL WATERCOLOR FABRIC OR SURFACE DESIGN, READY FOR PRODUCTION.

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PS Illustration

ALL THE NUTS AND BOLTS YOU NEED TO CONTRUCT A REPEATING PRINT PATTERN IN PHOTOSHOP.

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Gouache Roses

DESIGN UP THE MOST GLORIOUS OF VINTAGE-STYLE PRINTS IN THIS FAB PHOTOSHOP COURSE.

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Gouache Paisleys

ASSEMBLE YOUR ETHNIC ELEMENTS WITH THIS ELEVATED, INDUSTRY-APPROVED PROCESS.

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10 Stunning Commercial Designs

MULTIPLY YOUR PRODUCTIVITY (YES, SERIOUSLY!) WITH THIS LIFE-CHANGING COURSE.

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Business Course

CARVE OUT THE CREATIVE CAREER YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF. INTAKES ARE OPEN ONLY ONCE EACH YEAR. 

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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.  

✓   Process

Tips and tricks to plan and execute your artwork like a pro.

✓   Techniques

Master your tools and give your designs the boost they need to stand out in the market.

✓   Styles

Supercharge your creativity and learn how to compose beautiful designs with a wide appeal.

✓   Knowledge

From spotting trends to understanding commercial textile production, get insider knowledge for global industry experts.

✓  Finish

Level up your finished designs and produce industry-standard artworks ready for production.

✓   Speed

Skill up and learn time-saving hacks to keep your creative wheels turning.

Let's do it.

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).
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