by learning from the pro's!
We're born out of a working studio, Longina Phillips Designs.
In business for over 30 years, we've created some of the most beautiful, hand-crafted textile designs for brands all over the world. From Givenchy to Asos, Seafolly to Anthropologie, our designs are worn around the world.
Our team are the very best the industry has to offer, and we've harnessed this power to create The Print School and share all our insider knowledge with our students.
We're here to help you unleash your potential, leap-frog creative blocks and nail your execution.
Let us help you get there quicker, avoid the pitfalls and ultimately become a master Fabric and surface Pattern designer.
Paisleys literally NEVER go out of style!
Paisleys and Jacobeans literally NEVER go out of style. Sure, they evolve and change as the seasons pass, with colour, scale or trend influences, they even trandsend seasons, a print that can work for both summer swimwear prints, winter dresses or Fall Bedding!
This just means that as a designer, you MUST have this skill in your designer tool belt.
This Gouache Paisley Course will give you total confidence. You'll master a design 'type' that's beaten the best of us!
(Along with bucketloads of support, together with hundreds of creatives in a world class community.)
Better Paisley designs are a click away
"A fantastic course with great content from the workbook full of useful information with recommendations on tools and resources, a variety of illustration techniques and the video tutorials. The teachers are really clear, friendly and talented! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills"
Jess Cooper: Gouache Roses for Fabric Design: Drawing to Digital Design Studio Sessions / How To Paint Tropical Leaves In Gouache Floral Illustration & Watercolour Florals
"What I loved about the Gouache Roses for Textiles course were the real-time painting videos along with the commentary which clearly explained where and how to place different tones on the flower to create dimension. I have been interested in learning this painting technique for a while and am so happy I found this course!"
Imelda: Gouache Roses for Fabric Design: Drawing to Digital Design
"One thing as a designer you should do is never stop learning!! I am a professional freelancer, but I purchased the LP training videos as I wanted to learn and refine my skills, particularly about the hand rendered process. The courses at LPD are the best, you will not find better out there, and I am very grateful they produced these amazing video's!"
Tracy: Photoshop for Fabric Design: Illustration, Photoshop for Fabric Design: Watercolour, Studio Sessions: how to paint Tropical Leaves
We make commercial creatives
Learn fabric design from the worlds best.
WGSN RETAIL DATA:
"Paisley increases by 24% in the UK and 33% in the US markets YOY accoss women's new-in apparel. Rising fastest across luxury retail (+71%)"
"At a time when customers are looking for reassurance, paisley and bohemian florals offer a recognisably classic and feminine story."
With this course you will:
Attract a wider range of jobs
Dont limit yourself to one style of surface Design. Variety in your tool belt will lead to success!
Diversify your Portfolio
Learn the tricks to the perfect Paisley and Jacobean shapes and up your design knowhow.
Hit a never-ending Trend
As a surface designer, you'll need to be able to supply your customers with paisleys year after year.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
In Part 1: Create your motifs
✔️ Sketch your Paisley & Jacobean motifs
Understand the complexity and shapes of traditional paisleys and jacobean flowers and translate them into your own sketch
✔️ Mix and paint your first colour
We show you the process of planning out your colours and laying down the first tone
✔️ Mix flat and watercolour techniques
Learn how to use two techniques within the one motif
✔️Paint your tones in order
We demonstrate painting each tone, explaining why you chose one over the other, and how to avoid 'fighting' colours
✔️Draw in your keylines
Finessing your motifs with keyline details to really take them to the next level
In Part 2: Create a Digital Print Design
✔️ Scan and clean your motifs
Dont loose your fine detail, know how to clean up your painted art with the best results
✔️Edit your colours
Adjust each colour, controlling your levels for a pleasing result
✔️Create a strong layout
We show you how to compose a paisley design with 'flow'
✔️Get the most from your motifs
Learn the tricks of stretching your motifs further
✔️Create a border
Cut and paste your motifs into an intricate border for the ultimate 'boho' style
✔️Create a colourway that compliments
Keep your customers happy with colourways that dont 'fight' with the master design
IMAGINE IF YOU COULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE SKILLS AND ANSWERS YOU NEED AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON?
Imagine saving yourself years of fumbling around trying to figure it out on your own? Instead, save yourself precious time and money by learning it all in one place, and learn it from those that do it everyday.
Make your mark
27 Lessons: 10 modules (total run time 3.2 hours)
See how the entire process evolves over two parts, from stetching your paisleys to your final Photoshop print.
Reading lists, Ornamentation guide, Colour palettes, Photoshop Tools and Shortcuts, a texture pattern, paisley keylines and more!
Ready-to-use Template plus colour breakdowns
Skip the drawing step and use our ready-made template AND download each coloured layer so you can see the nitty gritty details.
Ongoing Access to our Designers
Indefinite help and support with our team via our private Facebook Group. Plus a community of like-minded creatives at your fingertips!
An online course you can do anywhere
On desktop or the Kajabi app, we've made it super easy for you to access your lifetime membership, any place, anywhere.
"A fantastic course with great content from the workbook full of useful information with recommendations on tools and resources, a variety of illustration techniques and the video tutorials. The teachers are really clear, friendly and talented! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning new drawing styles to add to my portfolio"
Jess Cooper, LONDON
"What I like about the Photoshop for textile design - watercolour course is that, it’s clearly defined for the textile design industry and I receive only essential and condensed informations I need, to efficiently make my designs look professional. Thanks to the attached book which is printable I can relax by studying offline in my beloved cottage house in Germany."
"Being self-taught I've always been on the hunt for courses that can help me advance my skills, taking this course felt like hitting jackpot. Seeing my results is rewarding, and absolutely worth the investment."
Ester, Brooklyn NY
Meet your teachers
Our working industry experts waiting to share their skills.
With nine years' of industry experience, Charis studied Fashion and Textile Design at Uni before moving to the US to join the fashion teams of two behemoth retailers. Charis knows how to make designs that sell, sell, sell.
Zoom is a master painter who's been with the LPD studio for 25 years. He understands the full circle of design like no one else – originally from Shanghai, he trained in the traditional gouache application for textiles before working at Chinese printing mills and moving to Australia.