Learn industry skills from the experienced textile designers of Longina Phillips Designs studio.
With The Print School's fabric design courses, you can secure the design job of your dreams at least five times faster* than without.
You’ll see exactly how our senior staff draw, paint, and use Photoshop to produce some of the highest-regarded surface print patterns sold in the world today.
Forget blindly feeling your way through the process. We want you to skip the stumbles and uncertainty, and instead create beautiful, printable, professional-level print designs (and soon!).
We’ve fine-tuned our techniques over the last three decades and we look forward to sharing them with you.
Come and join the fun!
* estimate time frame (but we've seen it done!)
What's different about gouache?
It's all about layering pre-mixed colours to build beautiful dimension. Forget the washy, runny style (we cover that in our other courses such as Watercolour Forals for Textile Design).
With flat gouache the paint application is thicker and applied to dry layers of paint.
The result? Strong, clean definition between your colours.
Why learn to paint with gouache?
Thanks to it's defined sections of colour, flat gouache designs can be screen-printed, a traditional process that is more affordable for customers than digital printing methods. As you can expect, it's a very appealing feature and selling point for your designs!
With This Course You Will...
Diversify Your Portfolio
Learn the 'flat' gouache technique and apply it to a range of designs.
Attract a Wider Range of Jobs
This style is screen-printable and sought after by clients with lower budgets.
Hit a Huge Trend
Vintage style roses are having a big moment in fashion.
Gouache Roses Are in Style
The exact type of floral print we're about to teach you made a major comeback on the runways for spring. Everyone from Richard Quinn to Dries Van Noten showcased a version. It's a nostalgic nod towards 50's and 60's floral dresses and a celebration of all things feminine and girly.
Are you ready to paint some beautiful roses?
Menomonee Falls, WI
"Fantastic course, best one yet! Thanks so much for being such a valuable resource."
"I tried painting roses in the past and couldn't make them look right, but after watching the tutorials I was able to create much more natural looking flowers."
Los Angeles, CA
"I have been interested in learning this painting technique for a while and am so happy I found this course!"
In Part 1: Prepare Your Motifs
> Accurately draw a rose and peony
Understand the structure of these blooms and how to translate it to the page.
> Mix a cohesive colour palette
We show you the process of pulling colours from your palette to create new ones.
> Design a rose for fabric production
Learn to simplify your reference so that it 'reads' correctly in a print.
> Create dimension with tone
Build your motifs in a gradation of tones. See where each shade goes for best effects.
> Use a light source for more realistic renderings
Observe how light naturally falls on a rose and how to interpret that with paint.
> Use your brushes like a master painter
Our flicks and tricks will elevate all your paintings from here on in!
In Part 2: Create a Digital Print Design
> Scan and clean your elements
There are many ways to do this but ours is fast and leaves little room for error.
> Create a strong layout
We show you how to compose a solid design by industry standards.
> Edit your motifs
Make your elements work extra hard so it looks as though there are more than there are!
> Create extra colourways quickly
Additional variations provide added value and could cinch a sale!
> Index your colours
You'll use this process over and over for future clients!
> Learn little tricks that make all the difference
For instance, we show you the cool cut out filter.
10 Videos (Total Run Time: 2hrs)
See how the whole process unfolds over two parts, from mixing your paints to designing your final print in Photoshop.
Download each chapter to revisit the instructions offline. A shortcuts table and other goodies are included.
Download our pre-made rose and peony templates to skip the drawing step (or draw it from scratch with our instructions).
Ongoing Access to Our Designers
Get further help and support inside our private Facebook group, indefinitely!
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How it Works
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Learn at Your Own Pace
Take the course whenever it suits, whether all in one go or over multiple months.
Imagine if you were able to…
Paint a new style of motif and explode your potential print sales
because it’s cheap for your clients to produce
Digitise your paintings quickly and cleanly
and feel confident they’ll print beautifully to fabric!
Fool everyone into thinking you painted more motifs than you did
because with your mad photoshop skills you can manipulate them with skill
Create quick colour variations for instant added value
(customers LOVE being offered an extra look for free)
Draw an anatomically perfect rose that ‘reads’ properly
Never get in another mess (or go to the trouble of importing + cleaning your rose only to find you have to re-paint it!)Buy Now
Katrina is a senior textile designer here at LPD. She has worked at the studio for more than 11 years. She studied a BFA at COFA majoring in drawing and painting before turning her hand to textile design.
Zoom is a master painter who's been with the LPD studio for 25 years. Originally from Shanghai, he trained in the traditional gouache application for textiles before working at Chinese printing mills and moving to Australia.
The Print School is a platform dedicated to helping creatives and emerging print designers boost their skills in an increasingly competitive job market.
Longina Phillips Designs textile designers (some of Australia's most experienced and revered) develop your drawing, painting and design skills to an advanced professional level, giving you the edge you need to succeed.
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We poured our time, money and collective expertise into this course and we KNOW you will notice a difference in your designs in a matter of weeks (when you put the work in!).
If, for some reason, this course doesn't meet your expectations we offer a 100% refund on your investment, within 30 days of purchase.