Heather Ross PRINTS, Part Two, Designing Your Own Fabric Prints


When we were deciding what to include (other than lots of usable artwork and some cool prpjects!) in Heather Ross PRINTS, we all agreed on one thing: that it would be really cool if it contained a step by step tutorial on how to create your own fabric prints. Obviously there is more than one way to accomplish this, so we opted to focus on my process in particular. I use Photoshop Channels, which allows me draw as I would on paper and to add colors in a way that mimics the screenprinting process. The finished files also work beautifully as digital uploads to Spoonflower (we actually tell you exactly how to do that, too!).

I have been teaching this method for a few years in a special design workshop (More info on those here), and I was pretty confident that we could write a good lesson for HR Prints, but I needed a test subject. Liana, editor extraordinaire, volunteered. She recounted the experience here.

Here are a few shots of the section on design from Heather Ross PRINTS. I'm really looking forward to seeing what it's readers do with it! I have plans to develop a page here on my blog showcasing prints by other artists using this method, including the amazing designs that my Photoshop workshoppers are coming up with.