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Good book with some great info and tips!
on February 20, 2014
As a graphic designer, I wanted some great tips and tutorials for inspiration for digital textile design. It's a great quality book with great information on design execution and elements. One caveat to those interested in purchasing this book is that fact even though the book was published in 2011, the digital textile tutorial for the half-drop repeat for Adobe Illustrator (pages 82-85) are now outdated. Instead of the tutorial's long setup of guide and rulers and creating the half-drop pattern by putting together your design like a puzzle, Adobe Illustrator CS6 now has a pattern design feature where you can select your design and under the menu bar choose: OBJECT>>PATTERN>>MAKE. And from there you can customize your design by creating half-drop repeats, brick repeats, straight repeats, etc. You can even edit (and make future edits) of the design live with the feature and it saves automatically as a brush. This new Ai CS6 pattern feature saves the designer so much more time by letting them focus on the actual design process than the setup time for measurement execution. Hopefully one day soon, this book will be updated to focus on this great feature that many designer's do not know about.