Digital Textile Design – Tutorial 2 – Creating Complex Colour Blends

Working in Illustrator, as well as Photoshop this time. This was a very confusing tutorial. A lot of the things it told me to do, I couldn’t do. Like copying in Illustrator and then pasting in Photoshop. The book is a few years old, so perhaps on earlier versions of Illustrator and Photoshop you were able to do this. I worked through the tutorial as best as I could, to create the same image that the book was telling me to do. It has taught me how to use the blend tool, which I didn’t know before (or at least couldn’t remember if I did).

I really didn’t like this tutorial and I certainly didn’t like the results. I think it’s important to do these tutorials to learn though. They teach you the basics so that you can then use that knowledge to create your own designs. After working through the book, it’ll be interesting to use different methods from each tutorial to combine them to create something of my taste.

Tutorial 2