DSDLAB Tutorial 1.1 – How to Create Mosaic Textures in Photoshop

DSDLAB Tutorial 1.1 – How to Create Mosaic Textures in Photoshop

Mosaic textures are a great way to add a gridded, 3D effect onto your digital designs. I recently tried this effect on an image of a sunflower that I silk painted and subsequently printed as fabric. I think the effect can add depth and interest to any design.

What you’ll need
Photoshop CS or Elements or any graphics program

Tools used in this tutorial
canvas size
texture filters
mosaic tiles
duplicate layer

URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d_oE1PiIz8J2oVH9y2MYQ6IvOCmNYIWO

 

DSDLAB Tutorial 1.2 – Creating Cherry Blossoms Gift Wrap Paper

DSDLAB Tutorial 1.2 – Creating Cherry Blossoms Gift Wrap Paper

My love of cherry blossoms inspired me to work it into a gift wrap paper! My idea here was that a line drawing of the cherry blossoms would give me an image that was light, airy and very stylish.

What you’ll need
Photoshop CS or Elements or any graphics program

Tools used in this tutorial
Outline filter
Duplicate layer
Transform – horizontal
Hue, Saturation
Offset filter
Wrap Around

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URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1buV0Pe6SjwkcFEZvYjHj6s6eEXtT6jUp

DSDLAB Tutorial 1.0 – Creating a Simple Artistic Abstract Background with Fonts

DSDLAB Tutorial 1.0 – Creating a Simple Artistic Abstract Background with Fonts

Digital surface designers are always looking for ways to create antique looking digital images that can be printed on fabric. Here’s just one of the many ways that you can create an antique image with an old-world feel.

What you’ll need
Photoshop CS or Elements or any graphics program

Tools used in this tutorial
fonts
transform
clouds filter
fiber filter
texturizer

URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Efi_wmeQa1ttJrRdWBcUP7iCivQrv1Zz

DSDLAB Tutorial 2.0 – Creating a Repeat Image

DSDLAB Tutorial 2.0 – Creating a Repeat Image

When digitally printing an image, oftentimes you need to enlarge the design by repeating it. In this tutorial, you will learn how to expand your images into larger sizes for digital printing.

What you’ll need
Photoshop CS or Elements or any graphics program

Tools used in this tutorial
canvas size
rotate layer
transform layer
duplicate layer
flip layer (horizontal / vertical)
move

URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oM0cxJvvmHfptxrzUPYdfCMF3EOuC23a

ARTDOCS_Guitar Man_2018

ARTDOC | Guitar Man
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – In the Zone
2 pp
Making of the Guitar Man quilt
2018

Guitar Man honors my love of music and my fascination for being “in the zone”. All artists experience the moments when you lose track of the time and space while making your art. During the quilting process, I’m “in the zone” when designing and sewing.

URL:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/15tbiBp0Nf1_s4qNf_B1208YFzVDzk2Z8DgmWzdvaAyk/edit?usp=sharing