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Repeat Pattern using Photoshop (Intermediate) - 3 Day Course

Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th September 2011

10am - 4pm (3 day course)

This course is for designers who have a good working knowledge of Photoshop, and wish to learn a combination of simple and complex techniques to create effective single, half drop or shift Repeat Patterns using Photoshop.

The course is run at the FTM in a brand-new purpose built learning centre equipped with the latest software and facilities, and tuition is in small groups with a focus on your particular learning requirements.

The course includes the following main topics:

  • Using smart layers to build up the repeat design
  • How to create and accurately position and align motifs / design elements
  • Presenting repeat patterns and creating visualisations of the final design

The course runs 10am - 4pm over three days with an hour lunch break (six 2.5 hour sessions). Lunch is available from our stylish on-site Café@FTM or from nearby cafés and trendy pubs.

Course fee and discounts

The standard course fee is £150
£25 discount for 2 courses - book and pay for 2 courses for £275
£50 discount for 3 courses - book and pay for 3 courses for £400

We regret that no other concessions are available

Booking Information

To book your course, please download and complete the application form and email to info@ftmlondon.org.

For all enquires email info@ftmlondon.org or phone 020 7407 8664

Full course outline

Session 1

Horizontal and vertical offset

Single image half drop repeats

Create motifs designs

Cutting, copying and editing layers

Session 2

Use horizontal and vertical flips
Define patterns
Add filter effects to enhance images
Adjustment layers

Session 3

Use transform to place motif designs precisely

Order, move and transform layers

Adjustment layers

Brushes Palette

Define Brush presets

Session 4

Create a half drop template
Working with Smart objects
Precise movement of motif designs
Use smart layers to accurately view and develop for designs

Session 5

Visualising your designs
Applying your repeat pattern to a flat garment or fashion illustration
Adding text, colour and pattern swatches to your presentation


Session 6

Culmination of all topics covered
Working on your own designs
Printing and presenting work
Reviewing Achievement on the courses
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