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The basic equipment needed to design and print your own fabric

The basic equipment needed to design and print your own fabric

Designing your own fabric is a fun and creative way to make unique fabric that you can use in your own sewing projects, or even sell. Although professional designers invest a lot of money in the software and equipment that they use to create their designs, to get...

Exploring Photoshop: Designing Repeat Patterns

Exploring Photoshop: Designing Repeat Patterns

Designing your own fabric patterns has never been easier with all the amazing tools that we have at our disposal these days. And making a repeat pattern design is one of the most common ways to create designs. Although there are special programs that make this task...

Exploring Photoshop: How to make textured edges for your photos

Exploring Photoshop: How to make textured edges for your photos

This tutorial is presented using Photoshop Elements 9 which is similar to versions 10 and under. You can find an updated tutorial for the current version 14 here. Also, I use "Floating" documents so your workspace may look different. You can activate floating...

How to personalize your camera cozy with a photo printed on fabric

I'm always thinking of new and creative ways to use my photos, and after spending the day out and about photographing things last week-end, and ending the day with my camera banging about with the rest of the junk at the bottom of my tote bag, I decided it was finally...

Exploring Photoshop: Removing backgrounds the easy way

Exploring Photoshop: Removing backgrounds the easy way

One of the challenges I've always experienced when editing my product images, is removing the background. Depending on the technique you use to remove the main image from the background, sometimes it can end up looking like the dog had chewed around the edges of it....

Exploring Photoshop: Blending Modes – Difference

Exploring Photoshop: Blending Modes – Difference

If you've played with blending modes in Photoshop you no doubt have your favorites. My favorite blending modes are generally "overlay" and "soft light" because they seem to produce consistent results for the type of photo art I like to make. However this week I took a...

How to make photoshop textures – quick and easy

How to make photoshop textures – quick and easy

Photoshop textures are something you can never have enough of. It doesn't matter how many I have, very often I just never seem to have the right texture in the right color so I'm always on the look out for ways to create custom photoshop textures - quickly and easily...

Canvas Art – Coneflower

Canvas Art – Coneflower

I finally finished the small canvas art textile I began work on the other day and I love the way it turned out. And I especially like it matched with this background fabric. The hand stitching was perfect using the blended thread technique which you can find here. And...

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