Pattern designing – houndstooth, ikat and argyle


This Photoshop pattern design course, teaches you how to make the famous patterns houndstooth, ikat and argyle.

You learn how to make the basic pattern designs and how you can make your personal variations of these classical designs.

Do like the famous fashion designers and expand your design repertoire to the patterns houndstooth, ikat and argyle. This course will teach you fun and simple ways to make these patterns in Adobe Photoshop.

The patterns are classical, but the can be varied in many different ways – in different sizes and colors. In this course you learn how you can make your own personal favorites.

As with our other courses in pattern designing, the designs can be printed on both fabric, wallpaper or on wrapping paper. They can also be used digitally for instance in web designs or your can print them on greeting cards or on paper used for scrapbooking.

To take this course you should have basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and be familiar with Photoshop tools like selections, the Pen tool and the Layers panel. If you don’t have any prior knowledge of Photoshop, we recommend taking the course “Photoshop for designers” first. Or if you consider yourself to be an adventurous beginner in digital design, you will most likely find your way through the easy to read text lessons and illustrations. After each lessons your will get assignments to practice what you have learned and video demonstrations on how the assignment can be solved.

The course also has a discussion and support forum for it’s students to discuss the course experiences and to get help and support with the designer projects.

For this course you need a PC or Mac computer with Adobe Photoshop.

In addition to it’s use by professional photographers to enhance and manipulate photographs, Photoshop is very well suited for digital design with many options when designing fabrics, wallpaper, greeting cards, digital scrapbooking etc.

Fabric designing


We recommend that you have the latest version of Photoshop with the latest updates. The latest version is called Photoshop CC and is a subscription service. By subscribing you will get access to the updated version of Photoshop for under $ 10 a month. Read more about Photoshop CC on Adobe’s website.

Some of you might have an older Photoshop version on your computer, and you can also get far in the designer courses with an older version of Photoshop. Many of the basic functions are the same as the ones in Photoshop CC.

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Marit Kolle is a sewing and designer enthusiast with a great love for sharing her creative knowledge with others. As a digital designer and Photoshop expert, she combines her sewing skills with digital designing and teaches pattern designing for fabrics, cards designing and scrapbooking.

Marit is the founder and leader of the Scandinavian school of sewing and design, a school for teaching others sewing and digital design.


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