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21-09-2006
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^ please dont flood the forums with the same questions over and over again..
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26-09-2006
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I suggest using Illustrator and Photoshop, CAD, programs like that.

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Design Software? Anyone use PAD?
I'm learning how to use PAD Master Pattern ( http://www.padsystem.com/en/master_pattern_design.html ), and REALLY I'm impressed at how primitive it is; and how much it costs. But hey, it's easy to learn if you can do Illustrator.

Anyway, does anyone here know how to successfully import an Adobe Ill file? I've been exporting as .DXF but it's never consistent. Any ideas?

What other software is used in the industry?

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17-03-2007
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thanks for sharing....interesting =)

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At my school we use Adobe CAD, U4ia (which I hate), and Mikalis... of the 3 my fave is Adobe, it just works best for what I want to do and I find it the easiest to figure out how to use.

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Actually, I prefer Illustrator, because you still get some blur with Photoshop, and that is eliminated and crispier with Illustrator, even though they are both vector-based.

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I think it all depends on what designs you want
One good reason to use Photoshop is that you can alter photographic imagery (photos of people's faces, these kind of highly detailed things) and be able to use it as a silkscreen.
This problem about blurring natalieharris is mentioning can be fixed by doing the same thing you would to photographs on Photoshop (because the gradients in photographs will cause problems-- you have to change them to 'halftone')

Actually I was doing just this earlier today :p
I made both hand drawn prints for silk screen, as well as monoprint/found object and photograph silk screen

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Ah! Learn something new every day.

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You can use a photocopy machine if need be. Draw your design black and white, and then photocopy onto transparency paper (if you're doing it by hand and by yourself). You can take care of the areas that aren't dense enough with a brush and some black acrylic paint.

Or do your design in Photoshop, high resolution, please, and then either print on trans again, or send it out to be digitized.

Or do it in Photoshop and use the magic wand/export clipping paths to export to Illustrator in EPS. format. Or just do it in Illustrator.

My point is there are many methods to do it and my methods above are listed from easiest to hardest and roughest to sharpest. And if you're doing it yourself, blurring should be the last of your worries. How else are you going to get that hand-rendered one-of-a-kind look? Most silk screeners will want a vector file for mass production.

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^Ah oui
With the transparency fourboltmain is talking about, the process is called photo emulsion
And you put this gunk on your screen, lay the transparency with your design on top, and expose it to light (I heard you can use regular sunlight but we have a giant machine with a lot of light bulbs that does it automatically--you turn it off after 20min)

Then you wash your screen in water and the parts exposed to light will be rinsed off and the rest (the design) will keep intact

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Regarding textile design software specifically;

Other somewhat pricey options with great flexibility, if you spend the
time learning programming, are Mathematica and a step down is
a program called Artlandia. Both programs are useful for textile design
and are math based.

For just a Photoshop plug-in I found Xaos' Terrazzo helpful for repeats.

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Anybody here has tried Lectra program?? I also use autocad for technical drawings and it works fine once you know the basics of the program. But i'm interested in LEctra, just curious to know if it is as good as it's seems and if it's worth to pay that amount of money.

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Fashion designing software
I would like to start designing my own clothes and I am interested in doing it with a designing software. So I would like to hear your opinions and your suggestions. Which program should I use? Are there any tips that make the designing easier etc.

Thanks in advance!

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by the way have you heard of any fashion design programs?
i didn't know there was such thing...

a lot of people use Adobe Illustrator --it's just a drawing/colouring/etc tool. some members here just download templates (of model bodies) to print out and then draw clothes on top
in both cases you still have to know how to render different materials yourself.. leather, denim, fur

More ideas in this thread:
Fashion Illustration & Drawing, How to? / Art materials, croquis, materials, books

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Sorry for resurfacing this thread But does anyone know which software the industry prefers if one was to apply for a design position? Like is there a universal fashion software that the entire industry works with?

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