Here’s how I spent a somewhat rainy day in screenshots:
Just for fun!
I’ve been working in Adobe Illustrator to turn my patterns into marketable pieces. I enjoy photography, even having my own darkroom at one time. I bit the bullet and began a subscription to Adobe Photoshop this past weekend and have been playing in it. At first, I just wanted to make the photos of my future patterns look good. I’ll use it for so much more!
I don’t have any artistic abilities, but Illustrator is making my life a little easier. I’m trying to do this project completely on my own.
This is a CAD program that also has grading capabilities. I start with a small size. When grading is done, I’ll print individual sizes, sew them up and fit them on a real person!
The grid is the letter-size paper. Once I get the pattern the way I want it, I print it out on letter-size paper. I scan each piece, and then bring it into Illustrator to create PDF files.
Back in Adobe Illustrator
A lot of work! There can be as many as 60 sheets. The patterns will be layered, so when they are brought into Adobe Reader, a person can turn certain sizes on and off.
And that is how I spent my day!
Oh yeah, there was that walk in the rain. Always good food.