Online Course Digital Print design with Adobe Photoshop (surface pattern design)


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Designing a pattern is a specialization. This course not only teaches you how to make patterns with Adobe Photoshop, but also gives insight into the profession of surface pattern designer and how to market yourself as a freelance designer.

  • Personal Help & Support
  • Certificate of completion
  • Duration 6 months


  • You will be guided by means of instructional animations
  • Download PDFs to always have the teaching materials at hand.
  • Start at any time and work at your own pace.
  • Receive assignments so you can build your portfolio.
  • Ask all your questions to your subject teacher.
  • Your subject teacher guides you in building your portfolio.
  • You can also contact your subject teacher for expanding your network, including contacts with agents!

For whom?
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in fashion, graphic design, textile design or interior design and for anyone who is interested in a job in the creative industry or is looking for a specialization in their current creative profession.

What’s the Goal of the course?
Learn how to create commercial pattern designs for the fashion, interior and stationery industry. At the end of the course you will know the technical requirements, applications in Adobe Photoshop and how to profile yourself as a freelancer. You have also produced a number of salable designs.

What is the Content of the course?

  • Retouching images or hand-drawn illustrations (including watercolor) for your all over print / all over pattern
  • Free-standing images or hand-drawn illustrations (including watercolor) for your all over print / all over pattern
  • Adjusting images or hand-drawn illustrations (including watercolor) for your prints, e.g. adjusting color.
  • Working with filters
  • Making a basic repeated print / pattern for different industries such as: interior, stationery and fashion.
  • Creating a varied repeated print/pattern
  • Creating 2 different types of photographic allover prints / patterns
  • Adding textures
  • Painting motifs in Photoshop
  • Making an allover print/ pattern with a graphic composition
  • Working with vectors in Photoshop
  • Reducing and separating colors for screen printing
  • Mock up for flat surfaces and pleated surfaces
  • Combining Photoshop with Illustrator
  • Submitting files to your client
  • You learn about industrial textile techniques and what to take into account when developing a print / pattern
  • Working for an agent vs. own acquisition
  • Extra teaching material: working with Photoshop on the iPad

During the course you will learn to fully master the functionality of Photoshop. The teaching material starts with the basics.

During the course you will discover the profession of print designer / surface pattern designer .
You will learn how to apply the technical requirements for the industry. You learn to make patterns (allover prints) for: fashion, textiles, interior (bedding, wallpaper), stationery.

During the online course you have access to the instructional animations. On the platform you will also find teaching materials in which the functionality of Adobe Illustrator and the making of fashion flats is explained in detail. Download this teaching material for future use. This way you can easily repeat the topics covered during the online course, even after the online course has ended.

At the online platform you will also find assignments. You will receive feedback after submission. After the online training you will receive a certificate as proof of participation (provided the assignments have been completed).

What about Previous Education and Adobe?
Previous education and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is not necessary. It is necessary to have Adobe Photoshop installed on your computer. Download the free 7-day trial here.

What is the estimated Study Load?
The advice is to spend about 2 hour a week on the course (this includes making assignments and repeating finished topics).

So what about your teacher?
You will be personally assisted by your subject teacher Jolieke Ubachs. Meet Jolieke here. Or get to know Jolieke via the chat!
After subscribing Jolieke will contact you to check out your goals for this course, so the assistance can be tailored to your needs.
Although the course contains a fixed base of study material, the course will be tailored to your perspective completely via the personal guidance. Jolieke will contact you regularly to see if any help is needed. During the course you can ask unlimited questions!

This teaser gives you an impression of the tutorials that you will receive in addition to all downloadable PDFs, assignments and personal guidance after registering for the Online Course Digital  Print Design with Adobe Photoshop.


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