Adobe had debuted its Textile Designer at the ongoing ITMA 2019 in Barcelona. The company is exhibiting the same in hall 3 booth A123A at the fair. The latest beta version of the product has been developed based on enthusiastic response from a broad range of textile designers, from major brands to independent professionals to part-timers and hobbyists.
“Adobe Textile Designer was conceived to help designers make prints for fashion and fabrics for furnishing,” said Mike Scrutton, director of print technology and strategy for Adobe’s Print & Publishing Business Unit. “Designers can be creative today without worrying how they will print tomorrow. Adobe Textile Designer is flexible to allow traditional screen and engraved roller printing, as well as the latest digital techniques.”
Adobe Textile Designer helps fashion and decor artists to streamline the process of creating prints for fabrics. Designers can build and preview repeating patterns, define separations, and work with colourways — all within Photoshop — while keeping every element editable and reversible until the design is ready for printing.
Like most Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Adobe Textile Designer supports non-destructive elements, with independent layers, adjustments, filters, and allowing users to place an Illustrator smart object (vector) in a Photoshop design that can be edited later. After a design is ready to print, designers can save their work in various formats, and can include XMP metadata in their output files that will be used in the fabric production process.
Along with the latest beta version, Adobe also announced its collaboration with Datacolor, a global leader in colour management technology, and Color Solutions International (CSI), a leading provider of colour standards and colour communication tools. The collaboration connects Adobe Textile Designer with Datacolor’s professional colour lookup tool, ColorReaderPRO, and with the CSI ColorWall, a popular third-party colour standards library. The integration offers tremendous time and cost savings in the textile design process by eliminating the need to manually search and match textile colour samples with swatches or colour codes. Designers can now use Datacolor ColorReaderPRO to measure any source of colour inspiration and translate the colour data directly to Photoshop.