Seamless Studio Design Tutorial: Nine West Contest Feature

Seamless Studio Design Tutorial: Nine West Contest Feature


With the release of Seamless Studio BETA, there have been some fantastic creations submitted. We're pretty excited to see designs become more and more intriguing with the new features this enhancement of the original seamless pattern maker allows.

An opportunity popped up for us to showcase how you can use Seamless Studio as an amazing design tool for things outside of COLOURlovers.com. I'll be using a real-world design contest for some Nine West totes - hosted by talenthouse.

The idea is pretty basic, which is perfect for this tutorial. We are going to apply a pattern from Seamless Studio (BETA) to the Nine West Tote Template PDF.

You will need:

  1. Latest Release of Seamless Studio (BETA)
  2. Photoshop (I'm using CS5)
  3. Nine West PDF Tote Template - Downloadable Files: 9W Tote Template (PDF)

Make sure you read the contest Guidelines - the design should reflect a theme of 'Spring Summer'.


STEP 1:

  1. From Seamless Studio, export your pattern as a JPG or PNG.

STEP 2:

  1. Open the exported file in Photoshop.
  2. Make it a Pattern (Edit > Define Pattern...)

STEP: 3

Now let's apply this to the template file. Open the PDF you downloaded if it isn't open already. Here's where you can get completely technical or keep it simple. I like simple.

I chose to simply use the Wand Tool, make selections of each area I wanted different, and use the Paint Bucket to drop in my pattern or color on to a NEW LAYER for each section.

Voila! My finished product ready to save as a JPG and upload to the contest.

Nine_West_Tote_1Flimsy_Whimsy

Pattern size Tip

Your Seamless Studio canvas will default at 200 x 200 pixels, which allows you to upload to COLOURlovers.com. You have the capability of changing the size to suite your needs on a project like this.

For example, I didn't like how small the pattern was when I originally used it at the 200 x 200 size, so I enlarged my canvas to 600 x 600 - which then meant I needed to enlarge the graphic I originally laid out.

Here are three swatches on one tote to compare sizes between: 200x200, 600x600 and 1,000x1,000:


UPDATE:

I've put together an additional video tutorial that basically goes over these steps with a little more detail on using Photoshop (Wand Tool and Layers). Excuse my rambling. :D

Seamless Studio Deisgn Tutorial: Pattern in PS


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oohhh love it Fashion Plates!!!!
okay downloading a trial version of Photoshop CS5! Yikes!
Thanks for sharing
Omg! ninewest bag!
Team
ANY version of Photoshop should work for this. Even Elements.
I'll try to provide a quick-tip on working with layers and the selection wand.

American Women wrote:
okay downloading a trial version of Photoshop CS5! Yikes!
yay that would be awesome! :)
mollybermea wrote:
ANY version of Photoshop should work for this. Even Elements.
I'll try to provide a quick-tip on working with layers and the selection wand.

American Women wrote:
okay downloading a trial version of Photoshop CS5! Yikes!
OH!! I'll have to announce this on the Seamless beta anything page

and I think I steal you banner to put there .. May I? ^^'

Great tutorial Molly! =)
Team
FEEL FREE to use anything I designed for the site/blog etc. in community resources ycc! thanks for asking. :)

ycc2106 wrote:
OH!! I'll have to announce this on the Seamless beta anything page

and I think I steal you banner to put there .. May I? ^^'

Great tutorial Molly! =)
Team
Team
this effect works also perfect with repeating patterns ... photo textures work perfectly.

Angy Rangel
Here is mine:
Thanks_Sylke

You can support me by voting here
Thank You :)
Love it! I can see it with a matching umbrella! :)

anonymuse wrote:
Here is mine:
Team
@American Women and @anonymuse! :) I voted. Great submissions!
My submission was not done with Seamless Studio (if I'd had more time I would have loved to make a great pattern ;)), but it was definitely inspired by my color work in this great community! If you would like to vote for me I would appreciate it greatly. :)

Vote for me here:


MayVulcan_Awakens
Team
EXTRAORDINARILY FABULOUS JOB STILL!! Thanks for taking the time to share! :D will definitely place a vote!

nighthawk327 wrote:
My submission was not done with Seamless Studio (if I'd had more time I would have loved to make a great pattern ;)), but it was definitely inspired by my color work in this great community! If you would like to vote for me I would appreciate it greatly. :)

Vote for me here:


MayVulcan_Awakens
Thank you Molly!! :)
Where is the bag dl?
I wish I had the skills to create something for this contest. I will vote and then go to my nearby 9 West store to see the winner.
Team
APOLOGIES! yes the contest is closed.

This post was meant to focus more on the concept of using Seamless Studio in a real-world example... I apologize, next time I will post the dates in the post.

I had even forgotten to submit my own! :(
Team
mollybermea wrote:
LOL I had thought you said, "here's another BAD design contest...." and just realized after three minutes that you meant BAG contest. ;) Thanks that was sweet of you to post another contest.

LOL! SORRY!
xD

PS: If I find any other pattern contest - I'll post about it here

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