I have put together super quick tutorials on vital techniques you need to know as a print designer. It’s usually when we are designing, we tend to go on youtube to find what we’re looking for but I find a lot of the videos go on and on, and half the time I have to skip to the part I need to know and also many people tend to make thing more complicated than what they need to be., so I wanted to make them quick and to the point to help you all.

I’ll be uploading new video every week and I wanted to keep this free so I can help as many people as possible. If there is anything particular you would like me to cover, please send me an email at kate@thedesignshrimp.com and I’ll do my best to get this up quickly for you.


3 Quick repeat tiles you need to you in Industry

My quick tutorial to show you 3 most common repeat tiles textiles designers use on a daily basis in industry. Normal repeat, Multi-directional, and drop. That’s all you need to know and quick to understand. I manually build my repeat tiles, some people may do it differently but personally, I find this way the easiest and quickest way. Nice and easy and not confusing, and straight to the point!


Pattern fill & scaling tool in photoshop

You will see my pattern repeat tile on the opening page, so you can see how that works when you’re building a repeat. Then I will show you how to drop your print into a shape and re-scale the pattern till your happy with the size. You will need to know this in the industry s a textiles designer.


How to recolour painted or sketch elements, without losing texture

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how easy and quick it is to be able to change you painted sketch into any colour, without losing any of the original texture.


How to create a Check tartan & Dogtooth design in illustrator

In this quick tutorial I am going to take you through the steps of creating a check tartan design tutorial in adobe illustrator and show you how easy it is to produce.



How to give your design a vintage look

A quick tutorial to show you, how you can make your graphic or repeat pattern look vintage.


Creating a typography design in Illustrator

6 quick ways to show you how to make your typography graphic tee look exciting, with modern techniques used in the fashion industry


How to import your Illustrator colour pallette into photoshop and recolour a flat print/pattern

A quick tutorial to show how easy it is to use your colour palette from Illustrator, to recolour a print in photoshop.


How to use the drop shadow for Appliques and typography designs

My quick tutorial to show you how to make your Applique or typography design look more realistic, which fashion textiles designers use in industry.


How to create an Ikat pattern in adobe illustrator

In this tutorial I am going to take you through the steps of creating an Ikat pattern in adobe illustrator.

An “Ikat” is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric so this tutorial will help you recreate this effect.



How to use your Brush tool in Illustrator

Whether you’re designing a graphic or pattern which may have an embroidery hem, sequin stripe or a winter Fairisle pattern. Follow my quick brush tool tutorials in illustrator to create this look.



How to create a stencil effect & Emboss in Photoshop

My quick video to show how to create a stencil effect in photoshop and also how to apply glitter to your stencil or any other patter fill you wish to use.


Applying a texture to your pattern repeat in Adobe Illustrator

A quick tutorial to show you how to apply glitter, foil, sequins to your pattern design.


Different techniques of using the gradient tool  in Adobe Illustrator

A quick tutorial to show you how to apply a gradient in your stitch brush, typography design and cad fills.