Adobe Textile Designer will Debut at ITMA

Beta launch and strategic collaborations announced at the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition.

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by Arnav Sinha

posted on 06-14-2019

After performing live demonstrations of the Adobe Textile Designer plug-in for Adobe Photoshop at the interactive Print-Make-Wear workshop at FESPA last month, Adobe is ready to exhibit Textile Designer for the very first time at ITMA (booth #H3-A123A), the quadrennial textile technology show (20-26 June, Barcelona).

“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.”

Drawing from enthusiastic response from a broad range of textile designers, from major brands to independent professionals to part-timers and hobbyists, Adobe has developed the latest beta version of the product that it will unveil at ITMA, the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition. With the latest beta version, Adobe will also announce its collaboration with Datacolor, a global leader in color management technology, and Color Solutions International (CSI), a leading provider of color standards and color communication tools.

This collaboration connects Adobe Textile Designer with Datacolor’s professional color lookup tool, ColorReaderPRO, and with the CSI ColorWall, a popular third-party color 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 color samples with swatches or color codes. Designers can now use Datacolor ColorReaderPRO to measure any source of color inspiration and translate the color data directly to Photoshop.

Adobe will be hosting a press conference at ITMA on 21 June at 11 a.m. in CC1 Room 1.3, and will be joined by representatives from Datacolor and CSI.

Adobe Textile Designer helps fashion and décor artists to streamline the process of creating prints for fabrics. Designers can build and preview repeating patterns, define separations, and work with colorways — 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 nondestructive 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.

Adobe Textile Designer is currently in beta and it invites textile designers to try out, test, and provide feedback.

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Topics: Creativity, Design

Products: Photoshop, Creative Cloud