Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator together offer a perfect platform for textile design. While the bitmap-based Photoshop gives you the freedom to edit and manipulate drawings and photographs, the vector-based Illustrator enables the creation of accurate graphic drawings and effects, such as streamlined shapes and sharp geometrics. Photoshop is programmed in such a way that an image is made up of a mosaic of individual colored pixels; the software itself does not automatically recognize shapes unless they have been separated out by the user. Motifs that are significantly enlarged, for example, will eventually lose their integrity and become “pixelated” so that fine lines appear jagged. The total number of ...

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