ADDING COLOR, TEXTURE, AND PATTERNS TO FLATS

Once you have completed your technical drawings, including all the detailing, they may then be rendered to show the color, texture, or pattern of the fabric or material if required, and these embellished drawings are known as "floats." Technical drawings are usually left unrendered when used on design development sheets, presentation sheets, spec sheets, costing sheets, pattern books, price lists, and look books, but may be rendered on line boards, or when it is necessary to show such detail as different colorways, fabrics, or textures, for example. Coloring-up is usually undertaken in Photoshop.

BLOCK COLOR

Most coloring-up will involve the application of block color.

STEP 1

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