New kid on the block – Adobe Textile Designer

Adobe Textile Designer, plugin for Adobe Photoshop. A set of tools for fashion and décor artists to help streamline the process of designing prints for fabrics.

Project Paras is now “Adobe Textile Designer”

Thousands of users signed up for Project Paras and took part in our early venture into fashion and décor design. We are now ready to introduce the official name Adobe Textile Designer to the world.

What is Adobe Textile Designer?

Bold prints and striking patterns – whether you’re shopping for a new outfit or refreshing the look of your living room, an eye-catching design is all important. Designers use Photoshop today to start their fabric designs. That’s why we are introducing Adobe Textile Designer – – a set of tools for fashion and décor artists to help streamline the process of designing prints for fabrics. Now you can do more, much more, all within Photoshop, while keeping every element editable until you are ready to send it to your printer. This includes previewing patterns, defining separations, and working with colorways. 

In today’s retail environment, the ability to bring the latest designs to customers as quickly as possible means that we have days or weeks to bring a product to market instead of months or years, and instead of introducing two or four new looks a year following the seasons, we want to introduce new stock every few weeks. Many creatives are already using tools from Adobe to create their designs digitally before sharing them with the manufacturers of fabrics. Getting the design right can be a time-consuming process, requiring multiple rounds of testing and refinement – whether you’re fine-tuning on screen, making samples of a short length of fabric, or preparing an order of many hundreds or thousands of yards. We’re looking to help artists accelerate the process of creating prints and improve the efficiency of handing off the designs to the mills who will turn the vision into reality with no surprises. More and more fabric is being printed digitally, but we don’t always know how our designs will be manufactured. Sometimes we don’t know if we’ll be printing on natural or synthetic fibers, or what pigments and dyes will be used. We need to be flexible to allow for traditional screen and engraved roller printing, as well as the latest digital techniques. Adobe Textile Designer lets you be creative today, without worrying whether you can print tomorrow.

A solution for all sizes, small to extra large

Whether you’re creating a design to use for a project at home, building a collection for your online boutique, or working to assemble this year’s high-street fashions, Adobe Textile Designer will help you capture your creativity without compromise. 

Adobe Textile Designer has been conceived to help you make prints for fashion, or fabrics for furnishing. You don’t have to stop there – it can even help you create gift wrap and design carpets!

Keep Photoshop designs editable

Adobe Creative Cloud applications have long supported the concept of being ‘non-destructive’, allowing users to make changes to their designs in a non-linear fashion by enabling independent layers, adjustments and filters, even letting you place a vector Illustrator smart object in a Photoshop design which you can edit later.

Adobe Textile Designer doesn’t require you to freeze or flatten your work, or convert to indexed images, to create your designs. At any time, you can make changes to your repeat or colorway and Adobe Textile Designer will update automatically. Whether you need to alter an existing element, or add a new one, there’s no need to redo your work – make a change and Adobe Textile Designer will handle the rest.