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Photographing Your Artwork

If you need to photograph of a piece of work, you must ensure that you show it to its best advantage. There are some simple steps you can follow which should help you to do that.

If you take a photograph of your work when it is lying on the table directly in front of you, the image will be distorted as in the example below.

Glossary of Fabrics


As a designer you will need to build up knowledge of fabrics and their properties. Essentially, these will become your “palette”. You need to learn how fabrics feel and behave. You can start by touching, feeling and looking closely at the fabrics around you and gathering information about their construction and composition. Consider what you are wearing. Do you know which fabrics your clothes are made from? With experience you will be able to tell what a fabric is made from simply by touching or “handling” it, but that knowledge takes time to acquire.

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