Decorated Apparel Expo 2024, DAX Kansas City

Saturday, February 24

12:30 pm to 01:50 pm

AI has infiltrated the design world making it easier for anyone to quickly and easily whip up a design in a matter of seconds just by entering a series of words. When it comes to garment decoration though, it doesn’t end there. The generated image my not be the correct size, it will probably be flattened on a background, or the image itself may not be exactly what you want. So now what? That’s where Photoshop comes into play. In this class, Dane will demonstrate the amazing features of the AI program: Midjourney. He’ll show you his tips and tricks for generating images, then modifying the image in Photoshop to properly size it, extract it from the background, and make any other modifications to get to the final image for printing. While Photoshop has always been used to create artwork, Midjourney now makes it a lot quicker and easier to create stunning images in a fraction of the time, and Photoshop lets you make those final edits and put on the finishing touches.

Decorated Apparel Expo 2024, DAX Kansas City

Friday, February 23

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Understanding how to properly create and separate artwork for screen printing is essential to making production more efficient. Join Dane as he discusses the difference between raster and vector art, and how to work with both types using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn how to properly set up your art files, and optimize raster artwork. He’ll also discuss the aspects of the pre-production process and how to apply them and separate both types of art for easier production and better prints.

Impressions Expo 2024, Long Beach, CA

Sunday, January 21

9:00 am to 10:15 am

Room: 101A

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, you know that AI has taken the world by storm even in the creative world. There are so many different AI powered programs for the art market now, it’s hard to keep track, and more pop up every day. In this class Dane will help you navigate through some of the more popular programs currently available. While many have similar features, some do a better job than others. Dane will demonstrate some of the basic features of each and give you the pros and cons from what he’s experienced. Let him help you determine the right “tool” for you when it comes to creating artwork with AI.

Impressions Expo 2024, Long Beach, CA

Saturday, January 20

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Room: 101A

In the garment decorating industry, it used to be that you had to be an artist, or you had to have access to an artist to create the artwork for you and your production method. Now with AI, anyone can be an artist. But…it’s not that simple. Just because you can quickly and easily create an image using AI, it won’t be production ready, and more than likely, you won’t get the exact image you want. Knowing the fundamentals of Photoshop is still necessary to take that AI image to the finish line so it looks the way you want, and is set up properly for your production method. Follow along with Dane as he provides some Photoshop fundamentals to adjust your image to the proper size and resolution, remove images from flattened backgrounds, and use tools for modifying or combining elements from different AI generated images to create the final design ready for printing.

Impressions Expo 2024, Long Beach, CA

Friday, January 19

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Room: 101A

Direct-to-Film is taking the garment industry by storm. When creating your artwork for this decoration method there are things that need to be taken into consideration to make sure your transfers will print and apply correctly. Dane will discuss these points and offer some tips, tricks and techniques using Photoshop not only for creating your layouts but making sure they are set up properly to prevent any issues with printing and application.

Impressions Expo 2024, Long Beach, CA

Thursday, January 18

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room: 101B

Understanding how to properly create and separate artwork for screen printing is essential to making production more efficient. Join Dane as he discusses the difference between raster and vector art, and how to work with both types using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn how to properly set up your art files, and optimize raster artwork. He’ll also discuss the aspects of the pre-production process and how to apply them and separate both types of art for easier production and better prints.