What is Project Paras?
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. You use Photoshop today to start your fabric designs. That’s why Adobe is introducing Project Paras for Adobe Photoshop CC - a new 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, setting 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. Project Paras lets you be creative today, without worrying whether you can print tomorrow.