April 4, 2008
The t-shirt industry is no joke, especially since hundreds of new brands are created each day. Stay on top of the game by keeping your t-shirt designs at high quality. We collected some of the best sources for t-shirt designing tips and tutorials on the net and put together this ultimate guide book for t-shirt designing. Read these tips and put them to use to design a t-shirt that’s visually stunning.
PHOTOSHOP T-SHIRT DESIGN
This tutorial will show you an approach to design a t-shirt in a way that doesn’t require using multiple templates, multiple files and multiple colours. Less is often more, and simplifying the process won’t detract from your designs.
DESIGNING ULTRA SCENEXCORE APPAREL
Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot about what’s hot in today’s “underground” fashion market. And when I say underground, it’s actually not so underground. Just take a peek into your local Hot Topic or Pac Sun and you’re going to see some great apparel graphics. And this tutorial will show you just how it’s done.
DIY VINTAGE T-SHIRTS
It’s easy to create authentic collegiate T-shirt designs using Illustrator, Photoshop and a good old-fashioned iron. In this tutorial, illustrator Derek Lea reveals how combining both applications can create stunning results.
FROM SKETCH TO VECTOR ILLUSTRATION
A technique of vector illustrating that takes a little bit more skill that I did not cover is starting with a hand drawn sketches. I will focus on that technique of vector illustrating for this tutorial.
VECTOR BASED T-SHIRT DESIGN
Brands like RVCA, Monarcy, Drifter, and others in the same field strive to have illustration as the message that carries their themes. This tutorial shows how I would attack a T-shirt design if someone commissioned a piece.
DESIGN A CHARACTER FOR T-SHIRT PRINT
Character creation is a personal thing. Anyone can doodle stick drawings and scrappy characters, but armed with an insider’s knowledge of cracking character design, you can breathe life into any design.
BEAUTIFUL VECTOR ILLUSTRATION
One thing we do regularly at Go Media is create beautiful vector people. Having illustrated hundreds of these, I have worked out a few tips that I would like to share with you. This will make your job much easier.
MAKE YOUR DESIGNS STAND OUT
Whether you are selling on cafepress, zazzle or getting your shirts printed somewhere else, you know that good clear t-shirt designs equals more sales and more returning customers. Remember, people are not buying the t-shirts, they are buying the artwork on the t-shirts.
HOW TO DESIGN A CUSTOM T-SHIRT
An awesome T-shirt could bring you some benefits and even income if your design will be well enough. Read tips, principles and rules on how to design proper custom T-shirt.
A bunch of cool vector packs you might find useful. Experiment with these different vectors to help you design a t-shirt.