T-Shirt Designing 101

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VECTOR PACKS
A bunch of cool vector packs you might find useful. Experiment with these different vectors to help you design a t-shirt.

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