T-Shirt Design Workshop 3: Using Photos and Type
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T-Shirt Design Workshop 3: Using Photos and Type

Designing in Procreate App, Photoshop, and Illustrator
4.2 (178 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,110 students enrolled
Created by Ray Dombroski
Last updated 12/2017
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Develop an idea into a finished t-shirt design, ready to send out to be printed
  • Find ideas using Pinterest
  • Turn those ideas into quick thumbnail sketches
  • Optimize snapshot photographs from your phone in Photoshop
  • Add some color in Photoshop
  • Add custom typography to t-shirt designs in Illustrator
  • Use Adobe Typekit fonts, a resource included with most Adobe CC subscriptions
  • Bring everything together with hand-drawing techniques in the Procreate App for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil
  • Optimize & simplify your final art file, ready to send out for printing (production color separations for screen printing are not covered)
Requirements
  • You should know basic tools in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and how to use layers
Description

Improving your t-shirt designs is the single best way to build your brand and improve your design career, as well as your sales to clients and customers.

Stand apart from the crowd. This course will show you how to build a unique photo & type-based t-shirt design to represent your brand.

In this course we’ll cover:

  • How to find and apply inspiration
  • The various analog and digital tools you will need to create t-shirt designs.
  • How to move seamlessly between Photoshop, Illustrator, and the Procreate App for iPad so your designs come out as good or better than you had initially imagined
  • Type layout using Adobe Typekit fonts in Illustrator
  • How to incorporate hand-drawn effects into a computer-based design

As a bonus you will also receive:

  • All working Photoshop and Illustrator files demonstrated in this class
  • A Photoshop texture brush for you to use with your designs
  • A custom Procreate App brush for you to use with your designs
Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to improve their t-shirt designs
Course content
Expand 9 lectures 01:12:42
+ Introduction
9 lectures 01:12:42

Starting with an idea and a snapshot, you will be on your way to creating a t-shirt design.

Preview 01:23

The analog tools, digital hardware and software tools that will allow you to bring your idea to fruition.

Preview 05:54

Pinterest is one of the best way to catalog your favorite ideas. This lesson shows how to organize your inspiration images.

Preview 06:10

Take your ideas to paper with quick thumbnail sketches.

Ideation Sketching
02:01

Optimize a photograph for use in your t-shirt graphic. Use the "threshold" method. Add color.

Starting in Photoshop
19:03

Add and customize a type layout in Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe Illustrator
18:14

Bring the design into your iPad. Fine tune lettering and your photo with the Procreate App.

iPad + Procreate App
11:29

Bring your design back into Photoshop to optimize and simplify your file. Ready for Direct to Garment Printing. 

Production screen print color separations aren't covered, but this will be a file that is very easy to work with.

Ending with Photoshop
07:41

Now that you know the methods, it's your turn to make a t-shirt design!

Wrapping Up
00:47