T-Shirt Design Workshop 01: Foundation

Ray Dombroski

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19 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:23
    • 2. Every T Shirt Has A Story

      8:16
    • 3. History of the T Shirt

      4:27
    • 4. Present Day T Shirt Design

      4:00
    • 5. What makes a Good T Shirt Graphic

      2:05
    • 6. Kinds of Fabric

      2:25
    • 7. T Shirt Construction

      1:29
    • 8. Garment Dye

      2:31
    • 9. Yarn Dye

      1:05
    • 10. Garment Washes

      2:07
    • 11. Direct to Garment Printing

      3:38
    • 12. Dye Sublimation Printing

      5:01
    • 13. Oversize Printing

      5:27
    • 14. Screen Printing Inks

      5:27
    • 15. Specialty Inks and Printing Techniques

      6:26
    • 16. How Color Separations Work

      7:24
    • 17. Screen Printing Supplies

      3:23
    • 18. Screen Printing Process

      3:43
    • 19. Closing Thoughts

      1:14
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About This Class

Learning the possibilities and options you have when creating a t-shirt design is an essential investment in becoming a professional t-shirt designer. In this workshop, we'll go over all the ingredients that go into a t-shirt design.

*This course does not have step-by-step graphic design or software tutorials (That will be covered in the follow-up course, T-Shirt Design Workshop 02).

It does, however, cover a wide range of topics that provide context and essential knowledge for anyone wanting to become a professional t-shirt graphic designer.

In this course we will cover:

  • Every t-shirt design should have a story behind it
  • The history of the graphic t-shirt
  • What makes a good t-shirt design
  • The varieties of t-shirts and fabric
  • Garment dyes and garment washes
  • Alternative printing methods like Direct to Garment (DTG) and Dye Sublimation
  • Oversize and allover printing techniques
  • How the different kinds of color separation work
  • Varieties of screen printing ink
  • Specialty inks and printing methods that will set your designs apart
  • Supplies needed to screen print a t-shirt
  • We will finish off with a demonstration showing how you can screen print a t-shirt - even at home!