T-Shirt Design Workshop 02: Using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Hand-Drawing Techniques

Ray Dombroski

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29 Lessons (2h 33m)
    • 1. T Shirt Design Workshop Part 2 Intro

      1:44
    • 2. Tools and Materials

      9:40
    • 3. Create a Project

      0:50
    • 4. Inspiration & Pinterest

      3:27
    • 5. 05 Organizing Inspiration

      2:20
    • 6. Thumbnail Sketching

      0:58
    • 7. Creating Basic Shapes in Illustrator

      3:10
    • 8. Laying Out Type

      10:00
    • 9. Using Typekit

      2:28
    • 10. Alternate Layouts

      5:20
    • 11. Refine the Design

      4:16
    • 12. Pixels to Paper

      1:07
    • 13. Drawing Outlines

      3:08
    • 14. Watercolor Pencil

      5:38
    • 15. Photoshop

      11:32
    • 16. Refine on Paper

      5:28
    • 17. Back Into Photoshop

      6:59
    • 18. Make a Watercolor Brush

      3:08
    • 19. Painting with Photoshop Brushes

      4:01
    • 20. Colorways

      3:21
    • 21. Sizing Your Graphic Part 1

      2:42
    • 22. Sizing Your Graphic Part 2

      4:17
    • 23. Pantone Colors for Screenprinting

      1:35
    • 24. Setting up a Spec Sheet

      5:24
    • 25. Optional Lesson: Color Seps 02 Index Separations

      19:10
    • 26. Optional Lesson: Color Seps 01 Halftone Separations

      13:49
    • 27. Sending Designs to Print

      9:16
    • 28. Printed T Shirts Arrive

      6:40
    • 29. Wrap Up Workshop 02

      1:17
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About This Class

In this workshop we will go over the entire process of creating a t-shirt design, from finding ideas all the way to sending your designs out to be printed.

We will send out the design to 3 different printers. At the end, those shirts will be unboxed so you can see exactly how they came back from the printer (there will be a few unexpected surprises you can learn from!)

In this class we’ll cover:

  • How to find and apply inspiration
  • The various computer tools and traditional tools you will need to create t-shirt designs.
  • How to move seamlessly between Photoshop, Illustrator, and pencil & paper so your designs come out as good or better than you had initially imagined
  • Type layout using Adobe Typekit fonts
  • How to create your own custom Photoshop brushes to quickly add color and texture to your designs
  • How to incorporate hand-drawn effects into a computer-based design
  • How to make sure your graphic is screen printed with the exact ink colors, sizing, and placement that you want
  • Printing with sublimation and DTG (direct-to-garment) methods
  • Avoiding common mistakes so your t-shirts come back printed exactly as designed

As a bonus you will also receive:

  • The Photoshop watercolor brushes made in the workshop
  • All 3 colorways of the finished “South Shore” design created (Photoshop format)
  •  2 bonus lectures showing methods to create “index” and “halftone” screen printing color separations in Photoshop and Illustrator without the need for any extra software
  • Downloadable files for the two color separation methods demonstrated in the workshop