12 Jun CRAFTSMAN TRICKS OF THE T-SHIRT TRADE
Imagine the design on a T-Shirt
While a print of a design might look flat and 2D, a design on a t-shirt will take on a 3D effect (wrinkles, folds, movement, etc.). Don’t be afraid to mock up your T-shirt design on a photo with a model. Seeing your design at scale is also extremely helpful so feel free to print it out and place it on an actual tee.
Keep things simple
Some of the most classic and effective T-shirt designs have the least amount of ink on them – don’t get caught up trying to make something elaborate just because it looks pretty.
Consider your Audience
This is a very important one. Are you designing for male or female; young or old? Business-like or more casual? At the end of the day you’re designing a product that you want people to wear.
Find a good printer
So your design is finished, but your tee will only be as ever as good as the shirt you’re going to print on. The weight, sizes, labeling options, cost and so on all affect the end product. By paying attention to all of these variables, you’ll have a kickass tee in no time.