Kaliko2005 wrote:I am aware of the illegality of this shirt but I've been using photoshop alot today learning halftones and layer editing and I was wondering if this looked any better than the other stuff I've submitted. So basically, I just want your advice on the shirt
How could i clean this up more?
Rather than submitting it, you could have just posted the image in the main derby thread.
It looks like you're using layer effects on that sphere - inner shadow, inner glow? I'm afraid you can't use those in shirt design. It also looks like you have gradients - blue to purple in the background and a white-to-green in the sphere. While gradients *may* be printable by woot, they've always been rejected in the derbies. Some rejection notices hint that they might accept simple gradients, but they don't define "simple" for us, and no gradients have survived thus far. Best to avoid them altogether.
In general, all the shapes of your design should be crisp - no anti-aliasing, no partially transparent pixels. Because the design should be created at high resolution, it will still look smooth when shrunk down for a shirt comp, and when printed on a shirt.
For designs in general, you should usually avoid the squared-off look. You've got a square background image on this one and it looks like you grabbed an image and dragged it over top of a shirt template. Instead, look for ways to integrate the design into the shirt, so it looks like it belongs there. In the same vein, try to avoid creating designs that are large sheets of ink.
Hope that helps. Feel free to ask for more clarification if I haven't been clear.