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The Birth of Birth (Resub)

The Birth of Birth (Resub)
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Kaliko2005


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Re: The Birth of Birth (Resub)


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?

eHalcyon


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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.

(Unofficial) Derby Rules (outdated?)
Designing for the Derby (definitely outdated)
Tips for New Designers (always useful)

Kaliko2005


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eHalcyon wrote: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.


thanks a ton! yeah ill take to heart many things you said im getting better at this stuff i love it thanks again! also, one more question, are we actually limited to those colors listed on the woot template? also, where can i go to find a better looking shirt template?

IG64Assassin


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Kaliko2005 wrote:thanks a ton! yeah ill take to heart many things you said im getting better at this stuff i love it thanks again! also, one more question, are we actually limited to those colors listed on the woot template? also, where can i go to find a better looking shirt template?

Those are the only colors that can be used for the base, the color of the shirt its self. The other 6 colors that can be used for the design can be any color, but they have to be converted to PANTONE Solid Coated colors somewhere along the line (by you or by woot).

Kaliko2005


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IG64Assassin wrote:Those are the only colors that can be used for the base, the color of the shirt its self. The other 6 colors that can be used for the design can be any color, but they have to be converted to PANTONE Solid Coated colors somewhere along the line (by you or by woot).


got it thanks so much guys

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