So I got a bit bored at work today, and inspired by jamescho84's use of real t-shirt photos to display his designs, I decided to put together a collection of all 16 colors allowed in the shirt.woot derby.
**EDIT** - 08/29: Now on version 2 (I've added girls shirts too )
**EDIT** - 08/30: Now on version 3 (girls shirt more closely matches American Apparel's #2001 model)
**EDIT** - 09/12: Now on version 4 (more realistic heather grey template)
**EDIT** - 10/15: Now on version 5 ("true" black template; was displaying as dark brown for some people)
**EDIT** - 11/07: Now on version 6 (colors updated to match woot's new template)
Version 6 sees an important update, that of matching woot's updated template colors, which more realistically match what the shirt will look like in real life. While 6 colors remain the same (lemon, creme, red, cranberry, white and black), the other 10 colors have gotten either updates to brightness, hue and saturation. Of note, asphalt got a reduction in saturation, brown got a hue shift towards green, and all three greens got brightness adjustments.
Here is a preview of the updated colors:
The full PSD is 600x600, the max size allowed for the design composition, and contains 32 layers, one for each color in girls and guys. It's 11.5MB, and is currently being hosted at a free hosting service, link below:
I figured it'd be useful to get an idea of what you're design would actually look like on a t-shirt, instead of just a vectored illustration of a t-shirt. Plus, now the ladies can get some love too, since there is no illustrated template for the girls shirts. Just remember, these are reasonably accurate facsimiles of what the colors would look like on real shirts, but they are facsimiles. If you base your color palette on these shirts, there are no guarantees it'll look exactly the same if printed.
If someone would like to host it in a more permanent location, that'd be awesome.