geekfactor12


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A lot of new shirt designers post here wanting to know how to design shirts. Often, though, their questions are too nonspecific to be easily answered well.

I think a partial solution for this might be to create a list of great tutorials, so new folks can pick through the list to learn new skills and ways of doing things.

Please link your favorite tutorials here.

Using textures: http://cxcitybrand.com/how-to-get-a-vintage-distressed-look-on-designs-using-textures/

Quick Halftone Tips: http://www.emptees.com/posts/158138-quick-tips-halftones

Jimiyo's Halftone Reduction Guide: http://jimiyo.com/halftonereduction.htm

Heavyprints' Watercolor Tutorial (video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dawHPcwJa0

Jud's 10 Tips to Winning at T-shirt Design Contest Sites: http://www.shirtfight.com/blog/entry/10_tips_to_winning_t-shirt_design_contest_sites/

Quick Tips: Line work: http://www.emptees.com/resources/1831-quick-tips-line-work

Greg Abbott's Process Walkthrough: http://www.emptees.com/resources/2191-process-walkthrough

Nils Vogeding's T-shirt Design Process: http://iamthetrend.com/2010/02/05/a-step-by-step-look-on-how-t-shirts-are-designed/

Any others people should know about?

odysseyroc


quality posts: 33 Private Messages odysseyroc

Thanks for posting those.There's some great stuff in there.

I have a few tutorials in my youtube channel. I have a few for comic book coloring in various styles as well as one for creating halftones.


http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=odysseyroc





bassanimation


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Alex Solis has a few amazing tutorials on his site as well. I especially love the one for his Lunch Break shirt.

http://cargocollective.com/oddworx

parrotworks


quality posts: 16 Private Messages parrotworks

Great thread. Thanks for sharing.

paigeg


quality posts: 7 Private Messages paigeg

Ditto! I can't access a lot of those sites here at the office, but I sure will at home when I get time. I just finished a very basic how-to on Photoshop, and light bulbs went on. Can't wait to light up the whole brain-pan and finally learn how to produce something reasonably worthy of a vote.

chennai8


quality posts: 2 Private Messages chennai8

These 3 links are Woot specific,

http://shirt.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=1946963

http://shirt.woot.com/forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=2279598

http://shirt.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=2474008

Credits to : eHalcyon, TGentry and everyone who contributed.

neyfam2000 wrote:Woot!--going from "Deal-a-day" to "Site-a-day"

bassanimation


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This is a link containing multiple examples and tutorials about color separation in Photoshop and Illustrator. Color separating is still something I'm working through, so these examples were a big help to me. Enjoy!

Color Separation Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

PS: I wish we could ask the staff to 'sticky' useful stuff like this thread. I forgot it was here! >_<;; <-feels dum

JesseBYAH


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bassanimation wrote:This is a link containing multiple examples and tutorials about color separation in Photoshop and Illustrator. Color separating is still something I'm working through, so these examples were a big help to me. Enjoy!

Color Separation Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

PS: I wish we could ask the staff to 'sticky' useful stuff like this thread. I forgot it was here! >_<;; <-feels dum



Agreed, it would be great if we could "flag" certain threads so that we could come back to them later!

bassanimation


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Jimiyo posted this fantastic halftone layer trick. Please check it out and if you follow him on FB or Twitter, give him a thanks! Dude is otterific!

Jimiyo's Halftone Pattern Overlay

Daddyofnine


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I got so many funny IDEAS, i gotta learn to do this so i can submit shirt designs. Do you just make a picture and scan that n send it in? or does it have to be on a shirt?

sillykris


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sillykris

Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing these resources!