T-shirt design can be a pricey business. There are so many things to consider when you enter your local print shop: the expense of four-colour processing, the complexity of creating multiple templates, not to mention the cost of creating each individual screening template. There's even a cost associated with opening multiple digital files. The list can go on and on, while your pocket becomes lighter and lighter€¦
Well, there are ways around this spending. This tutorial will show you an approach to designing T-shirts that doesn't use multiple templates, multiple files and multiple colours. Less is often more, and simplifying the process won't detract from your designs. We'll create a T-shirt design with only one colour, that you will incorporate into one template, which you can then deliver to your printer in one digital file. Your costs will be cut substantially, but your end result will be innovative and stylish.
We're going to use Photoshop to create a design that looks antiquated and deconstructed. It will appear as if the shirt had been washed several thousand times, but will retain a degree of vividness. With a little technical forethought, Photoshop can save you a lot of cash€¦