Video tutorial: Separate colours for screenprinting

Whether you’re looking to screenprint apparel or just a few prints, you need to be able to separate the different colours in preparation for the different films. A simple Illustrator tool that we often don’t use enough – The Magic Wand – can make this process very quick and easy, by detecting block colours and grouping them for you.

In five simple steps, I’ll show you how I go about creating my T-shirt graphics and how I prepare my artwork to send to the factory. I spend most of my time working over the graphics and coming up with the concept, so being able to prepare artwork fast is a necessity. Over the following steps I’ll run through this process and get you set up for print preparation.

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