T shirt design tips for rookies
We create this blog for those who do not know much about design but are going to make some print tees for whatever occasions. So, there is no need for you to know anything about tee design.
Before we start, let's explore what to work on. Of course, doing a research would be our 1st step. Let see where we can find all these useful resources and tools. If you have time, read it through, or you can simple jump to the last section to learn about some easy tools.
STEP 1 FIND REFERENCE
Tip 1 Keywords
As long as you have ideas, there is always a way to find the design concept. It is not necessary coming from a designer.
Example: If you are creating a t shirt for Food Society, it is quite obvious you would think of words like food, spoon, fork, chopsticks, Any kind of food, utensils, tableware etc……
Tip 2 Check out different kind of t-shirts styling
Here is some reference, College style, play with logo, Chinese Fonts
Pinterest - Search "t shirt design inspiration ideas"
ZCool - A platform for inland Chinese designers to publish their works
teepublic - A web sales t-shirt company
Shutterstock - Possibly the large stock photo and graphics web page
farfetch - A web selling all premium fashion brands
Tip 3 Find useful resources
Free Vector Images
STEP 2 COMPOSE
Tip 4 Logo Maker
I have try many logo maker. Among all of them, this is the easiest. You simply have to type in your entity name and slogan, the program AI will generate many choices.
Let's play with the following example
Entity: Food Society
Keywords: Fork, Spoon
Keywords: Spoon, WIFI
The program comes with some basic editing functions, like coloring, position, size, fonts......But the resolution is too low, further professional editing will probably required if you intend to use the design on your t-shirt.
Tip 5 Mock Ups
placeit.net - No special skill requires, just upload your artwork and the program will generate the mock ups
Try it yourself and see if it helps。