Illustrator T-Shirt Template Tutorial

Illustrator T-Shirt Template Tutorial


okay I want to show you a quick video on
how to use the t-shirt template that was based on the
original template that came from job the river from Deviant art so what I’ve done is they’ve taken
his template now kinda made it a little bit easier to change different aspects
of it so there are some instructions here if I
go ahead and lock the template info layer let’s look at you to
these layers so we’ve got the info and then we have the shirt details and that’s
just the outside border they’re kinda
transparent graphics that give you some depth to the t-shirt and then those
usually you don’t have to touch any of that and then we have two other layers we
have a clipping mask shirts they’re just great shirts and if
I turn off this original are the actual shirt details you can see
that they’re just shapes and we can use those to clip art design
so that it for design hangs up the outside the edges shirt little clip
it off so will get back to that in just a
second then we have an open unlock player called your design
here obviously that’s where you can add your design and then you have a shirt base colors and
those are just the original colors that you can change the let’s turn those shirt
details back on leave that locked because what you wanna
do is be able to lock and unlock layers so see can easily select stuff so I’ll go ahead and lock the
your design here layer go to the shirt base and unlock it that way I can
highlight these two shirts and change their fill color however I
see fit so let’s say I wanted to do this kind of dark pink color and there we go so again
I can select those two, and again this is why
you lock all your other layers because then you can easily select your objects and
not have to mess with different selections on the
page so there we go, so let’s say I want those colors
now how do we actually at our Design let’s go ahead and unlock the, your
design here layer and just for simplicity sake we’re gonna
do something kinda lame but really quick
were just going to add a bunch of stars and noticed that the t-shirt design is is some of the stars are hanging outside
the edges and that’s okay can I just wanna
demonstrate the concept of the clipping mask to you and notice by having your design
underneath the shirt details layer than those details will sit on top of
your objects or your design and you don’t lose any of that detail so go ahead and do this and again this is
not the coolest design ever but it should demonstrate the concepts for you now if
you’re just gonna do a logo or just something right here on the upper chest
layer what not then that’s absolutely fine but if you
do designed like a pattern or what not that you do you wanna can have clipped
to the edges and here’s what you do see you have your design on the your design
here layer and then we’re gonna do is we’re gonna
unlock the clipping mask shirts when were all done, and then turn on
that clipping masks shirts and then by unlocking those two and
locking everything else now easily select everything so go ahead and select oliver design and the clipping masks go
to object clipping mask and make so that’s just
gonna clip it to the edges so that it looks nice and clean it looks like an
actual preview what your shirt looks like so in general that’s how you work with this
template and I’m excited to see what designs you come up with

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