Shirt design programs

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by Kormara, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Kormara

    Kormara White Belt

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    Anyone out there just starting up or know of decent shirt designing programs that you can use online or download because all i have been doing is making shit up in microsoft paint and uploading the images onto a shirt. Any suggestions would be nice.
     
  2. Ahimsa

    Ahimsa Green Belt

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    Look into getting Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You can find it easily using bittorrent.
     
  3. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    post some of ur designs up---please share
     
  4. Kormara

    Kormara White Belt

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    once i get it going I will but for now i'm just getting a shirt drawn up for where i train at
     
  5. Happnin' Mojo

    Happnin' Mojo Brown Belt

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    I shirt that you could upload images onto would be kick ass...
     
  6. Snake_p20

    Snake_p20 Blue Belt

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    I've got a sponsor who designs shirts for us before we make them. I don't know the name of the program, if its free or if he bought it but I will get a hold of him and find out. Some samples of his programs shirts:

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    One of his companies shirts:

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  7. Kormara

    Kormara White Belt

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    That would be most excellent.
     
  8. JimmyEatsPoo

    JimmyEatsPoo White Belt

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    Illustrator by Adobe
    Photoshop also

    Shirt places burn screens using vector art. As opposed to raster art. Illustrator is a vector art program. If you use something other than vector, chances are (unless you can get a deal) they'll charge extra to convert. Which is basically re-drawing.

    Easiest way to explain the diff:

    Raster art is a picture made up of tiny little cubes (pixels) The more you try to enlarge. . . the bigger the pixels get. . . the crappier it looks

    Vector art is based on constant rational equations. When you enlarge or shrink the image, everything is recalculated to keep it crisp.
     
  9. rbun

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    Illustrator and maybe some art courses at a local community college if your artistic skills aren't polished.
     
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  11. Snake_p20

    Snake_p20 Blue Belt

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    I didn't ask what you thought of the shirts or the name and quite frankly I couldn't give a fuck less what you thought of them, if you don't have anything constructive to say towards the thread, which is the design program, then take your ass to the OT.
     
  12. Krossinc

    Krossinc Design is el cool

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    Chill out, he's got a point. The name is very poor and the designs need a lot of work. There are very few people who will purchase this. This coming from a designer. I'd recommend hiring someone else besides the guy you're currently speaking to.
     
  13. Some programs are "proprietary" and only offered in people in the apparel industry. Other companies make special plug-ins for Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel Draw and Quark Express.
     

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