How To Make skull T-Shirt mockup Designs Using Placeit

How To Make skull T-Shirt mockup Designs Using Placeit

How To Make skull T-Shirt mockup Designs Using Placeit

Today I’m going to be tell you how to use placeit. net to create T-shirt designs like these here even T-shirt designs like these ones here. And then lastly a third optionon how to create T-shirt designs on completely for free. Without further ado, let’sgo ahead and get started. http://fashion

So in this video, I’m goingto show you the two main ways to create T-shirt designs on and then lastly how to createT-shirt designs for free if you don’t already have asubscription to so the very first thingis we need to go over to and actually log in and sign into our account. Now for those of you whoare new to placeit.

it is a paid subscriptionservice and I did put my affiliate link down in thedescription that gives you a discount so it’s 15% offof any plan for the lifetime. So if you don’t have asubscription to PlaceIt already, I recommend using that linkit helps out this channel and it gives you a discountso it should be a win win. But watch this video through first and see if this is something that you want to use the service for, you can stick around to theend of the video to watch how to create the free versions as well.

So once we’re signed up for PlaceIt and we’re logged into our account, there’s a couple things we can do. There’s two main ways tocreate T-shirt designs. The first thing we’re goingto do is hover over designs and then click on T-shirt designs. Now what this is goingto do is bring us into their general T-shirt design area. Now there are tones of pages here.

As you can see, as of rightnow, there are 133 pages of different T-shirt designs and keep in mind they are constantly adding new designs. Now as you scroll down here,you can hover over these to see the different variations that you could possibly create. And then on the leftside, you can sort them if you have a certain categoryor topic you wanna create in. Another small littletip I can pass on to you from experience is youcan click this down arrow and you can switch it to bestselling and it’s going to sort it by the designs thatare most popularly downloaded which are typically going tobe the best designs overall.

So for instance here let’s go ahead and choose one of theseto customize and show you how to create a T-shirt design the standard way on This is a pretty cool one over here. So I’m going to go ahead and use this one. Now once we’re in here,we can basically customize everything we need. So starting from the left side,we have our text over here. This is the text that’s down here. There is no Undo buttonfor say, but you can click Reset layout, and I’ll put it right back where it was in the beginning.

Now all you have to do to editthis text is just highlight it right here and switch itto whatever you would like. You can change the fontthat it’s written in. You can even change the color that it is. And then lastly for the text,if you need to add more text, all you do is add anothertext, it’ll add it right here and then you can moveit wherever you need to you can customize it withthe colors the background and you can even turn it offif you don’t need it anymore.

Now this is the cool part,coming over to the right side we have all of the majoroptions for customizing this T-shirt design. So when you start a template,everything is basically put in place of where theythink it will work best. Again, if you movesomething and it doesn’t line up perfectly, just hit reset layout and it’ll put it rightback where it belongs.

I’m going to skipbackground for a second here and go through the graphics and then importantly I will come back up to background to explain how to use that properlyfor a T-shirt design. So as we go throughhere with this template, just to show you how awesome PlaceIt is, you just basically clickthe different graphics, they are all for commercial usage.

So you can use anythingin here and download it and use it on your T-shirt designs to profit from. So feel free to justclick around through here, you can even change thecolours of the designs if you want to, andreflect it will reflect it right in your preview. You can keep going through and you can change different things here. So we can switch this and it basically syncs it right up to the design.

Now for example, if we did move this or wanted to put it somewhere else, again, we can reset the layout. And we can continue just kindof searching through here and putting on differentitems to customize the design how we like it best. Now I kind of like that bluethat we had here previously. So I’m going to click that, turn that on. And then just to showyou how this continues, you can just add thingsinto the background, and all the elementskind of work together.

Now for those of you who arecompletely new to PlaceIt you can choose to have noimage you can also choose to add a custom image. So if you have something thatyou wanna add to this design that you have on your computer,all you do is click here and you can upload that image and add it right into the design. So lastly, the most importantthing when you’re creating a T-shirt design is that you need to have a transparent background. So in the background section, all we do is hit the down arrow and switchit to the checkerboard. And this will be a transparent background.

This is what we want todownload to put on our shirts because when we put it on ashirt on a Print-on-Demand site, or however we are usingthis design for T-shirts, it won’t have the colourof the background in here. So once you’re satisfied with your design, all you hit is download. it’ll remind you a few things. There is no watermark on hereit’s a high resolution PNG.

This particular one is4000 pixels by 4800 pixels and as I said before, most importantly, it is commercially usable so you can profit fromall of these designs. Now we just hit download right here, give it a few seconds andthis pop up will come up in the corner your request isprocessing and you’ll see it loading in the download section.

Now at any point, you canclick this download button right here and it’ll takeyou to all of the designs that you’ve created onyour PlaceIt account but once this loads,you’ll get a check mark and another pop up thatsays processing is finished and you just click here to download. By doing this it’ll downloadstraight to your computer. You can click this and it’ll open up and just like that you havethis design on your computer, remember it’s 4000 by 4800 pixels.

So it’s plenty big to put on a T-shirt and it has a transparent background. So that right there isthe first way known as the traditional way to createT-shirt designs on Now let’s get into the second way, this is not going to be thetraditional way that people will tell you how to createT-shirt designs on however, I think it is totally underrated and it is an amazing feature.

All you have to do here is go to logos, you hover over it, then just click it. Now once you do this, don’ttype anything in here, just go to see all of our templates. And once you’re here,it basically brings you to their logo section. So not their T-shirt design section, but these are made to be individual logos. But as you see from hovering over these when you see the variations,these are actually really cool designs.

So for example if we’regoing with the skull theme of the other one, just click on this and we’ll start customizing this one. Similarly to the other ones,we have all the same features again, just more designs to choose from, so we can deal with all of ourtext over here on the side. Again, with the graphics,We can scroll through these we can even type in if wewanted to go with skull to match our other one, we cansee what loads through here and remember, all of theseare commercially usable.

So let’s click one of theseand see what it looks like in this design. So guys, just like that, wehave another great design, all we have to do is customizethe text and then remember to change the background to transparent, all we have to do is go tothe side, find background over here, click thedown arrow and switch it to the checkerboard again, andthis design is ready to go. So I’ll just go ahead and click download.

How To Make skull T-Shirt mockup Designs Using Placeit

How To Make skull T-Shirt mockup Designs Using Placeit

Again, the same reminder we have here and keep in mind some different designs have different aspect ratios. So you’ll see some ofthem are 4000 by 4000. The other one I believewe did was 4000 by 4800. And they start to vary butthey’re all super high quality. We’ll just hit downloadhere and once the processing finishes, we will see thatwe have the check mark, and we can click here to download.

And just like that we havetwo great T-shirt designs made in the matter of a couple minutes. Now what I wanna do isgo back over to PlaceIt and I wanna show you if youdon’t have a subscription or you can’t afford it right now how to create T-shirt designs for free. So let’s go right back over to PlaceIt we’re just going to go to the homepage and from the homepage, we’regoing to hover over mock ups or designs and click on the free one that’s at the beginning, whether you click freemock ups or free designs, it’s going to take you to the same page.

Now once you are here,this is going to show you everything that is completelyfree that you can customize and download on Now if we scroll to thebottom, we can see that as of right now, there are 15 pages. And remember, this isgrowing almost every day.

So this is not going togive us as good of designs as we just saw previously, but you can still go in here, you can find somethingthat looks relevant, you can click it and we cando the full customization as before, so you haveall your text on the side, if you don’t want all of the text, look at what it corresponds to. So 50% we probably don’t want that, we’re just going to take that one out, we’ll take the bottom line out as well.

And we could customize theeBooks to say anything we need, and we can even move it around,make it bigger or smaller if we wanted to. Now what I really wanna showyou is that you can click these over here, you caneven take out the search term and just look at everything generally. And everything that yousee here is completely free to use and download.

Now once you have somethingthat you’re ready to go on a shirt for this instance,maybe I’m just going to take the text out, just moveit to the side over there instead of turning it off,and then I’m just going to go to the background, changeit to the checkerboard, so it’s transparent andthen we can go ahead and we can download this one as well.

And it’s completely for free. As a reminder, it’s going tobe fully commercially usable 1080 by 1080 pixels is still plenty to use for Print-on-Demand or a T-shirt. I’ll download it and I’ll showyou how good the quality is just so you can see for yourself. And as you can see, nowwe have our third design ready to go and we did all of this just in the matter of minutes.

Now this one is meant tobe kind of like a drawing. So as you zoom in, the qualityis not going to be as crisp as for say this one over here, but this one is meantto be perfectly clear. And I think the animationon this one is meant to be more of a cartoon bookanimation or cartoon book look. So guys, those are the threeways to create T-shirt designs using As a reminder, my affiliate link for placeit. is down in the description andthat will give you 15% off of any of their plans. So hopefully that helps you guys to give you a better price on the plans.

how i design a t shirt – clothing art tutorial

how i design a t shirt – clothing art tutorial

Hey, what’s up y’all! I’m Ten Hundred. I’m an artist from Seattle, Washington, and today I’m gonna talk to you about how I design my T-Shirts. T-Shirts are a huge part of my business, aside from murals, it’s like the biggest part of my business and it’s a great way for me to make my art affordable and accessible, and so that anyone can afford it, and support it. So, we’re gonna talk a little bit about how to design a T-Shirt.

I’m here in my shop Statix, got a whole lot of t-shirts right behind me. But first, this video is brought to you by my favorite sponsor: Skillshare. I think most of you who clicked on this video are probably into learning. You want to learn how to make a t-shirt? Well, I’ve got another place where you can do a little bit of learning. Skillshare is a super awesome online learning community.

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So yeah, let’s design some T-Shirts! And also just a little side note, the T-Shirts that I design, right when I publish this artical they’ll be available on my website for you to order. I do free shipping anywhere in the U.S. International shipping available, so if you like what I design here today, you can get yourself one. But anyway, let’s get into this T-Shirt design! All right, so let’s design a T-Shirt! It all starts with a pencil sketch, I had zero plan going into this. Sometimes the best stuff comes out when you just sit down and start drawing and see what happens.

And yeah, that’s what I did on this one. I’m just using some graphite pencils on some Bristol paper, the paper’s 19 inches by 24 inches. I actually was, (I) usually draw on 14 inch by 17 inch paper, but I was like, all out at my shop, so I just decided to draw real big, and I feel like the bigger I draw, sometimes the better it turns out. I like a lot of space. I have a really hard time staying on one piece of paper, always. I always need to like, stitch two pieces of paper together. But yeah, this is just kind of like, turning into this sort of, warrior archer woman, and I think she’s pretty cool.

Yeah, so then the next step is to start inking the drawing. I’m using Faber-Castell-India Ink pens and, I’m using the super fine tip. The 1.5 millimeter bullet nib, and the brush nib. I start with the super fine tip and do the whole drawing just the the slim line art. Ink that whole thing, and then I end up going back over it with the broader brushes on areas where I want it to pop out, and have more weight to the lines, and some more depth.

Inking the drawing is always just a tiny bit nerve-wracking because, you know, it’s so permanent now. No erasing this, so, gotta be careful with it, and sometimes I take a sketch, and then photograph the sketch, and then ink it digitally; which you know that, that command-z, you can always undo, but I feel like the look of an actual hand-drawn, hand inked piece is, ends up being a little bit better. And then at the end of the project, I have like, this original ink drawing that I can sell as a piece of original art.

People seem to like ’em, and I like ’em. So, that’s the, that’s the plus side of actually inking it in real life; in the real world, existing, analog. Alright, so, I finished my drawing, and now I need to photograph it, so that I can bring it into Photoshop. This paper that I drill on is like, way too big for me to scan it, because I don’t have a scanner this big, so I’m gonna photograph it with my Sony A6500, edit it, and we’ll turn it into some black and white line art, so that we can start coloring it.

Yeah-ah! Alright, so we just took our pictures, let’s go ahead and launch Lightroom, Adobe Lightroom, and pop these pictures open, edit ’em up a little bit. We’re gonna go ahead and hit ‘Shift’ ‘Command’ ‘I’ to go to our import photos. These are the ones we want. Click import. We’ll go over here to this develop tab. I don’t know, that one looks pretty straight on. Let’s check out a few of these other ones. Yeah, let’s go with this one.

So, first thing we’re gonna want to do is go to our white balance right here, and just click in the white area and that will make it so that it’s kind of white balance corrected. I’m gonna bump up my exposure a little bit here, I’m gonna grab my crop tool here, and just crop this a little closer.

Let’s turn off this lock so that we can crop it however we want. I like to leave a little space around the edges so that when I bring it into Photoshop, I can kind of straighten it up. Go ahead and hit ‘Enter’ to crop that, and then we’re gonna go to white slider. Boost up the whites a bit, and boost up the blacks. Whoops, boost, boost down the blacks.

Bump that contrast up, lose a little bit of the shadows. Awesome, so that’s, that’s looking pretty good right there. We’re gonna edit this some more in Photoshop, so, let’s go ahead and go to ‘File’ and choose ‘Export’, and we’ll call this one “The Archer.” And, I want to export it as a Photoshop document: PSD because I’m going straight into Photoshop with it, and I’m gonna export it at 600 dpi. And that’s pretty much everything that I need to do there, I’ll go ahead and click ‘Export’, and I can quit Lightroom at this point.

Okay. So once we have Photoshop open, we’re gonna go find that file. Alright, first thing I want to do is; I want to make sure that this is pretty straight, so I’m gonna create a new layer here, grab my shape tool, right now it’s said to be a rectangle, we want it to be a rectangle. I’m gonna change the color of the shape, just whatever, can be pink, and then I’m gonna make a rectangle that’s about the size of my paper.

Now, on the rectangle layer here, we want to go to ‘Opacity’ and change that to like 40%. This is a guide for us, so that we can make our drawing kind of straight. Let’s unlock this layer; click right there, and then we’re going to hit ‘Command’ ‘T’ to go into Transform Mode, and then right click and choose ‘Skew’, and we’re just gonna skew this so that the edges of our paper match up to this rectangle’s, because it’s really difficult to photograph the art like perfectly straight on. So we’re just doing small adjustments. You want to choose the photo that looks the most straight on, but then go in and do these little adjustments.

You’re trying to get it pretty close to the edge of that, of that rectangle that we made. I usually like to go just beyond the borders of it. Cool, and then we’ll hit ‘Enter’ to commit that. Awesome, we can lose this rectangle. And now I’m gonna go ahead and kind of just, crop out this gray wall. Awesome! Now, we’re gonna want to make our drawing bigger.

So if we hit ‘Option’ ‘Command’ ‘I’, it’ll bring up our image size menu, and right now our resolution is at 600, and we want to make sure that ‘Resample’ is unchecked, and we’re gonna drop this down to 300. Because we split the resolution in half, it made our image overall bigger so now it’s 11 inches by 15 inches. For printing, you don’t want your resolution to be any lower than 300 dpi, though.

how i design a t shirt – clothing art tutorial

how i design a t shirt – clothing art tutorial

The maximum print size of a T-Shirt is 15 inches by 20 inches with the company that I use, so I’m gonna actually increase this. I’m gonna turn back on ‘Resample’, and then I’m gonna go to ‘Preserve Details 2.0’ because Photoshop has a good algorithm if you want to like, increase the size of your image without making it look all janky, and I’m just going to go ahead and bump this up to 20. So now we’re at 14.651 by 20.

Just want to make this like, a decent size image. So I’m clicking ‘Ok’ here. Alright, so now we want to make this pure black and pure white. So I’m gonna go to ‘Image’ and choose ‘Adjustments’ and then choose ‘Levels.’ So this end is like, the white slider and this end is like the black slider, so we’ll start sliding this down until we lose, ’till it’s basically like, pure white. We’ll slide this up to bring the blacks back in.

So now, we’ve got a little bit of kind of, shadows going on down here, and this area is starting to get too light, so I’m gonna go and grab the bottom half of my image with the ‘Selector’ tool here, actually, probably like the bottom third, and hit ‘Command’ ‘X’, and then hit ‘Command’ ‘V’ and we’ve got this pasted on a new layer. So we can just line these back up.

So now on this layer, let’s go back to ‘Image’ and choose ‘Levels’ and just make that white really white. Click ‘OK’. Let’s make sure these seams are okay from doing that. Yeah, so we’ve got a little bit of jaggedness, so let’s just adjust this layer a bit. There we go. Now it’s back where it needs to be.

So now we’re gonna hold down ‘Shift’ on our keyboard and click the other layer so now they’re together, and we’ll just go ahead and merge these back together. And now what we want to do is, we’re going to get rid of the white background. I made another video on this on my YouTube channel, I’ll link to it right here. But we’re gonna hit ‘Command’ ‘A,’ ‘Command’ ‘X’ to cut it. Then we’re gonna hit ‘Q’ on our keyboard. ‘Command’ ‘V.” We’re gonna hit ‘Q’ again, and now we want to hit ‘Shift’ ‘Command’ ‘I’ to invert our selection, and then we’re gonna hit ‘Shift’ ‘F5’ to fill that selection.

We’re gonna choose black. Okay, so now we have just our black lines here on a transparent background. We can drop in a white background. They say you shouldn’t really like, work too long on a white background because it’s bad for your eyes, but I’m gonna do a white background because I want to. So now we’re ready to start coloring. We’re gonna hit ‘W’ on our keyboard to get the Magic Wand tool. Make sure ‘Contiguous’ is checked.

We’re gonna click outside of our character, and it should select everything outside the character. But certain areas like this bowstring it stopped the selection because there’s like, a black line. So we need to hold down ‘Shift’ and click these areas to add them to our selection. Cool. Now that we have the outside of the character selected, we are gonna go ahead and hit ‘Shift’ ‘Command’ ‘I’. That’s gonna invert our selection.

But that selection is just outside the black lines and we want them to be in the middle of the black lines. So we’re gonna go to ‘Select’, choose ‘Modify’ and ‘Contract’. I already have mine set to 3 pixels. That should work. So we’re gonna create a new layer here for our colors. Then we’re gonna hit ‘G’ on the keyboard to pull up our paint bucket tool. Then click inside the character to fill it with one solid color. Then ‘Command’ ‘D’ to deselect.

Alright, so now it’s time to start coloring. I’m actually gonna speed things up a little bit here, so it’s not like a 4 hour video. I made a full in-depth tutorial on how to color a drawing and shade a drawing in Photoshop. I’ll link to that video right here if you want to know how to color your drawings in Photoshop, but I will show you this: when you’re designing a T-Shirt, sometimes it’s helpful to work within Pantone colors because those are the screen print ink colors that T-Shirt companies use.

So if you go over to your color picker here, and then you click on this little button that says ‘Color Libraries’, that shows you all the different Pantone colors. And usually when I’m designing a T-Shirt, that’s kind of the color picker that I work in, so that I can provide my T-Shirt company with the Pantone numbers so that the colors that they print are exactly what I designed with. So I’m trying to limit my palette here to just 6 colors.

When you do screen printed t-shirts, each color that you add ends up costing you more money. So, it’s kind of cool doing screen printing stuff, because you have to limit yourself, and like, you guys might know if you’ve seen any of my other videos, like, I love all the colors. I’m like, love colors and I super colorful artists. So, working on T-Shirt designs, actually I love it because it really limits me on what I can do, and I try to push these 6 colors that I’ve chosen maybe as far as I can, and really try to do cool color combinations.

But yeah, the other thing is, is so there’s 6 colors, and then there’s black line art, but the black line art I’m gonna print this on black T-Shirts, or like dark grey T-Shirts, so the line art will actually be just the fabric showing through, so that will save me on, on one color. All right, I think that is it. I’m feeling it. It’s pretty popping, pretty, pretty spooky. We got some alchemy symbols on the bottom here, got some phases of the Moon that I made.

This character’s name is Carbon Black, she’s the sister of Yuma Black, another character that I made. And yeah, it’s gonna be a pretty vivid shirt. Chuckles And we’re gonna go ahead and, just kind of mock this up on a T-Shirt and see how it looks. Cool, so I got that open.

Here’s another design I did a while ago. And then we’ll just drag this down, kind of get it about to where we want it to be, And then we go back over to our mock-up and there’s our design. And then we’ll go ahead and just kind of position this where we want it to be, and yeah, yeah, that’s looking pretty cool. These mock-ups are pretty rad.

And yeah, so now we can kind of see what its gonna look like on a T-Shirt. This is looking sick! What do you guys think, do you like it? So that’s cool, so there’s the long sleeve, and I think it’s looking pretty rad. Haha! It’s gonna be a good one! Well, that’s it! Just got those ordered. By the way, the T-Shirt company that I order from is called Jakprints, they should be here soon. And actually, these T-Shirts are available right now for pre-order on my website. So if you guys want to grab yourself one of those T-Shirts, or long sleeves, or hoodies they’re available now.

I do free shipping anywhere in the United States. International shipping available. Thanks y’all so much for watching! If you like this video leave a like, drop a comment if you have any questions. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, and ring the bell if you want to know exactly when the next video is coming out! Don’t forget to check out that Skillshare link down in the description.

The first 500 people to click that link get 2 free months of Skillshare. It’s pretty awesome, you can learn some things. And, uh, yeah! That was fun! Thanks y’all! Check out my Patreon, we’re doing a bunch of cool behind-the-scenes stuff over there. I have tips and tricks. Got a discord server going Have been playing video games online with my Patrons, and doing like, some voice chat; I love the Patreon experience so far. So if you guys want to support me, and also get some extra content, you can check out my Patreon page. Thanks so much! I’ll catch you guys on the next one! Yeah-ah yay!

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