Hit a dead end? Looking for the perfect inspiration for your next t-shirt tag?
Finding the right inside t-shirt tag design is challenging. Not only is the inside tag designed to give your customer the essential information, it’s also an attention to detail that reflects who you are as a brand.
If you’re time poor but still need to inject some handmade typography into your design work, then having an assortment of well engineered fonts at your disposal is a must. We believe there is nothing better than creating a full graphic design by hand, but if you must use preset fonts, here is a list of 21 must have handmade fonts for your design toolkit which we think are the best in class. Let us know which font is your favourite in the comments section below. Continue reading “21 Must Have Handmade Fonts” »
In this tutorial we show you how to add a marle fabric swatch (or any fabric for that matter) to a t-shirt template file in 6 super fast steps. Adding a fabric swatch to your template opens the door to even more possibilites with what can be done with an apparel template file. For example, imagine an e-commerce store that sells t-shirts in many different colors (including grey marle). Now, imagine a guest coming to your website and being able to view all the different color options. To set this up would take hours of photographing every different colorway and touching up those photos. Forget the photography, use a template. Nike do it and so can you! Here’s how it’s done.
Note: All Prepress Toolkit Photo Real Ghosted apparel templates are designed to be used with Photoshop CS or newer software versions. Some PrePress Toolkit Photoshop templates use Smart Object Layers which are only available to users with Photoshop CS3 and newer. For users with Photoshop CS and CS2 you can convert these smart object layers into regular layers. Smart Object Layers are not necessary for this tutorial.
Excelling in client communication is the key to delivering a graphic design that exceeds clients expectations, positioning you as a leader in the field of Apparel design, and hits the target market smack bang on the head.
It takes little time to ask the right questions if your know what to ask, and will safely guide you from accepting the job through to final design delivery and money in the pocket. Don’t fall prey to the number one designer downfall of diving head first into the design phase without truly understanding your client.
To combat this designer flaw we have compiled this list of questions you may like to ask your next client to better understand them, their clothing label and target audience. We hope this is a great help to you and your freelancing or design department.
1. What is the name of your clothing label?
2. When was the brand established?
3. Who is your main competitor?
4. What makes your brand different from your competitor?
5. Where are your products sold?
6. Where do you see your brand in 5 years, 10years? 50years?
7. What motivated you to start your business/clothing label?
8. If you had to describe your clothing label in one word, what would it be? Why?
9. Does your label have a slogan or tag line?
10. Do you have a corporate logo or font I should use?
11. Do you have a branding guidelines package we should follow?
12. Do you have a preferred colour pallet? Why?
13. What colour garment/s is the design to go on?
14. Where is the placement of your design to be printed, also, does any additional placement require different artwork,? Please list.
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15. Are there any competitor t-shirt designs you like? Where can I see these?
16. Will the design be printed on more than just a t-shirt? E.g. Fleece Hoodies?
17. What is the size range of T-shirt the designs will go on?
18. What is the age range of your target audience?
19. Is your clothing label for Men? Women? Unisex?