After all, if you want to do business and sales with your designs, you will need a design that stands out from the crowd and that draws attention so that your brand starts to be seen more. The truth is that finding a suitable shirt model is difficult, but even more difficult is to create the perfect design for that personalized t shirts for kids.
Do not panic and keep reading. Below you will find 10 tips to create the perfect t-shirt design . And if you get nervous, you can always contact us and we will advise you on what you need.
Take your time to create the best t-shirt design
Reaching the top with a good design does not happen by chance. Even the best designers in the world, need to take their time always to carry out their creations. When you are creating a design for shirts, you must make sure that you like it and the only way is having taken your time to do it with peace of mind, and seeing that everything is as perfect as possible.
A good idea is to have your idea in constant development. That is, when you have the design ready and you think it is finished, take one last look and check it with the pillow. The next day, go back to your design and apply all the changes you think you need to improve it and check back with the pillow.
The moment you do not need to make more changes, it will be when you have created something that you can feel proud of.
Place your design on a t-shirt: Create a preview
At Garment Printing, we create a preview, mock-up so that our customers can see what their design will look like before it is printed.
It will be easier for you if you make a montage on a shirt, to know if that is what you really wanted and it is as you imagined it.
On the Internet you can find a multitude of mock-ups to get to know how your design will look on the shirt, or to help you decide how you want to position it. For example, on the GraphicBurger website you can find many mock-ups to work on your design in a more realistic way.
In this other article we explain how to design a t-shirt using Photoshop.
Another technique also very effective, is to print your design to the size you want and place it on a shirt. So you can have an idea of the actual dimensions of your design, and how it will be in proportion to the printed personalized t-shirt.
Less is more in the design of shirts
We all know how to appreciate Fine Arts, skill in drawing and images with great detail. And in Garment Printing, as lovers of good t-shirt designs, we like the images that make you open-mouthed or that make you turn your head in the middle of the street to see that design in detail.
A striking design is important; however, remember that the best and most effective designs in history have always been the simplest. If you are looking to create a t-shirt with a slogan or to promote your brand, always remember that less is more, and in many cases the message will be clearer and easier for the viewer to remember.
How many brands have used the design of the Ramones to promote their business and / or brand?
Many, too many. This is because people recognize the design and make them stay looking therefore see the slogan.
Know your audience:
One of the first questions that you must ask when designing shirts, is to which audience is directed? For men or women? How old will the audience be to whom the shirts will be addressed?
If you want to make a product for people to wear, you should know how to define what profile these people have and design depending on them.
So before you get down to work designing this shirt, first stop to think about who your product is aimed at and look for inspiration or some guidelines to follow in brands that have a style similar to the one you want to create. It does not matter what your tastes are, but the tastes of the people to whom the shirt design is addressed.
Do not be offensive:
If you are thinking of adding a bit of humor to your design, try not to make offensive or harsh messages . The designers of this type of products always try to make eye-catching designs but keeping the key of humor in a respectful tone.
In the same way, if you want to create a product with a political or religious message for those who share the same ideas, we must bear in mind that not everyone will have the same opinion or religious beliefs for which we must remain respectful in what we we say
The key in the design of t-shirts: Color, color, color:
Creating a shirt is not making a design and that’s it. You will also need to consider what color of shirt you want to make this design. We recommend looking for a complementary color or a second shirt color option to reproduce your design in two versions.
White or raw shirts tend to be cheaper but they also stand out less. It will depend on your budget and the needs of your project the color you end up using. You can take a look at our T-shirt printing catalog to decide on the color and model of them. We have all the colors of the market!
If you are creating a design that has a lot of black, do not wear a black shirt. The colors will not stand out on the garment, and that is what we are least interested in. Keep in mind that your design should stand out on the shirt so that the viewer can see it clearly.
Prepare print files
One of the most important parts when making your design a reality is to know all its color equivalences, whether in PANTONE, RGB, CMYK code or web colors, since each different printing technique will require some color values if your intention in reproducing it with the greatest possible similarity to reality.
The printers, we appreciate this detail because it helps us a lot to avoid mistakes and make the design is as it should be.
Do not forget to draw the text and expand any line or shape that you have created to make the reproduction of your design easier.
Always remember that if you have any questions in this regard, you can get in touch with our printing experts who will gladly help you out.
Find a good printing press:
It is probably the most important and decisive part of the entire process of creating your personalized shirt.
You may have spent hours, whole days creating your design and being perfect but there is nothing more frustrating than in the printing house they made a mistake and they have spoiled your design.
A good company that is dedicated to textile printing should be able to tell you about different types of printing techniques and tell you which of these techniques is the most appropriate for your case to reproduce your creation with the utmost perfection. In the same way it is important to know what type of shirt you would like to print and if it is compatible with the technique.
The grammage, size, labeling, composition of the garment, bagging … can affect the cost of the shirts. Make sure that the company that is going to make your garments, know what they are doing, that they always understand your needs and that they will try to make your product an authentic work of art, otherwise you will end up disappointed.
Learn for yourself:
When you are talking to a printing company, having the basic idea of what you have in mind and know how to explain it, transmit it, is fundamental.
Do you want your designs on a light garment? What approximate design size do you want? Is there a particular printing technique that you like or prefer?
It is very important that you know how to answer this type of questions, if you do not want to be caught by surprise and not know how to answer.
Consider a good idea to be interested and value different models of t-shirts and types of printing techniques to know where to fit your product and your brand. It is also a good way to promote it, to know the advantages of each type of print or T-shirt. If you have any questions, we are here to give you a hand.
Stay up to date
As a designer, you should make sure that your product is updated and in the “wave” of what is considered trendy at that time to inspire and improve your designs. When you observe that a new tendency is being created, do not stay behind and reinvent yourself.
Using the latest trends, but without copying, will allow you to continue on the crest of the wave, and who knows, maybe create trend!