Designing T-Shirts for TeeSpring Campaigns

  • Posted On: 2nd November 2015
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Teespring.com allows you to sell Garments, t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies etc., either for profit of fundraising projects. The deal here is that they don’t print the products until a certain number of items have been Reserved for delivery.

Creating Graphic for Printing on Garments can sometimes present a bit of a problem. TeeSpring only allows you to have 6 colors in your whole design. In this cast you should try to work within the confines of the color of the garment that you’ll be presenting your design.

It best to start with a simple Black and White Illustration, like this design illustrates.

You’re also going to need to promote the item once you’ve launched it. Read more below the Gallery:

I started with a Graphic Licensed for 10,000 Shirt prints from Graphicriver.net, the actual item is located here, and here is a view of the original item before customized:

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Since TeeSpring only allows 6 colors, I modified the art to fit the medium. Here is the design after modified, it was saved as a PNG file for uploading to TeeSpring:

SUPERGYM - FITNESS - Black Background

Once you have your File prepared to need the requirement of TeeSpring, you are ready to launch your campaign, launching a T-Shirt campaign on TeeSpring is very easy. If you don’t have a graphic ready for your project TeeSpring have a very easy interface that allows you to create your own design using Text, Clip-Art and Coloring Tools.

The Body Building Gym Design shown here can be Reserved from TeeSpring until September 8, 2015 – if it doesn’t meed it’s minimum selling point, TeeSpring allows people to still Reserve it in hopes that they can print them.

As for the Video used here, it was created using Photoshop to isolate the images of the garments and place them into Keynote (MAC Presentation Software) – added the Soundtrack “A Beautiful Life” by Tim McMorris, from Audojungle.net which makes for a nice quickly thrown together promotional video. The video allows me to get views on YouTube, Our FaceBook page and other places.

Finally, here’s what the final image looked like before saving it as a PNG and uploading to TeeSpring to apply the design to the Shirts. The only colors showing are 2, Blue and White:

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Jued Martinez has been using Photoshop for over 25 years commercially to Build Websites, Color Correct, Manipulate and Create Graphics. A Certified Commercial Graphic Designer he is available for projects. You can visit Jued at the Santa Barbara Local Publishing Company.