30 Outstanding T Shirt Design Tutorials and Tips


As defined, a t-shirt is a garment that is used to cover most of a person’s torso. It is considered to be a basic necessity that is vital to survival and everyday living. Notwithstanding it’s importance to the society, unique t-shirt designs are widely accepted and acknowledged. Designers everywhere are looking for new techniques and styles to create the perfect and unique design.

In this latest post, you will see a collection of 30 Outstanding T Shirt Design Tutorials and Tips for t-shirt designers out there who are finding ways and means to create the perfect t shirt design. Take a look at the tips provided by seasoned designers and apply some of these to your latest creation. You may be astounded by the amazing results once done. Enjoy learning!!!

Designing Ultra SceneXCore Apparel

apparel t shirt design

The tutorial is on a simple “how-to” guide to help you with your design projects using flourishes, splatters, and other design elements.

DIY Vintage T-shirts

vintage t shirt tutorial

This tutorial is on creating T-shirt designs using Illustrator, Photoshop and a good old-fashioned iron. Combining both applications to create stunning results is also given in this tutorial.

How to Create Photorealistic T-Shirt Mockups

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Here is a tutorial on Apparel designs which will give you the chance to design around every nook and cranny of the garment.

Photoshop Tutorial: Separating Colors for Screen Printing

t shirt front design

In this tutorial, you will be given tips to know where to begin when it comes to getting artwork ready for printing and separating images into colors.

Create a Complete Apparel Tech Pack

apparel tech t shirt tutorial

The tutorial covers file preparation, creating a full-size blank shirt template, setting up tech pack template, completing technical callouts and full-size screen separations.

Step by Step Photoshop Coloring Method using Halftones

halftones t shirt printing

This tutorial is a detailed guide in coloring a design.

Create a Custom T-Shirt Stencil Design

t shirt stencil design

Learn to create low-cost, low-tech T-shirt by using digitally designed stencil.

Photoshop T-shirt Design

photoshop t shirt tutorial

Digital approach is used to create a deconstructed look and style in this tutorial.

How to Create Awesome T-shirt Mockups like Jimiyo

sweet t shirt mockups design

Here is another example of creating t-shirt mock-ups in Photoshop.

Create a Balanced T-shirt Graphic

t shirt graphic design

The tutorial is on using enabled ‘Scale Strokes & Effects’ in the Preferences panel.

How to Prepare Artwork for Screen-Printing

screen printing t shirt

Tips on the importance of screen-printing to create a great piece of design or illustration are given in this tutorial.

Go Media’s Rapid-Fire Illustration Technique

fire t shirt design tutorial

Learn new illustration shortcuts in this tutorial.

Screen-print Effects

screen print effect design

This tutorial is centralized on the effects that are produced in screen printing.

Create a Three-Color Illustration for Screen Printing

screen printing tutorial

In this tutorial, you will discover how to use Photoshop’s channels for screen printing and on using Photoshop for a professional apparel workflow. You need to register their premium subscription first to view the whole tutorial together with the file used.

How to Design a T-shirt on a Budget and a Tight Deadline

deadline t shirt design

Here is a fast-paced tutorial that gives tips on designing a unique t-shirt.

How To: Create A T-Shirt Stitch Design

 t shirt design process

The tutorial is on creating a stitch design for your t-shirt creations.

How to Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

vector bear t shirt design

Learn to utilize vectors in creating t-shirt designs for Photoshop.

How to Create a T-shirt from Scratch

tee t shirt design

This tutorial is on creating t-shirt designs from almost nothing but with Photoshop only.

Product Presentation and Packaging

product presentation t shirt

Tips on packing and presentation for the end-product –that is- for the t-shirt is given in the above tutorial.

Super-Slick, Screen Printing Separations with Illustrator

slick screen printing t shirt

The tutorial explores the process of taking a design from the screen to the shirt and separating the design for print.

Make it Look Like Affliction

affliction t shirt tutorial

This tutorial is on creating at-shirt design using affliction.

CMYK Process Printing for the Emerging T-Shirt Designer

cmyk printing process

Here is another tutorial on creating a t-shirt design. Premium subscription required.

Tutorial: Creating T-shirt Templates

t shirt templates tutorial

In this tutorial, templates are used in creating a t-shirt design.

Design Process: “Sick” Metal Band T-Shirt

metal band t shirt tutorial

Learn to create a ‘sick’ metal band shirt in Photoshop through this tutorial.

Screen-printing Tricks

screen printing tricks

Use illustrator in creating t-shirts using screen-printing tricks.

3D Effect for T-Shirt Designs

3d effect t shirt design

The tutorial is on creating t-shirt designs with 3D effects.

Design a Retro, Rock T-Shirt Design

retro t shirt design

Learn to manipulate patterns and layer styles, as well as the images in a composition with this tutorial.

Separations for Screen Printing

screen print style

This tutorial is on tips for silkscreen printing in t-shirt design.

6 Great Tips on How to Prepare Artwork for T-Shirt Printing

6 tips for t shirt design

In this tutorial, 6 quick tips for preparing artwork for t-shirt printing and design are provided.

Designer Tutorials and Tips for T-Shirt Printing Toolkit

t shirt printing toolkit

A toolkit for designer tutorials and tips for t-shirt design is given below.
You can check this t-shirt designs for inspiration.

  • http://www.underworldmagazines.com julio

    really cool post and helpful. I don’t do much t-shirt design but know alot of designers that do. thanks!

  • http://designluv.com/ Jon Bergan

    Nice roundup of tutorials! I especially liked the Illustrator Screen Printing Separations and the vintage shirts one. Keep up the awesome work (as always :))


  • jhenkz

    fantastic work! good job! :)

  • http://logolitic.com/ logolitic

    the one with seawolves it`s absolutely GREAT. Very nice collection here

  • uzma

    I am designing tshirts these days so this will be helpful for my designs..thx

  • http://hideyourarms.com Andy

    Great roundup, I write a tee blog and come across quite a lot of people that could do with learning from tuts like these!

  • http://www.mahvin.com/ mahvin

    Yeah, these rock! Good find! :)

  • Jane Liz

    Great list. i love the designs with skull

  • http://www.rivkadieho.com Rivka Dieho

    Perfect, something I really needed. And such varity, thank you ever so much.

    Threadless here I come!)

  • http://www.dzinepress.com Dzinepress

    cool t-shirt designs.

  • http://ansh.thisisitonline.info Amberly | Web Designer

    Outstanding T Shirt Design tutorials..
    thanks and well pulled off.

  • http://www.elatio.hr PVC Elatio

    Great work, good for inspiration :-)

  • http://psbases.com Mino BuG’

    cool designs :)

  • http://freshalex.blogspot.com freshalex

    Nice collection, I posted on my twitter and other accounts.

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  • http://lalibretadetodd.blogspot.com Todd

    I thank you for each and every tutorial.

  • http://none Adrian M

    Thanks for all the tutorials!! I’ve learned alot; now im ready to design and print.

  • Paulo Jacinto

    This site should help people (and maybe me) create great t-shirt designs.

  • Paul Tampol

    Ang galing mo Kabayan! I was planning to start a small business in our town and found this tutorial. Very helpful, Salamat!

  • http://charleykanesfunhouse.com/ CK

    Very cool collection of tutorials, thanks.

  • http://www.ulisesart.com/ @UlisesBolivar

    interesante aporte

  • Sameera

    great and helpful>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • http://www.mocotton.com corey

    nice t-shirt and smooth colours…

  • oshin

    you guys inspire me to design my own. its crazy!

  • katha

    i really wish to lean how to make des designs on my own.

  • vijay

    whitch paint use T’shirts in rich look
    pls tel me