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 imaginative t-shirt designs. 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
t shirt mockups
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.

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.

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.

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.

I’m curious on what you think about these designs. Which among these is/are your favorites?

Ronald Bien

About the author: A Graphic Designer and the founder of Naldz Graphics. He launched Naldz Graphics to help the Design Community in providing quality design resources and tutorials.


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

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


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

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

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

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

    Threadless here I come!)

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

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

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

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

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

  12. It’s remarkable in favor of me to have a site,
    which is valuable for my knowledge. thanks admin

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