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How to Design Your Own T-Shirt Using Free Products

Matt Borchert March 31, 2021 · 2 min read
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Ever wanted to design your own t-shirt? This week we’ve got a new design tutorial to share with you — and all you’ll need are free products! We’re working hard to make Creative Market the world’s best marketplace to buy creative digital goods. Even if you’re not ready to buy something though, you can still enjoy the site. We give away not just one, but six free goods every single week. On to this week’s tutorial:

Materials

Vintage Motorcycle Badges
True Grit Sampler
11 Photorealistic T-Shirt Mockups

Steps

  1. Choose a badge of your choice and update the text.
  2. Add a small bulge warp to the main center text. You can do this in Illustrator by going to Effect > Warp > Bulge.
  3. Open up a t-shirt mockup of your choice.
  4. Open the smart object inside the t-shirt mockup and copy and paste your artwork inside.
  5. Scale your artwork and if desired mask a texture on top for effect. Note: If you’re making this artwork for print production add the texture to match in the Illustrator document.
  6. When finished save and close the smart object window.
  7. Enjoy your new t-shirt design!
* These products are only free for this week. If you are reading this tutorial beyond the week of June 6 – 12, these products will be back at their normal prices.
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  • www.thedesignking.com 6 years ago
  • Hey @Matt Borchert Thank you for this incredible tutorial. :) 6 years ago
  • Can I use purchased pattern design from creative market and use it on my t-shirt printing? I will be selling tshirt later 1 year ago