T-Shirt Design Workshop 01 Foundation

T-Shirt Design Workshop 01 Foundation. Design a t-shirt like a professional: specialty printing methods, fabrics, inks, dyes, and washes.

Learning the possibilities and options you have when creating a t-shirt design is an essential investment in becoming a professional t-shirt designer. In this workshop, we’ll go over all the ingredients that go into a t-shirt design. Let’s get started!

T-Shirt Design Workshop 01 Foundation Description


  • A passion for design and t-shirts will help! Otherwise, there is no other specific knowledge necessary.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand how t-shirt design ideas are conceived.
  • Choose the best combination of fabric, inks, dyes, and washes to make more exciting designs.
  • Choose specialty inks and printing methods to create unique designs.
  • Choose the right type of color separation for their graphics.
  • Know how direct-to-garment (DTG), dye sublimation, and screen printing methods work.

In this course we will cover:

  • Every t-shirt design should have a story behind it
  • The history of the graphic t-shirt
  • What makes a good t-shirt design
  • The varieties of t-shirts and fabric
  • Garment dyes and garment washes
  • Alternative printing methods like Direct to Garment (DTG) and Dye Sublimation
  • Oversize and allover printing techniques
  • How the different kinds of color separation work
  • Varieties of screen printing ink
  • Specialty inks and printing methods that will set your designs apart
  • Supplies needed to screen print a t-shirt
  • We will finish off with a demonstration showing how you can screen print a t-shirt – even at home!

Who this course is for:

  • This workshop is for all levels of people interested in learning about t-shirt design. No prior software knowledge is necessary.
  • Unlike my other courses, this workshop does not include intermediate or advanced instruction using design software like Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • This course does not have step-by-step graphic design or software tutorials. It does, however, cover a wide range of topics that provide context and essential knowledge for anyone wanting to become a professional t-shirt graphic designer.

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