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How To Design Your Own Shirt for Screen Printing

One of the first things that you need to do is to choose a shirt that you want to use for your design. You can choose to use either a light colored shirt or a dark colored one for your little project. Be sure to use the right kind of transfer paper for your chosen shirt as well. And most important of all, make sure that you use a blank t-shirt for this one. No point in designing a shirt that already has prints on it.

After you have selected a shirt that you want to use, the next step is to choose a photograph. You can choose one from the Internet or one that you might be keeping in your personal collection. You can also draw your own designs if you have the artistic talent in you to do so. Be sure to scan your selected photos on your computer so you can further edit them using a graphics program such as Photoshop.

Once you have your program opened, you can put in additional touches to your photo if you wish. You also crop, realign, and rotate the image if you think it will add more depth to it. Afterwards, you can choose to add a border to your design. This will make it look more organized and you can add in some text to give it some more personal touches as well.

Be sure to use text that is appropriate with the design that you are going to use. If it is a picture or doodle of your face, you can write something to describe yourself. Remember that since it is your design, you can choose to go ham and write some pretty obnoxious stuff about yourself, but all in the spirit of good humor of course.

After you are done editing your design, do not forget to save it to your flash drive as a JPEG file (USB) so you can present it to the printing shop afterwards. Always try to go for a printing shop that offers affordable service. However, you should also make sure that their service is top notch as well so that you can get the most out of your money.

As you can see, coming up with your own t-shirt design really isn’t that hard as long your imagination is active. There are literally no limits to the kinds of designs that you can come up with. The only one that can limit them is you.