Ever heard of the phrase, “You are what you wear”?
There’s much truth to this than many people realize.
We live in a time where authenticity, self-expression, and individuality are huge priorities. This is why personalized shirts have always been a big thing. People want to wear something that reflects their unique selves.
If you’re thinking of creating your own personalized shirt read on. We’ve put together some pro design tips from the best shirt designers.
Concept is crucial and foundational to your design. It defines the kind of impact that your shirt will have. It provides the form and structure, as well as the theme and overall vibe of your design. To help you come up with your design concept, ask yourself questions like: Who are you? What image or symbol best describes you? How do you want to communicate your self? Is it through humor? Through an abstract, artistic piece?
Composition is the positioning of your design elements. Make sure that you arrange every element intentionally, so that the overall image is not too crowded or not too loosely spaced. Balance is key.
Order and sequence also matter, most especially if you’re dealing with text. Make sure that your text and other design elements interact effectively and coherently.
If you’re planning to incorporate an image into your design, resolution can make or break your shirt! Pixelized images will definitely ruin your shirt, no matter how elegant the design is or how excellent the printing quality is.
Some t-shirt companies are not too particular about the file format of your image, but they do require a high resolution image. Wondering what resolution goes best for your design? Find out from a shirt supplier here.
4. Color Scheme
When it comes to color, take note that you have to pay attention to two things: the actual color scheme of your design, and the color of the shirt that the design will best go with it. Plus, did you know that there’s such thing as a psychology of colors? There certain color combinations that better convey a message, or provide a particular effect towards people.
Two things about font: readability and variation. The words in your design must not only be visually appealing, but also be readable at first glance. If another person takes more than 0.5 seconds to read the text on your shirt, you’re most likely going to have to change the font.
Here’s a pro tip: Variation is key. If you have a pure text image design, mix and match about 2-3 different fonts and sizes.
See the difference?
6. Size and Placement
Size and placement go together all the time. A small image on a plain shirt can be placed on either the right or left side of the chest, and a big image is typically placed at the center, by the chest area. Here’s a simple but crucial tip: never go for a belly print!
Remember that the design is only half the work. The design still needs to be executed – in other words, it needs to get printed. In Manila, Ellison Enterprises is one of the leading shirt printing companies that provide high-quality silkscreen print, even embroidery.
Get in touch with us today. We offer shirt printing services for all types of designs, at wholesale prices, and with no minimum orders.