How to Print talk@tee T-shirt Designs using Adobe Photoshop
The purpose of this tutorial is to help you print and press the T-shirt designs easily, without the hassle of cutting the entire white areas or blank spaces of the design. This is by means of adding bleeds on the T-shirt design in order to create a dieline for easy cutting, and also to avoid the white spaces or blank areas on the T-shirt design.
Open the .PNG file in Adobe Photoshop.
Under the “Layer” panel, right click on the image layer then select “Blending Options”
Choose the “Stroke” under the layer style. Make sure that you have clicked on the “Stroke” tab itself and not just checked on the box.
Change the stroke color to the same color as the shirt where it would be printed on. Click on the color box then pick the color similar to the shirt color or you can choose from on the color chart provided, then click OK.
Set the width or thickness of the stroke just enough to hide the blank spaces in between the design (this is done to avoid white areas that can’t be cut out after you have printed the design, however, this won’t be necessary if you’re using a tracing wheel.) Click OK.
Use the “Lasso” tool and trace on the talk@tee logo and the color chart, then delete it.
Note: There is no need to follow everything if you will print the design on a white shirt. All you have to do is to invert the design as it would appear on a mirror, proceed to Step#6 and then print the design. If you’re unsure of the outcome of the printout, you can print first on an ordinary bond paper before printing on the transfer paper.
- Make sure that you print the design on the right kind of transfer paper. There are types of transfer paper for light colored fabrics and for dark colored fabrics.
- Use pigment or dye sublimation ink for printing the design.
- Resize the design to match the t-shirt size.
You can now print the T-shirt design from talk@tee.
If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop installed on your computer, we have also provided here a tutorial using the free GIMP software, along with its download link.
We got them all down for you with Talk@tee’s T-shirt Design Packages now available for licensing.