Adobe Illustrator – The Custom Brush Tool


Here’s a designer you should give more than a cursory glance. VectorInk is an active Spreadshirt designer who creates her own brushes in a matter of clicks.  Adobe Illustrator allows you to easily adjust your brushes, and we’ve picked a sweet little bunny for you to show what two brushes can do for you. Here’s our tutorial – let’s take the rabbit out of the hat!

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4 Essential Design Tips for Lines, Texture and Colour


There’s many a way to skin a banana, and even more to create T-shirt designs. Just like in our first instalment of design tips, we’ve now put together four irresistibly easy and straightforward tips for those keen to get a knack of the basic tools of the trade. We asked four Spreadshirt designers for assistance: check out what they have to say!

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Top 3 Common Mistakes of Marketplace Sellers


The Spreadshirt Marketplace brings creative professionals and design enthusiasts together. A recipe for success starts with setting yourself apart from the crowd by adding a little smidgen of magic and avoiding a few common mistakes. And since it’s nice to learn from the mistakes others have already made, here’s a short compilation of sales tips and what to best avoid when putting up designs for sale on the Marketplace.

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SOS – Design Service – For You


Working with Photoshop and Illustrator takes some getting used to. Creating a vector design or even pixel graphics makes using image-rendering software a basic necessity. Of course, you’ll need quite some time and experience to realise graphics the way you imagine them. Good to know: Spreadshirt’s Graphics Service offers an easy solution to develop your images swiftly.

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How to Create Great Comic-Inspired Designs


By day, D.J. Coffman is an art director with Spreadshirt North America. By night, however, he steps into a phone booth and dons a cape and red vinyl boots, moonlighting as a very well-known comic artist. He has been kind enough to assume the superhero role for today to share some tips for making comic- inspired designs. Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…. DJ!
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4 Expert Tips to Create Standout Designs


Creativity is like a vast ocean of opportunity, but it’s sometimes difficult to navigate in the wild waters of technical and creative possibilities. To lend you a hand in creating designs that make a difference, we sought advice from several designers to explain the stages of their work; and even disclose a few creative tricks. Let’s put to sea! Read more