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Apr 28, 2016

Phlearn T-Shirt Design Template (Plus Free Download!)

Tee Shirt Design Template

Learn how to use our free t-shirt design template in this episode, then create mock-ups of your own t-shirt designs in Photoshop!

How to Use the Tee Shirt Design Template

Our template will allow you to change the shirt color and design quickly. To change the shirt color, double click on the ‘Hue/Saturation’ adjustment layer and change the hue, saturation, and brightness.

To change the design on the t-shirt, double click on one of the smart object layers. This will open a new document with two layers in it. The bottom layer contains an image of a tee shirt. Use this layer to line up your design. The top layer is an example of a shirt design, in this case, the PHLEARN logo.

To change the design, remove the PHLEARN logo and replace it with your design. Line it up with the pink shirt on the lower layer. Then make the pink shirt invisible, save the document, and it will automatically update on the original template, wrinkles and shadows included!

Download the T-Shirt Design Template (TIF Format)

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    jayesh

    I am fan of Arron nace good creative minde and owsome tutorials i liked.. Thanks..
    And new ideas an be continues..

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    gerhard

    Hi,
    thanks for the perfect tutorials. I love them.
    Could you make a tutorial “how to make a 360° image on Photoshop”? That would be great…

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    Steve

    Hi Arron, I follow your amazing YouTube tutorials since 2 years ago. I learned a lot and have a lot of fun with it – Many, many Thx.
    Maybe you’ve got a tip to reduce the rainbow effect what I get if I shot through (airplane) – windows.

  • Jonathan Solis

    Thank you soooo much, I was just working on some ideas, hey can you have an episode of only bluppers hahaha

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    BOB

    White or black shirts don’t work well. The darkest and lightest hues will also suffer.

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    Randall

    Always love your tuts. Your use of the Liquify tool was confusing though. I’ve always used a displacement map to warp text/images over uneven or curved surfaces. I don’t see how the Liquify tool is doing the same thing. I must be missing something here. Keep up the great tutorials. I was a bit worried when you headed down to Mexico, but glad your back to your regular (always entertaining) broadcasts.

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    Ed

    Great tutorials. I’ve learn quite a bit.

    –the tutorials are never received on my email!

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    James Rowan (aka Jimmy Knuckles)

    Hi Aaron! Just wondering what made you use the Liquify Tool to replicate the highlight/shadow/wrinkle combination for your T-shirt mockup instead of making a Displacement Map like I’ve seen you do before? Are there any advantages/disadvantages for using either technique?

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    John

    Although you mistakenly said valuable for variable I think you were correct with valuable. Any time saving actions, shortcuts or tips are valuable.

    Thanks for sharing your work 🙂

    John

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    James Rowan (aka Jimmy Knuckles)

    Thanks for another great tutorial and mockup. I was a bit confused trying to open the TIFF file in CS6? Must be a file generated in CC, but still worked OK with a few weird window messages of not finding file. I found that in order for the look I wanted on the front, I still had to make a displacement map for the fabric warping to look right – perhaps because I tried to use a graphic instead of text?

    My design idea came from wondering if I ever had the opportunity to open up my own comfort food diner using my nickname – and voila! Total cheekiness with the slogan on the back of the T-shirt as well as the playing off the “Jimmy Knuckles / Knuckle Sandwich” theme and common slang phrasing. After all, you gotta be able to make a good sandwich if you wanna keep on livin’…

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    Johan

    Pelare make an episode on just the liquify tool utse in the episode. Could be great to learn for use in other situations when handling wrinkles and curves in clothing. Did you use tools to give textile texture to the print also?

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    Fabrizio Giuffra

    Whay CC can’t handle coloured brushes like Corel Draw?

    Thanks so much.

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    Joanie

    I love your tutorials, I have learned a lot about photography and Photoshop from you, thank you. I would like to know how I can make photographs of food look better. I am not interested in commercial use but making my own dinner pictures look appetizing. I notice they always come out unappealing and not quite like the actual thing.

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    Judith

    Thank you so much , Aaron! I learn something new with each tutorial.
    I’d like to learn about the displace filter- using it to divide images into sections and patterns. If anyone can do creative portraits with the displace filter, it’s you!!!

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    Doede

    Thanks Aaron! I’ve been following you since about you started, and learned a lot.
    Greetings from the Netherlands!

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    Paul

    Many thanks for many great tutorials. I have downloaded the Tee Shirt template and it works well..
    I have a small problem, I click on the smart object and alter it. I then save it and get an error message telling me “The operation could not be completed. The system cannot find specified file”
    I click OK and and the file updates as it should, am I doing something wrong?

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    Erin

    I downloaded the ZIP template and the only thing in the folder is a tif file.

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    Tom

    Very informative. Are the contours of the shirt are based on brush size or type? Thanks!

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    ellt59

    Can this t-shirt design template be used with photoshop elements 12? If so, will the directions for using it be different? If it can’t be used in photoshop elements 12, is there a download like this for photoshop elements 12?

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    Rap

    Good Day sir, i just downloaded the template and i open it using my photoshop and when i try to make some changes to the smart object it says an error.. what will i do??? btw thank you sir for sharing this great video..
    pls send me help me …

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    Mike

    Great Episode and very helpful tutorial!
    Thanks Phlearn!!! 😀

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    jason gariba

    Love your stuff…. Very cool!
    I do a lot of mock ups for my customer. They love to see what the product looks like.
    Do you have any tutorials on embroidery?

    Need you help on that please!

    Thank you very much!

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    Fernando

    Hey Aaron, dude I’ve been really enjoying your tutorials and especially your explainations, so easy. I’m diggin’ your style.
    I’m still a beginner at 60 yrs.old, so excuse my question if you’ve covered it in a previous tutorial:
    Are all your tutorials gonna be in Photoshop CC? I’m rockin’ CS6 and for the present that’s as far as my circumstances will extend. Will I run into too many obstacles?
    Kindly, and again Thanks so much!
    F Chavez

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    Azwihangwisi

    If it wasn’t PHLEARN I was gonna use my photoshop just to remove background in pictures. I enjoy the way Aaron explains 😉

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    Eric

    What was truly awesome was that right after this tutorial, youtube cued the beginning of the year tutorial on fitting images into text. Put the two together and it’s off to the races. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Brian Harnett

    Hey guys, this is awesome and so much fun to play around with. However, when I make really or dark shirt colors, the smart filter image fades and you can’t see it. Any ideas on what is causing it or how to handle it?

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    Wanda Brown

    I’m totally new to photoshop, starting my own TShirt business. I want to make my own designs, with your help I hope to learn more. Thanks

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    roberto

    Hy everyone , I’m a really beginner and I’m fascinate by this tutorial , i would like to be able to follow the steps to create my own template but I’ve got to ask more help and some more basic steps for a beginner like me if possible . thanks

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    regenald

    Hey Aaron, dude I’ve been really enjoying your tutorials and especially your explainations, so easy. I’m diggin’ your style.
    I’m still a beginner at 60 yrs.old, so excuse my question if you’ve covered it in a previous tutorial:
    Are all your tutorials gonna be in Photoshop CC? I’m rockin’ CS6 and for the present that’s as far as my circumstances will extend. Will I run into too many obstacles?
    Kindly, and again Thanks so much!
    F Chavez

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    Eduardo

    First congratulations for your channel accompany all your videos, and would like your help to make a female mockup but with semi lateral position I am not able to adapt my art in the curvature of the breasts my art always gets stoned aspect and that is not I want I want my art to follow the curvature of a woman’s breasts , it is possible to do this if yes please me a tip.
    I apologize for my English I am Brazilian and I hope you have understood well . Thank you

  • Maia Wilson

    Honestly I am a beginner at Photoshop and you were going way too fast for me. It would be great if you could slow a little bit and take it step by step. Thank you.

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    Lisa

    Hello, I downloaded the t-shirt template and started to follow along with the youtube instruction and my first glitch is that the hue/saturation in the first layer created would not adjust color on the t-shirt when adjusting the hue/satur. effect. Any clues?

  • Joseph Bates

    Having the same problem. Downloaded the template and cannot adjust the hue. What to do?

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      Donna

      The reason you can not adjust the hue is because of the very top layer. Just turn off the eye to that layer and try again. You’ll see it works. That layer is hiding your adjustment because it is on top.

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    marvin

    having problem with first step, i cant edit the file .. please need help

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    Joe

    When I adjust the lightness, my smart object goes darker. It should be white ans I would like a bark blue T shirt.

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      Joe

      I found one solution. First merge visible and save the file as a jpeg under a different name. Open the new file and make a layer from the image on the shirt. Enhance the colors to what you want to see on that layer. Import the tee mask, or make a new one. Put a hue adjustment using the tee layer mask. Now you can make the shirt any color you want, without affecting the image on the shirt.

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    ellen tolhuisen

    i am a big fan off your tutorials. I am from Holland. may i ask. how do i make this ? i hope you have time .Thank you anyway.
    Love Ellen

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    vivek bishnoi

    Hi Arron nace,Thanks for the Tshirt template I just wanted to ask one question .I am into tshirt designing.

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      vivek bishnoi

      If i want to send these template of tshirt design to far of place what resolution should I keep of my designs to have a four color print.

      Thanks

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    Jomari

    the best tutorial site I’ve encountered so far 🙂

    the best of luck . . .

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    Les Holmes

    I really think it’s great that you engage with your followers and give free download of all sorts. I appreciate when there is something I want, or want to do and your tutorials make it easier to achieve. Simple and easy to follow along, and teaching at the same time! Everything about your site is professional and clear as day. Thanks Aaron Nace and the Phlearn Team

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    Emmanuel

    I love the ideas, skills creativities and comcepts that aaron give to his tutorials..thanks also the phlearn phamily

  • a7mmans.95

    U R awesome Man ^_^
    how about an episode about manipulation 😉

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    Kosal LEY

    I am a fan of your youtube… I love all the tutorial you made. Actually I learn a lot. Thanks. Anyways I ask if you can help to show us how to carefully take the background off with portrait with curly hair or messy hair. I got a hard time fixing this…

    Thanks