T-Shirt Design

Tips and Tricks for T-Shirt Design! Use EITHER Photoshop or Illustrator, or both!

This is a very student led lesson. With the exception of a few pointers about how to integrate the two programs (Illustrator and Photoshop) and some reminders on color theory, this project is really up to the kids. This is their chance to show their stuff!

Students will come up with 2 designs. Each design will have 4 "alterations" that they have made so that their designs can have good versatility. Students need to remember the design concepts (CRAP, Elements of Design, Color Theory) from past lessons as they create.

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Project Outline (PDF)
  • Illustrator Example (AI)
  • Photoshop Example (PDF)
Part 1: Switching your design from Photoshop to Illustrator and vice versa
Part 2: Using color theory and making several designs