GIMP T-Shirt Design Course
GIMP is kind of PERFECT for someone starting a custom t-shirt business, embroidery or bling shop. Or anyone that wants to start a business that relies on creating original graphics or artwork but doesn’t already own expensive graphics programs. [There have been menu updates since recording course, so everything may not be exactly in the same place in the version you're using - but it's all still there!] This course is completely dedicated to teaching you, from scratch, how to create and edit designs for the custom t-shirt business. 25 lectures that you work alongside. T-Shirt graphics projects that you actually DO YOURSELF. No time is going to be spent on tools, effects or doodads you don’t need to create high-impact, profitable custom tees. By the end of this course you will have made:
- Distressed T-Shirt Design
- Text-Based T-Shirt Design
- Custom Logo from Scratch
One of the first.. and sometimes last.. questions we hear while helping people get into the Custom Apparel business is:
How do I make the artwork?Then the next question is:
What software should I buy?OR - what's the cheapest place to buy: CorelDraw, Photoshop, Illustrator... insert graphics software name here. As a matter of fact, that 2nd question is repeated more than once a week in our Facebook Group. The full version of those is expensive - right now the full version of Adobe Photoshop is over $119 --------------------- PER MONTH! There are always ways to cheat the system a bit of course, with student versions, home versions and other packages with less features or that require you to bend the truth to get a reasonable price. But what we've found is that while those applications are amazing, they have WAY more features than what 99% of successful t-shirt designs require. And that 100% of the features that ARE required can be had for free with GIMP software. So the answer to question #2: What software should I buy?? None. Just download GIMP software for Free. The answer to question #1: How do I make the artwork?? That's why we developed this course!
What you Will Learn in this Course and How it WorksThis is a 100% online, self-paced training course. It's designed so you can watch a short lesson, then go and try it in GIMP. Or you can follow along. You can take the course again and again. Once you've completed a lesson you can go back and do it again if you need a refresher. We start from scratch. The very basics of what tools are available, what they do and how to use them. We assume you've never used graphics software before and go from there. If you HAVE used them before, then this will just show you what GIMP calls the different tools you're used to working with and where they are located.
- Basic Tools for image editing and creation are reviewed
- You'll learn how to use Text from the simple use to importing fonts and actually creating a text-only t-shirt design
- Next is all about creating ORIGINAL graphics in Gimp
- Then you'll get educated on how to edit the images your clients will provide
- There are lessons that will walk you through making a distressed image design specifically for a t-shirt