Sunday, March 24, 2013

T-Shirt Color Separation Guide

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If you are a beginner or an intermediate artist and want to know how to do art for t-shirts and have the tools and knowledge that you will help guide you, then The Art of T-Shirt Color Separation is the best and least expensive way to start.

Photoshop is a fantastic program for designing art for T-Shirts.  It is also a great tool to build Color Separations in Channels to make that design a great image on a T-Shirt.  This book teaches how to accomplish that goal in simple and easy step-by-step exercises,  using different methods to make these separations come back together on the press to duplicate the design on the computer.

Discover How To:

 Separate colors for printing on black shirts
 Cross between RGB and CMYK channels
 Simulated and 4 color process
 Splitting channels to place separately into a vector program
 Outputting channels as an EPS composite from a vector program
 Create halftones without a rip software program
 Understanding the characteristics of individual channels
 The tools, palettes, hot keys and much more

No DVD! FULL Photoshop files are downloaded from the cloud at the click of a mouse as you need them for each exercise.

Mitch Different is a working artist and Art Director.  He teaches and mentors talented artists who want to learn a field of art that is not covered in formal training at colleges and institutes.  His resume' includes his own company, Be-Bop T-Shirt Shop, Carrousel Productions, Big Ball Sportswear, Sunline products, Different Creative and his freelance art on the Web. He currently resides in Katy, Texas.

The images below are all separations in Photoshop:

Much thanks to Terry Combs and Aaron Montgomery for inviting me as a guest on their
podcast show on January 10th.

Workshop for Live Hands-on Training

And,  IMPRESSIONS magazine,  click  here Impressions

Special Thanks to Deborah Sexton for the great press! She has been a strong supporter for the Screen Printing Industry for many years through her articles and writing for many of the industry's top publications. . . Google her: Deborah Sexton

Friday, March 22, 2013

Toxic Crusaders | 9 Color T- Shirt Separation

 I get a lot of art that I really enjoy having fun taking apart and rebuilding into a production separation for T-shirts.  Most of the time it is the blending of colors to create more color.  This one was not one of those. There were quite a few spot colors with deeper shades of the pure, bright colors.  A nice challenge for so many spot colors.   I really wanted it to look great on a T-shirt.  I mean,  this is the Toxic Crusaders! 

Since it was only printing on black,  I played with the base white and the shirt itself to get the shading of the solid colors.  The result turned out great on the shirt!

These were the Photoshop seps:

This was the print on the T-shirt.