Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Guide Book To "The Art of T-Shirt Color Separation"

To purchase the PDF download, go to this page:

Free Vector Downloads:

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


  1. Hey Mitch
    I might have missed it somewhere, but I didn't see how many pages this book is...just curious =)

    I'll be purchasing it from you in about a month or so once I get some finances straight =)

    Ink Machine Productions

  2. Hey Jason,

    Take your time. . . I took me a year to write 150 pages of text and illustrations. I have a total of 9 different exercises that I separated to illustrate demos for the book. There was always something that I would forget, so I would go back and separate it again to pick up the segments I missed the first time.

    Thanks for the interest in the book, Jason. When you're ready, I will have one waiting for you!

    Best Regards,

  3. Read the book from front to back last night. Although I have many years of color separating both vector and raster images for t-shirts, Mitch's book A Guide To The Art of T-Shirt Color Separation is an asset every artist & screen print shop should have on hand. Lots of great info which will help both the novice and seasoned separators.

    Great Book Mitch

    Richard Reilly -- Fluid

    1. Thank you for the great write-up, Richard. That really means a lot coming from a veteran like yourself, because your opinion of the book has a lot of bearing on another who is new to this area of art. Thanks again for your truly honest opinion!

  4. It would be awesome if there was a class you offered That could be done online. I'm not new to photo shop but there are things in the book that I would like to know more about. Any consideration on doing some kind of online course??

  5. Is there any further reading you would recommend on this?

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