20+ T-Shirt Design Tutorials

Many designers enjoy being able to work on a wide variety of different types of projects. Web design is often the primary focus here at Vandelay Design, but designing t-shirts can be a fun, and sometimes profitable, option as well. Many web and graphic designers like to branch out to t-shirt design, even if it is only for fun and experimentation.

If you’re interested in designing your own custom t-shirts, there are a number of helpful tutorials that explain and demonstrate the process. In this post we’ll link to the best tutorials available for teaching how to design your own t-shirts. Some of the tutorials focus on the design and others cover the details of getting your design ready for print.

If you’re looking for some great mockups to show off your own t-shirt designs, please see the t-shirt mockup PSD in our shop.

How to Create a Vintage Style Greaser T-Shirt Design

How to Create a Vintage-Style Grease T-Shirt Design

Design and Print a 70s Style T-Shirt

Design and Print a 70s Style T-Shirt

Create an Aged Vintage Style Logo Design in Illustrator

Create an Aged Vintage Style Logo Design in Illustrator

How to Create Vintage T-Shirt Designs with No Drawing Ability

How to Create Vintage T-Shirt Design with No Drawing Ability

Create a Five Color T-Shirt Design Ready for Print in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Five Color T-Shirt Design Ready for Print in Adobe Illustrator

How to Design an Impressive Graphic Tee in Photoshop

How to Design an Impressive Graphic Tee in Photoshop

Vectorize a Landscape Photo Into a Watercolor Painting

Vectorize a Landscape Photo Into a Watercolor Painting

Create a Custom T-Shirt Stencil Design

Create a Custom T-Shirt Stencil Design

How to Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

How to Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

How to Design a Funny Monkey T-Shirt Illustration

How to Design a Funny Monkey T-Shirt Illustration

Design Your Own Graphic Tee in Photoshop

Design Your Own Graphic Tee in Photoshop

Create an Iconic T-Shirt Artwork

Create an Iconic T-Shirt Artwork

How to Design a T-Shirt on a Budget and a Tight Deadline

How to Design a T-Shirt on a Budget and a Tight Deadline

Rapid-Fire Illustration Technique

Rapid-Fire Illustration Technique

Design an Artistic Watercolor T-Shirt Design

Design an Artistic Watercolor T-Shirt Design

Design Your Own T-Shirt with a Typography Portrait

Design Your Own T-Shirt with a Typography Portrait

A Comprehensive Guide to Designing and Printing Your First T-Shirt

A Comprehensive Guide to Designing and Printing Your First T-Shirt

How to Prepare Artwork for Screen-Printing

How to Prepare Artwork for Screen-Printing

Super-Slick, Screen Printing Separation with Illustrator

Super-Slick, Screen Printing Separation with Illustrator

6 Great Tips On How to Prepare Artwork for T-Shirt Printing

6 Great Tips On How to Prepare Artwork for T-Shirt Printing

Professional T-Shirt Graphic Design Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

Professional T-Shirt Graphic Design Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

Create a T-Shirt Design Using Halftones in Phantasm CS

Create a T-Shirt Design Using Halftones in Phantasm CS

Designing a Layers T-Shirt in Photoshop

Designing a Layers T-Shirt in Photoshop

Create a T-Shirt Design and Prepare it for Print

Create a T-Shirt Design and Prepare it for Print

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  • aledesign.it, December 21, 2011

    Great tutorials..Thanks for sharing.

  • Twana, December 24, 2011

    Awesome designs!

  • Rajan Arora, February 15, 2012

    It’s a nice information.

  • Yougraph, May 26, 2012

    very cool!

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