How To: Make a Business T-shirt
Who doesn't love an awesome T-shirt that also serves as an advertisement? No one!

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T-shirts are a great way to market your business. Every time someone wears your T-shirt, your business gets valuable exposure to potential customers.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to make a T-shirt for your business.

When designing a T-shirt for your business, it’s important to think about the message of the shirt. It could be a logo for branding, a stylish shirt to sell at your store or for a special occasion.

Search the Web for inspiration and get sketching!

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Before you finalize your design, find a T-shirt printer and discuss dimensions, file types and any other criteria they may have.

Once you have the dimensions specified by the printing service, set up the layout based on those specs. I’m using Adobe Photoshop CS5 in this tutorial.

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If you have a logo or image you plan to use in your design, make sure the image has a high resolution – preferably 300 DPI.

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In addition to your image, you may want to add text and text effects to ensure the font is legible.

And don’t forget to pick a color that is complimentary to the image!

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Add any other elements to the design you want. Consider putting stuff on the back or arms of the T-shirt.

Before ordering a large quantity, have a sample or two to make sure there are no adjustments that need to be made. For a smaller quantity, you can also print the design and iron it onto your shirt yourself.

Larger projects can be sent to a T-shirt printer. Generally the larger the order, the smaller the unit price.

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Now you have an awesome T-shirt you can use to promote your business. Next time, try playing with new designs or create T-shirts for men, women and children. Think of new ideas to put this skill to use!

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  1. great tutorial thanks, very helpful

  2. Thats a very good article ,very helpful