Ryan Lee has worked with us in the past, helping us create awesome t-shirts (that you should go buy) like Stampede and Hell on Earth. He lives and works in San Francisco, and if you’ve got some time to kill, also runs a kick-ass blog that keeps folks updated on his newest projects. Ryan Lee creates awesome artwork.
Let’s start with this: There are tons of methods to effectively design a t-shirt. Seriously, tons. You can take do photo-based designing, do it all by hand, or do it all exclusively in Illustrator & Photoshop. The following is a t-shirt design tutorial explaining one of the more popular, thorough methods: Starting with something hand-drawn, converting it to the web using Illustrator & Photoshop, and voila! Apologies in advance if this has been simplified a bit too far, but I wanted to keep the tutorial down to just six steps. If you have any questions or comments, make sure to drop a note in the comments below or send over an email! With that…I invite you to explore my version of the t shirt design tutorial.