Designing Graphic T-Shirts
with Brandon Rike
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01 Class Introduction04:50
Class duration: 1h 20mSee all 5 lessons
About The Class
learn the art of t-shirt design.
Learn the art of producing custom band t-shirts from a designer who has mastered the art.
Brandon Rike is living the dream. He makes his living designing band tees and his client list includes everyone from Aerosmith to Lady Gaga. In this beginner-friendly class, he’ll show you the ropes of professional t-shirt design.
- Which types of graphics work best on tees
- Positioning and color tips
- How to prepare files and get them printed
Whether you work for yourself or aspire to work for someone else, Brandon will teach you the best way to put an image on a shirt and share his expert insights on making t-shirts that rock.
Understanding the Client & Wearer10:57
Importance of the T-Shirt Sketch15:48
Building the Structure in Illustrator33:34
Saving & Creating a Mock Up15:40
Brandon Rike is a freelance graphic artist making a living in the music industry. His midwestern hard work attitude comes through in his design aesthetic, placing importance on bold statement pieces that effectively communicate the intended message. Whether the medium ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Brandon Rike - Graphic Tees Working Files.zip
100% of students recommend this class.
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Excellent teaching. Best of all, he took a random word from a participant and built a truly awesome band logo for tshirt right before your eyes, going from sketch to final artwork in something like 15 minutes. Of course, his vast experience and skill must surely help him speedily come up with inspiring ideas, but nevertheless, he is truly inspiring. Much, much , MUCH better trainer than most others I have had the misfortune of watching.
Great class! His work is top notch and he shows a lot of integrity in his designs and how he communicates with clients. I do believe he combs thoroughly through shirt design elements and how to apply it in Illustrator and Photoshop. I think you should already have some working knowledge of the software to follow the last portion, otherwise take good notes and rewatch if necessary!
Obviosly a Pro and much respect but unless your an expert at Illustrator that portion went way to fast to keep up. If I knew I had to be a pro at illustrator I would not have purchased. Not the best teaching technique.
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