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Jun 7, 2024

Converting Images to HD Vector T-Shirt Art


*PSA: You have entered the realm of large file sizes. Your patience is appreciated! Things may take longer than usual to load and respond to user input here.


Designing t-shirts presents a unique challenge because you can't just slap a photo onto a t-shirt and hope it looks appealing. Photos often come with straight, harsh edges that don't integrate well with the fabric or the overall design. This makes it crucial to find imaginative and creative methods to add new edges where there were none but in a tasteful way.

In this particular case, the challenge was especially rewarding because the shirt was black. To ensure the design looked good, I had to remove the black from the design, as printing black on black would have looked odd. This required careful attention to detail and creativity, making the process both challenging and gratifying.


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Sometimes the galleries will fail to display images and instead display a single color or a very pixelated image. This can happen because some of my portfolio images are very high resolution, (even up to 15,000 pixels across- Photoshop's maximum export size) which can cause them to load slowly for some users. 

Here are two things you can try if you think something weird is going on:

1. If you see a solid color, try refreshing your browser tab.

2. If you see a blurry image, first try waiting a bit if your internet is slow, and if that doesn't work, try step 1.

Also keep in mind that depending on your internet speed, when you click on one of these images for full-screen mode, it can take up to several minutes before you see the full-resolution version!

Things not looking right? Skip down to Troubleshooting.

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