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September 21, 2012 @ 06:11 AM
awhitehippy

Post: 551

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Lost Angeles

Can someone tell me a good program to create clothing designs, I have just been sketching out any idea I have had. Been wanting to take it to the next step and get very small amount of clothes made (probably like 5 shirts,or hoodies maybe crewnecks) for right now i'm just looking for me and my friends to wear it(). and when we get more money we will go on a bigger scale and actually make more money, I just turned 17, me and my group of friends have been researching business and all that stuff, my friend has a cousin that owns a printing business, from what i've heard he makes stickers and shirts. I don 't know much about printing shirts but I know that it matters what type of machine to use. any advice? also we don't have the funds to buy wholesale stuff, I was thinking of going down to the local store to buy a couple alstyle blanks they have there so we can make shirts. I don't know what type of alstyle they are but I know they are the ones most commonly sold everywhere. almost always sold next to shakas in stores


Illustrator. Dont use photoshop, make everything in vectors.


As said by everyone here, Adobe Illustrator is the way to go,

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September 21, 2012 @ 06:30 AM
ryder

Post: 240

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

Can someone tell me a good program to create clothing designs, I have just been sketching out any idea I have had. Been wanting to take it to the next step and get very small amount of clothes made (probably like 5 shirts,or hoodies maybe crewnecks) for right now i'm just looking for me and my friends to wear it(). and when we get more money we will go on a bigger scale and actually make more money, I just turned 17, me and my group of friends have been researching business and all that stuff, my friend has a cousin that owns a printing business, from what i've heard he makes stickers and shirts. I don 't know much about printing shirts but I know that it matters what type of machine to use. any advice? also we don't have the funds to buy wholesale stuff, I was thinking of going down to the local store to buy a couple alstyle blanks they have there so we can make shirts. I don't know what type of alstyle they are but I know they are the ones most commonly sold everywhere. almost always sold next to shakas in stores


Illustrator. Dont use photoshop, make everything in vectors.


As said by everyone here, Adobe Illustrator is the way to go,


Just upgraded to CS6 too, shits dope. Massive improvements from CS4, workflow has increased already. Signed up for the "Creative Cloud" and im paying $30 a month for 12 months and i get access to EVERY adobe program cool .

edmflavor.com

September 21, 2012 @ 06:35 AM
AndyRocksBluu

Post: 281

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Long Island, NY

@nonchalant
illustrator is pretty easy to learn you just need to know the basics to design tshirts and you can always watch youtube videos


Really? I'm pretty sure it took me almost a year to get the full grasp of the pen tool.

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

September 21, 2012 @ 06:38 AM
ryder

Post: 240

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

@nonchalant
illustrator is pretty easy to learn you just need to know the basics to design tshirts and you can always watch youtube videos


Really? I'm pretty sure it took me almost a year to get the full grasp of the pen tool.


Ya Ai has a decent learning curve to it. That pen tool is a bitchh at times. Same with the whole pathfinder thing. i still dont completely understand it but youtube tutorials have been a huge help.

Anyone that wants to learn seriously start watching youtube videos itll help a lot.

edmflavor.com

September 21, 2012 @ 03:30 PM
mrdaleog

Post: 191

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

Just a couple of pics I took recently.
Never shot a lookbook for my Heartbeat tees, so Im doing that today










URBN. by Live Love URBAN || Do what you love, love what you do || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com

September 21, 2012 @ 04:24 PM
aaronstrdywngs

Post: 53

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Manchester, UK

New patches made for the winter range. Keep checking www.strdywngs.com and the range will be out mid october.
Any feedback on the patch would be appreciated.



apologies for the shadow, taken with iPhone so not the best quality.

Rad produced not mass produced: www.strdywngs.com | strdywngs.tumblr.com

September 21, 2012 @ 04:46 PM
bigsteeg

Post: 6

Join Date: Aug 2012

I'm in need of some 5 panel manufacturers I know some of u guys don't like giving info for free so just hit me with a pm I've hit up some ppl on alibaba but no response if u guys know some just hit me thanks
September 21, 2012 @ 05:31 PM
ryder

Post: 240

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

New patches made for the winter range. Keep checking www.strdywngs.com and the range will be out mid october.
Any feedback on the patch would be appreciated.



apologies for the shadow, taken with iPhone so not the best quality.


Those are hypee!

I've got a sample of a patch but havent ordered any yet i think im gonna wait until my spring and summe rlines to use them.

How are you putting them on the garment? Iron-on?


I'm in need of some 5 panel manufacturers I know some of u guys don't like giving info for free so just hit me with a pm I've hit up some ppl on alibaba but no response if u guys know some just hit me thanks


Be incredibly careful with anyone you deal with on alibaba. 90% of the people on their are out to scam you.

edmflavor.com

September 21, 2012 @ 08:35 PM
blastoffline

Post: 13

Join Date: Jul 2012

@ryder where did you go for your patches? thats dope!!!
September 21, 2012 @ 08:45 PM
blastoffline

Post: 13

Join Date: Jul 2012

Here is Part of our Fall 2012 Collection! It includes t's and crew necks!
like us on facebook! facebook.com/blastoffclothing
Twitter - @blastoffline
Web - www.blastoffline.com





September 21, 2012 @ 08:50 PM
bigsteeg

Post: 6

Join Date: Aug 2012

@ryder appreciate the word fam
September 21, 2012 @ 08:54 PM
ryder

Post: 240

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: Canada

@ryder appreciate the word fam


Ive been on Alibaba/express for over a year, if you need a hand checking on legitimacy shoot me a message id be glad to help. Ive been fucked out of like 1k worth of shit for a few companies so i know what to look out for and all that

edmflavor.com

September 21, 2012 @ 09:25 PM
lightworks1crew

Post: 41

Join Date: Aug 2012

Location: PA

Alibaba is so shady. I quit trying to find manufacturers on there

THE NAME OF THE GAME / www.lightworksclothing.com

September 22, 2012 @ 12:24 AM
FrankGoods

Post: 42

Join Date: May 2012

Location: Sydney

There's a lot of shady business on alibaba/madeinchina etc.
Ask as many questions as possible. Always look out for
Certifications like Oeko-Tex Standard 100 or Öko-Tex Standard
100 (sometime misspelled Oktex) is an international testing and
certification system for textiles, limiting the use of certain chemicals.
Otherwise you may have trouble with customs etc.

When it comes to paying only pay a 10% deposit for initial samples
When your ready for bulk production pay through a banking system
called escrow. It has a lot of benefits.

Research always pays off.

Good luck.

www.commongoodssupply.com

September 22, 2012 @ 02:33 AM
WD.MYLES

Post: 124

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: CA


SHOP.WDNATION.COM

September 22, 2012 @ 04:24 AM
mrdaleog

Post: 191

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?

URBN. by Live Love URBAN || Do what you love, love what you do || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com

September 22, 2012 @ 04:29 AM
hkeys

Post: 527

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa

6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


We've talked before you're cool dude and helped me out with the templates so thank you, for me the pics you posted earlier just seem like they belong on Tumblr with a whole bunch of swag type shit ya know. No hate just saying. I def like what your F/W line up is looking like. It's more clean cut and less typical then your previous "heart" stuff. Seems like it would be better to build your brand as "URBN." with the most recent designs then the hearts b/c people won't know that those are from your brand.

http://thedividedminds.com/

September 22, 2012 @ 07:12 AM
Jake Ocean

Post: 749

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


to be honest, when i first saw the pics, the word "swag" flew through my mind. the poses, the outfit, snapbacks, just don't look good.
i love it when a product really gives me that "wow", but you've came out with this design multiple times, and it gets old seeing it again.

just my 2 cents

http://www.distantlight.co

September 22, 2012 @ 07:25 AM
wcfrontrvnners

Post: 346

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Hayward, Ca

Could somebody provide me with a good varsity jacket template please. email it to info.frontrvnners@gmail.com

WCFRVS.COM INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: WCFRONTRVNNERS ; JJFRNTRVNNERS

September 22, 2012 @ 08:15 AM
aaronstrdywngs

Post: 53

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Manchester, UK

@ryder thanks man! Appreciate the feedback. We got them done over here in the UK. Were sewing them onto our garments, tested it a few times with some samples and they stitch on ok. We use hemming web first to stick it on so it doesn't move all over the place when sewing.

Rad produced not mass produced: www.strdywngs.com | strdywngs.tumblr.com

September 22, 2012 @ 12:25 PM
mrdaleog

Post: 191

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


We've talked before you're cool dude and helped me out with the templates so thank you, for me the pics you posted earlier just seem like they belong on Tumblr with a whole bunch of swag type shit ya know. No hate just saying. I def like what your F/W line up is looking like. It's more clean cut and less typical then your previous "heart" stuff. Seems like it would be better to build your brand as "URBN." with the most recent designs then the hearts b/c people won't know that those are from your brand.
6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


to be honest, when i first saw the pics, the word "swag" flew through my mind. the poses, the outfit, snapbacks, just don't look good.
i love it when a product really gives me that "wow", but you've came out with this design multiple times, and it gets old seeing it again.

just my 2 cents


Damn....the LAST thing I was shooting for was the 'swag' factor! I do see your point guys, and I can see how you thought that.
I can honestly say that I'm in a tough place because that Heartbeat logo is, and has been, my
Biggest selling product since I started in 2010. Ironically enough, it did blow up on tumblr last year with the girl in the first pic getting it like 13k notes collectively from about 4 different pics. (let me add that those crews in the pic are last years releases...I haven't released any new ones yet). It's hard for me to completely move away from that design since customers new and old ask when I'm releasing more of it.
My intention is to brig the URBN. look to light and that's going well for my first release, but that Heartbeat is heavy on people's mind.
I'm going to just mix the two of them together for designs, but do more of the URBN. releases. I'm definitely not trying to change up on what my customers love right away, but rather do it slowly but surely.

URBN. by Live Love URBAN || Do what you love, love what you do || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com

September 22, 2012 @ 05:23 PM
hkeys

Post: 527

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa

6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


We've talked before you're cool dude and helped me out with the templates so thank you, for me the pics you posted earlier just seem like they belong on Tumblr with a whole bunch of swag type shit ya know. No hate just saying. I def like what your F/W line up is looking like. It's more clean cut and less typical then your previous "heart" stuff. Seems like it would be better to build your brand as "URBN." with the most recent designs then the hearts b/c people won't know that those are from your brand.
6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


to be honest, when i first saw the pics, the word "swag" flew through my mind. the poses, the outfit, snapbacks, just don't look good.
i love it when a product really gives me that "wow", but you've came out with this design multiple times, and it gets old seeing it again.

just my 2 cents


Damn....the LAST thing I was shooting for was the 'swag' factor! I do see your point guys, and I can see how you thought that.
I can honestly say that I'm in a tough place because that Heartbeat logo is, and has been, my
Biggest selling product since I started in 2010. Ironically enough, it did blow up on tumblr last year with the girl in the first pic getting it like 13k notes collectively from about 4 different pics. (let me add that those crews in the pic are last years releases...I haven't released any new ones yet). It's hard for me to completely move away from that design since customers new and old ask when I'm releasing more of it.
My intention is to brig the URBN. look to light and that's going well for my first release, but that Heartbeat is heavy on people's mind.
I'm going to just mix the two of them together for designs, but do more of the URBN. releases. I'm definitely not trying to change up on what my customers love right away, but rather do it slowly but surely.


Hmm, well if the heartbreak logo has been working out for you I would always suggest some sort of woven label for a beanie or even doing that on the bottom corner of your tees. You can still incorporate it with your URBAN designs without completely phasing it out. It all depends on how you want to go about it.

http://thedividedminds.com/

September 22, 2012 @ 08:50 PM
thrillmatic

Post: 731

Join Date: Nov 2011

Location: KCI & LAX

@aldenteco Yes. Thanks a grip.

"Rap in 2012 is basically just a mad dash for people of EVERY human subset to be represented by a rapper." - damnwitless1

September 23, 2012 @ 12:21 AM
justinsos

Post: 71

Join Date: Feb 2012

Location: Canada

Opinions on 5 panel caps in general? Big seller or bust for anyone?

Sink or Swim Brand / www.sinkorswimbrand.com / Spring 2014 this April

September 23, 2012 @ 01:19 AM
hkeys

Post: 527

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Tampa

Opinions on 5 panel caps in general? Big seller or bust for anyone?


Can be big depending on how you do em, quality, manufactured, etc. They are trending now. Can be a bust if you use some blank that people will recognize right off the bat and if the quality is shit and straps break on the first wore like Obey's crap.

http://thedividedminds.com/

September 23, 2012 @ 04:06 AM
mrdaleog

Post: 191

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


We've talked before you're cool dude and helped me out with the templates so thank you, for me the pics you posted earlier just seem like they belong on Tumblr with a whole bunch of swag type shit ya know. No hate just saying. I def like what your F/W line up is looking like. It's more clean cut and less typical then your previous "heart" stuff. Seems like it would be better to build your brand as "URBN." with the most recent designs then the hearts b/c people won't know that those are from your brand.
6 dislikes on the pics I recently posted huh?
Was it the pics or the products or both that you guys aren't feeling?


to be honest, when i first saw the pics, the word "swag" flew through my mind. the poses, the outfit, snapbacks, just don't look good.
i love it when a product really gives me that "wow", but you've came out with this design multiple times, and it gets old seeing it again.

just my 2 cents


Damn....the LAST thing I was shooting for was the 'swag' factor! I do see your point guys, and I can see how you thought that.
I can honestly say that I'm in a tough place because that Heartbeat logo is, and has been, my
Biggest selling product since I started in 2010. Ironically enough, it did blow up on tumblr last year with the girl in the first pic getting it like 13k notes collectively from about 4 different pics. (let me add that those crews in the pic are last years releases...I haven't released any new ones yet). It's hard for me to completely move away from that design since customers new and old ask when I'm releasing more of it.
My intention is to brig the URBN. look to light and that's going well for my first release, but that Heartbeat is heavy on people's mind.
I'm going to just mix the two of them together for designs, but do more of the URBN. releases. I'm definitely not trying to change up on what my customers love right away, but rather do it slowly but surely.


Hmm, well if the heartbreak logo has been working out for you I would always suggest some sort of woven label for a beanie or even doing that on the bottom corner of your tees. You can still incorporate it with your URBAN designs without completely phasing it out. It all depends on how you want to go about it.


I appreciate you and the feedback my G. Much love.

URBN. by Live Love URBAN || Do what you love, love what you do || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com

September 23, 2012 @ 09:44 AM
Frank_

Post: 1193

Join Date: Jan 2009

what are some good longsleeves... im thinking maybe go with alstyle but idk i like how champs feel but they are a bit expensive
September 23, 2012 @ 01:55 PM
Yeezus

Post: 83

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: Yass


https://twitter.com/goldlinefashion
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-Line-Fashion/398571970197577?ref=hl
www.goldlinefashion.bigcartel.com

Gonna be £20/$32
Available in black, grey or white with options of gold/white, gold/black or black/black zipper
AA t-shirts.
What you think?
September 23, 2012 @ 03:39 PM
al dente co.

Post: 339

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: MIAMI

Other trial logos I had worked on.


al dente company // aldenteco.com

September 23, 2012 @ 03:51 PM
cityofsavages

Post: 1254

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Old Fourth Ward

@aldenteco I don't think the two headed eagle goes with script in the 1st one.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"


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