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Add an Image to Your Shirt

Just follow the instructions below to add an image to your shirt.

This tutorial is part of the Creator Program. To learn more about the Creator Program, please click here.

  ○ Pick your design tool

As you did before, you will use either Photoshop    or Gimp   to add an image to the shirt you previously created.

Click on one of the links below to get started. Completing this step is required before moving on to “Get your shirt”.

Adding an image using Photoshop
Adding an image using Gimp

  ○ Get your shirt

Let’s see how your avatar looks with your personalized T-shirt. To do so, you need to open the project where you saved your T-shirt (the one you made following the instructions of the tutorial Making a Shirt).

Open the IMVU Desktop App and Log In. Click on the Create button.

Click on the Open a Local Project button.

The Open Panel enables you to browse your projects that are already in progress.

When you click on the Open a Local Project button, your “IMVU Projects” folder will open.

Select the shirt CHKN file and click Open.

If you did not save your shirt with a specific name, an automatically generated file name was used to save it. In order to find the file, look for a file name that contains the PID of the shirt (34767742).

The Editor will open.

  ○ Shirt creation

Let’s apply changes on your T-shirt.

A default avatar is displayed on your screen.

If you want to see your own avatar, go to the Bottom Toolbar and click Outfits .

Click the avatar you want.

The one on the screen will be substituted with the one you have chosen.

In the Materials Column you find the three textures previously created (front, back, and sleeves textures).

It is time to load the front shirt texture (the one that contains the image).

To do so, select the “front texture” asset and click Edit.

  • Browse the folder where you saved the texture and select it.
  • Click Open.

Now, the front shirt texture is the one with the image.

Click on the Apply Changes button to see the changes on your T-shirt.

After applying changes, you can save your product by clicking on the Save button.

Saving Your Product

  • You have two ways to save your work. You can use either Save (by clicking the Save button) or Save As (by clicking the small arrow to the right ).
  • Save will save your file in your IMVU Projects folder with an automatically generated file name.
  • Save As allows to use a unique file name of your choice, making your file much easier to find if you decide you want to work on it later. You can also Save As by pressing Shift + Ctrl + s.

Once you have saved your product, you can upload it to the IMVU Catalog and make money.

To learn how to Upload a Product, please read Upload a Product.

CONGRATULATIONS! You have added a personal touch to your T-shirt!

You can market your products by taking photos of your creations and sharing them with the IMVU Community. Click on the following links to learn how to take photographs and how to post pictures in the IMVU Feed.

Updated on July 21, 2023

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