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Making a Shirt – Customize in Photoshop

3.1. Customize in Photoshop

This is a section of the tutorial “Making A Shirt“. See the entire article here.

Click on Open or select one to open the front texture of the T-shirt in Photoshop.

The easiest way to change the color of this texture is to make a new layer.

Click the Create a new layer button in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.


Images stacked on top of each other.

To ensure you see everything correctly, check that the RGB Mode is activated. To do so, go to the top menu and click on Image ➞ Mode ➞ RGB Color.

Now that a new layer has been created, you need to fill the layer with a color.

  1. Choose a Foreground Color.

    In this case, your current foreground color is black. When you click on it, a new window opens and a pallet of colors is displayed.

  2. In this tutorial we are going to choose an IMVU purple.

    We encourage you to try different colors and select the one that fits best with your style.

    Once you have decided which color are you going to use for your T-shirt, click OK.

    To apply the same color to all your textures, take note of the number that appears in the # field (HTML Notation) or add the color to your Color Library by clicking the Add to Swatches button.

  3. The Foreground Color has changed from black to the chosen color. In this case, it has changed from black to purple.

    To fill the layer with the chosen color, select it, and then select the Paint Bucket Tool in the toolbar

    The Paint Bucket Tool is grouped with the Gradient Tool in the toolbar. If you cannot find it, click and hold the Gradient Tool to access it.

  4. Move the mouse over the T-shirt and click on it.

  5. The color of the layer has changed from transparent to purple.

  6. It is necessary to change the Blend Mode (Layers tab) to see the changes on your texture.

    To do so, click on it to change its value to Color.

    Blend Mode

    Selecting a blend mode changes the appearance of the layer or image, based on the layer or layers beneath it.

    To learn more about the Blend Mode, click here.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! The front of your T-shirt has a new look.

    • Save the changes by going to the top menu and clicking on File ➞ Save As …
    • Select the folder where you want to save the texture, name it, and click on Format.
    • A window pops up.
    • Select JPEG and click on the Save button.

  8. A new window appears. Click Ok.

    The new texture has been saved in your chosen folder.

Updated on July 21, 2023

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