This tutorial is your starting point for dressing avatars with your own creations, selling them in the IMVU Catalog, and making money!
Let’s dive in and make your first shirt.
We will take you through each step of customizing a shirt. At the end of this guide, you will be able to add your personal touch to adapt any existing IMVU product to your style.
Getting the Required Textures
For this tutorial, we will be deriving from the Bella Crop Top.
To get the textures required to make your own version of the Bella Crop Top, click here to go to the product page.
The textures should now be downloaded to your Downloads folder or to any other folder you selected.
Customizing Your Textures
Make the product your own by customizing your textures! This can be done in popular applications Photoshop or GIMP or using your preferred image-editing software. If you are not familiar with Photoshop or GIMP, do not panic. Just follow the steps and you will see that there is no need to be an expert to make amazing products. All you need is a basic understanding of using a Painting (texture-creation) application.
To customize your textures in Photoshop proceed to:
|Making a Shirt – Customizing in Photoshop|
To customize your textures in GIMP proceed to:
|Making a Shirt – Customizing in GIMP|
Once you have completed customizing your textures it’s now time to create your very own version of the Bella Crop Top by importing and applying your customized textures in IMVU Studio! Fire up IMVU Studio and create your product by deriving from the Bella Crop Top product.
STEP 1. Create a new Product by clicking the Create button or the + sign in IMVU Studio.
STEP 2. Derive from the Bella Crop Top by searching for its name or PID (34767742) and clicking Derive.
STEP 3. Select the materials you want to edit by opening the Material panel by clicking on Components tab and then the Materials icon in the left-hand panel. The Materials panel allows you to select the front, back, and sleeves of the product.
STEP 4. Import the textures you customized by opening the Inspector panel by clicking on the Inspector tab on the right-hand panel. Hover over the thumbnail beside Diffuse and click the button.
In the pop-up window, click Add Image and import the textures you have customized. Make sure you are importing the texture that corresponds to the part of the product you selected under the Material Components section.
The updated asset will appear in your image window.
Repeat the same steps for the back and sleeves textures.
STEP 5. Edit your product information by filling out the details under the Info panel.
The Info panel is where you can edit the Product details that will show up in the Shop, such as the Product Icon (required), Product Name, markup, search keywords, and more.
STEP 6. Save and Submit! Once you’re done filling out your product information, click the Save button then Submit.