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CMYK Pattern for T-shirt Printing Using Photoshop



Lesson # 3
Tomorrow will be Holy Week Day Four – Silent Wednesday. It was Scholars speculations that Jesus and his disciples spent this day resting in Bethany in expectation of the Passover.  Bethany is the place where Jesus Christ raises Lazarus from the dead.




Remembering Holy Week & my work
It reminds me of the time when I was still in the Philippines and managing my Art and Sign shop when Holy Week comes. I marked it as one of the busiest months in the Philippine calendar. Since more than 85 percent of the Philippine population is Roman Catholic, you will expect the whole nation are observing and mostly participating the event. Just like in our municipality, 90 percent are Catholic devotees that gathered every Lenten. And aside from candles, rosaries and any religious artifacts, T-shirt printing was also in demand on that day.  Religious group are mostly the customers we encountered the whole month or even before that month. Some of them brought sketches and samples of their group logos for T-shirt printing design.

And I hate deadlines. So, additional manpower was needed and spending extra time to finish everything before Wednesday ends. Because everyone need to spend a day for resting and commemorating the sacrifices Jesus Christ had given us to be saved. 
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Preconcept design
Preconcept is a rudimentary idea intermediate between an ordinary precept and a fully developed concept.
The problem with preconcept designs is redoing the layout that consumes additional time. You can ask additional charge for the job anyway.

Color Separation using Photoshop
With Photoshop, making pattern for t-shirt printing becomes easier.  
Let me share with you my knowledge about doing the step-by-step procedures on Color Separation using Photoshop which I guess all layout artists of the best t-shirt printing companies also did. Even the known Printing Companies use this methods before feeding it  to their Automatic Silk Screen Printing Machine.   

1.       After carefully enhancing your design in RGB (Red, Green and Blue) mode, convert it to CMYK mode (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, BlackK is used instead of B, so that it does not get confused with Blue) for process-color offset printing.



2.       Open Filter / Pixelate / Halftone. Just leave the default setting:  (Max. Radius: 8 / Channel 1: 108 / Channel 2: 162 / Channel 3: 90 and Channel 4: 45.) Then press OK. Wait till color halftone processing finished. Take note: If the output is larger dots or smaller dots than the desired result, adjust your image size first before applying the halftone effect.


3.       This will be the result.


4.       Click Channels at the palette menus (located at the right side of PSD workspace), select only one channel per print.  Prepare it for printing.


These images below shows the dotted pattern. It was my intention to select two channels for the first 3 images to emphasize the colors (Please refer to step #4 for the printing matters).

Color Halftone | Cyan + Black
Color Halftone | Magenta+ Black
Color Halftone | Yellow+ Black
Color Halftone | Black

5.       Setup your printer. Make it sure to set your printer into grayscale printing. 

This Grayscale setting will depends on  your printer options. 

 Now we are ready to print our pattern per color.



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As GOD's servants, let us allocate time to worship Him not only during Holy Week but the entire days of our lives.  I want to leave this verses of what Bible says about having a busy life. GOD bless us all.



"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."


41 comments:

  1. Wow, you are so creative that you were able to relate the Lent with this wonderful tutorial you have :)

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  2. this is great! I've never really given much thought about modern religious art or the huge demand for printing companies during Lent (thought the heavy volume and the rush for religious items were only during Christmas).

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  3. ..will try this one..very creative.

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  4. wow i hope i could do stuff like this in the future! it amazingly well done! xx

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  5. hehe kahirap mag Photoshop.. :) basic editing lang alam q

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  6. I really need to come back on this site for tutorials, same with Alexis puro basics pa din alam ko.. :D

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  7. galing. at least madaling sundin ang tutorial mo.

    very lenten din talaga ang subject. hopefully your week would be fruitful too.

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  8. Although I have no plans of getting into a t-shirt printing venture, your tips prove to be very handy. The tutorial itself is easy to learn, as I already know how to do basic stuff on photoshop. =)

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  9. Nice. My dad knows how to do this as well.

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  10. great thinking using the image of Jesus. I also love the verse at the end. :)

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  11. Wow! Thanks for sharing this, I learned something new.

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  12. you have the gift of hand and using it to draw Jesus for calendars is a great way to show appreciation for that gift. I like how you came up with this timely tutorial! another gift.

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  13. I'm a photo buff but I knew little of PSD pa.. your post will really be of help in my learning process. thanks for sharing!

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  14. Ang galing naman! I want to try this too.

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  15. siguro nung nag hulog ang Diyos ng creativity e nasa harapan ka talaga! hehe... ang galing! dami mo naman talent!...

    *for sure ung lifetime partner mo e.. sobra lapit na sayo.. di mo lang pinapansin! lol! :))

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  16. Inggit ako sa mga taong kagaya mo! Buti ka pa may talent when it comes to designing :D

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  17. All I can say is GENIUS!!!... wow, you really have this skill. galing, pwede ba magpaturo?

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  18. Ikaw na!..genius work... gustong gusto ko matuto nito..pwede paturo?

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  19. Thanks for sharing this Dong. I'd keep this for reference. ^_^

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  20. GRABE po!
    ang galing mo namang gumawa.
    noon ko pa gustong matuto ng PS dahil mahilig akong mag-edit ng pictures tapos gagawin pang t-shirt.

    thumbs up!!!

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  21. Hindi ako marunong mag photoshop sana maturuan mo po kami ng basic then advance para lahat tayo makapag share ng ganito!

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  22. you know what, no matter how hard i try to understand photoshop, i can't. nag-aral pa ko sa informatics nyan ah

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  23. Nice post. I read total Post. It’s really nice. Thank you for sharing.........

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  24. Nice post. I like the way you start and then conclude your thoughts. Thanks for this information .I really appreciate your work, keep it up.

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  25. This is just great..Its useful for the people who are the fans for tshirts..Improve your great work in future also..Thanks for sharing...

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  26. You are really creative, I know a little about photoshop but I can't do what you've done here. this is great!

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  28. Screen printing t-shirts require a fine mesh covered with photoemulsion that has been hardened through exposure to ultra-violet light. Funny t shirts

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  29. nindot kaayo. sa uban nga sites, magpabayad sila, diri, libre. saludo ko nimo, bai. wala nimo ihikaw ang imong kaalam. better to give than to receive.

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  30. A perfect info source. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic

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  34. Are you going to do a follow up article? Would love to know what happens next.

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  35. maraming salamat..mas natutu ako...

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  36. This Great..
    After 10 years saka ko lang nalaman ito.. nasanay ako sa manual... Thanks for sharing

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  37. Such an interesting article. s much to learn. thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.

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