• High-Res American Apparel tee mockup
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[QUOTE=kabookie;30504166]You guys are completely missing the point of this. ANY other mockup you find on the internet (for free) is very small, not to mention 72dpi generally unrealistic. I took time to create this with a shadows layer, highlight layer and texture detail. I did research to match every color that american apparel has available to print and based the shape off a real shirt I took a picture of. Last time I check it wasn't wrong to ask for a little incentive for some work, especially work that's intended to help people, not anywhere in this whole thread did I ever say it was free, and any other mockup you'd find on the internet starts at $30. Also, the free mockup looks terrible because it's a small, free mockup. It's intended to show the level of detail put into it, such as the shadows + highlights. It's not intended to display your art at awesome detail, that's what the full one is for. Here is an example: [IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/preview15.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] Or you could google "T-Shirt" with the image resolution set to 2+MP and get a high-res shirt and just slap over the art and set it to overlay and get the same effect. I also don't see how your hi-res example looks better, because it still looks like shit. And if it doesn't look good as small then it won't look good as big. If there is anytime an image looks better than the original, then it's when it's smaller. Nobody is saying it's wrong to charge money for this. We are however saying we think it's stupid. Quite the difference even if what we say is pretty much the same. [editline]17th June 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Nyaa;30504505]You know what that's kind of neat. I often see a bunch of shit being sold including these kind of mock-ups. I think templates like these should be free in general uploaded on some archive on the net or something. But as long as you're making it really cheap compared to those other idiots selling it for 30$ then you're doing something good. Don't listen to these assholes, they've obviously never needed something like this and thus can't be thankful for your cheaper alternative. [editline]17th June 2011[/editline] Yes he is. But it's REALLY CHEAP. Others are asking much more for it. Like I said it pisses me off we need to pay for stuff like this at all, but at least he's making it cheaper.[/QUOTE] If I was in need of a T-shirt template for commercial work I'd just take a picture of myself or some co-workers or people I know with a white shirt. If I needed a different colour I'd just cut it out. If I ever desperately needed to cut down on the work time on anything I could to maximize profit I would already be good enough to afford buying the more pricey mockups.
The fact that you think it's as simple as applying an overlay effect (or even multiply or screen) to your art and a T-shirt shows me your knowledge of print and graphic art. Do you realize how much image quality you will lose using those filters? And how fake of a result that looks like? Not to mention on a white and black shirt? The free mockup is resized very small, the original size is 5 inches by 7, at 300dpi. Are you really that daft?
[QUOTE=kabookie;30505883]The fact that you think it's as simple as applying an overlay effect (or even multiply or screen) to your art and a T-shirt shows me your knowledge of print and graphic art. Do you realize how much image quality you will lose using those filters? Not to mention on a white and black shirt?[/QUOTE] You won't lose any image quality. You will lose image information when it comes to correct display of colours. If I desperately needed to keep it intact 100% I would do what you did. Cut out the shirt, use the channels to extract the highlights and shadows and put them in a new layer.
[QUOTE=dgg;30505922]You won't lose any image quality. You will lose image information when it comes to correct display of colours. If I desperately needed to keep it intact 100% I would do what you did. Cut out the shirt, use the channels to extract the highlights and shadows and put them in a new layer.[/QUOTE] Which I did already, for you. Hence why I'm posting here in the first place. 90% of people have trouble with things like that, not to mention using channels and keeping it good looking? I would really like to see you do this, please.
[QUOTE=kabookie;30505963]Which I did already, for you. Hence why I'm posting here in the first place. 90% of people have trouble with things like that, not to mention using channels and keeping it good looking? I would really like to see you do this, please.[/QUOTE] I thought about doing it actually. Taking a trip to my sister in Sweden tomorrow and will be gone until Sunday. But maybe then I'll give it a shot. Taking a photo myself and all that jazz.
pardon my ignorance, but when will you need a 300dpi 7x5 mockup? i assumed the purpose of the mockup was just to see how the design will look when printed, as a rough idea... not sure why you'd need to go through so much effort just to get that idea. but then again, i am totally ignorant to the world of design and printing
[QUOTE=dgg;30505922]You won't lose any image quality. You will lose image information when it comes to correct display of colours. If I desperately needed to keep it intact 100% I would do what you did. Cut out the shirt, use the channels to extract the highlights and shadows and put them in a new layer.[/QUOTE] His product is for sale not because he did something so special that he has to sell it because others can't replicate it, it's for-sale for people to save time.
[QUOTE=Ajacks;30506008]His product is for sale not because he did something so special that he has to sell it because others can't replicate it, it's for-sale for people to save time.[/QUOTE] I'll just copy paste what I said earlier. If I was in need of a T-shirt template for commercial work I'd just take a picture of myself or some co-workers or people I know with a white shirt. If I needed a different colour I'd just cut it out. If I ever desperately needed to cut down on the work time on anything I could to maximize profit I would already be good enough to afford buying the more pricey mockups. Oh, and I'd probably already have made my own by then.
[QUOTE=dgg;30506038]I'll just copy paste what I said earlier. If I was in need of a T-shirt template for commercial work I'd just take a picture of myself or some co-workers or people I know with a white shirt. If I needed a different colour I'd just cut it out. If I ever desperately needed to cut down on the work time on anything I could to maximize profit I would already be good enough to afford buying the more pricey mockups. Oh, and I'd probably already have made my own by then.[/QUOTE] The first one applies to what I said earlier, you'd have severe quality loss. The second one you really could, but I made the exact printing colors AA has available currently. The third one I agree with you, but that doesn't apply to everyone. [QUOTE=ChestyMcGee;30505995]pardon my ignorance, but when will you need a 300dpi 7x5 mockup? i assumed the purpose of the mockup was just to see how the design will look when printed, as a rough idea... not sure why you'd need to go through so much effort just to get that idea. but then again, i am totally ignorant to the world of design and printing[/QUOTE] You really don't, generally anything that's not made for print is only needed at 72dpi but I made it 300dpi native just because I like the option of going to 72, where as if I was just at 72, I couldn't go up to 300 without quality loss.
Don't bother arguing with dgg. He's going to go on and on even if he's not right and he'll just shit up your thread. Trust me this guy never grows tired of an argument. Just quit while you still can. I'm starting to think the arguing is all he bothers to show up for as far as I've noticed...
but it all comes down to charging money for this is fucking stupid and you should be ashamed. I should start charging money for my webcomic. 3 bucks per page, I'll be rich.
You should be ashamed for being so ignorant. Why would I pay $3 to read a web comic that benefits me in no way? This file you can use over and over forever, and it actually has a purpose. I'm such a bad guy for asking for incentive for my work god.
so entertainment has no purpose anymore
[QUOTE=Detlef;30506269]charging money for this is fucking stupid and you should be ashamed.[/QUOTE] lol okay calm down
so making things has no value anymore
Welcome to the "free generation"
the joke was that charging money for my webcomic would be stupid too
[QUOTE=kabookie;30506135]The first one applies to what I said earlier, you'd have severe quality loss. The second one you really could, but I made the exact printing colors AA has available currently. The third one I agree with you, but that doesn't apply to everyone.[/QUOTE] Uh, because I made it myself it has severe quality loss? Whilst that is a good thing and takes a wee bit longer I still don't see the reason to charge for it. Well of course not. [QUOTE=Nyaa;30506167]Don't bother arguing with dgg. He's going to go on and on even if he's not right and he'll just shit up your thread. Trust me this guy never grows tired of an argument. Just quit while you still can. I'm starting to think the arguing is all he bothers to show up for as far as I've noticed...[/QUOTE] :3: Oh and it's when there is something to argue about it's usually anything interesting to say. So uh, yeah. Also just whipped something up from google image result. Quick and dirty. With a displacement map as well. [quote][img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtTest1Black.jpg[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtTest1BlackDisplaced.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtTest1White.jpg[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtTest1WhiteDisplaced.jpg[/img_thumb][/quote] The shirt: [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtMockup.psd[/url] (not very organized nor easy to use because this was just quick and dirty) Displacement map: [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtDisplacement.psd[/url] (it's really just the shirt alone in a PSD since that's how you make a displacement map. So nothing interesting to see here folks) Look at that wrinkley shirt. It has probably fifty thousand snakes in it.
[QUOTE=dgg;30506609] Also just whipped something up from google image result. Quick and dirty. With a displacement map as well. The shirt: [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtMockup.psd[/url] (not very organized nor easy to use because this was just quick and dirty) Displacement map: [url]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtDisplacement.psd[/url] (it's really just the shirt alone in a PSD since that's how you make a displacement map. So nothing interesting to see here folks) Look at that wrinkley shirt. It has probably fifty thousand snakes in it.[/QUOTE] yours looks like you put an image on top and lowered the opacity and called it a day
[QUOTE=dgg;30506609]Uh, because I made it myself it has severe quality loss? Whilst that is a good thing and takes a wee bit longer I still don't see the reason to charge for it. Well of course not. I know you're illustrating a point about the ease of creation of a similar setup but I'd say that's pretty disrespectful to post the download in the thread. I just don't understand the overall thread hostility on the subject, this is the same category as stock photography or any stock digital asset in my opinion. :3: Oh and it's when there is something to argue about it's usually anything interesting to say. So uh, yeah. Also just whipped something up from google image result. Quick and dirty. With a displacement map as well. The shirt: [URL]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtMockup.psd[/URL] (not very organized nor easy to use because this was just quick and dirty) Displacement map: [URL]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtDisplacement.psd[/URL] (it's really just the shirt alone in a PSD since that's how you make a displacement map. So nothing interesting to see here folks) Look at that wrinkley shirt. It has probably fifty thousand snakes in it.[/QUOTE] I know you're illustrating a point about the ease of creation of a similar setup but I'd say that's pretty disrespectful to post the download in the thread. I just don't understand the overall thread hostility on the subject, this is the same category as stock photography or any stock digital asset in my opinion.
[QUOTE=Trogdon;30506659]yours looks like you put an image on top and lowered the opacity and called it a day[/QUOTE] [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtMockup.jpg[/img][img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655193/ShirtMockupComparision.jpg[/img] I am fully aware that I haven't made the artwork layers work fully together with the shirt, since the black part shouldn't be fully black nor should the white part be fully white. Again, quick and dirty. [QUOTE=Ajacks;30506689]I know you're illustrating a point about the ease of creation of a similar setup but I'd say that's pretty disrespectful to post the download in the thread. I just don't understand the overall thread hostility on the subject, this is the same category as stock photography or any stock digital asset in my opinion.[/QUOTE] Disrespectful? I know that dis is an addon to a word, but what is the word it's added to supposed to mean? never heard of it. Also as you sarcastically remarked I will say without sarcasm. Welcome to the "free generation" If I don't make a living out of art of any kind I'll always have other jobs to take and work on art bits on the side.
how does that not look better than the one you did. I do not understand the point you are even trying to make.
[QUOTE=Trogdon;30506785]how does that not look better than the one you did. I do not understand the point you are even trying to make.[/QUOTE] I'm pointing out that the difference isn't huge and the real difference is that his makes the artwork comply with the black and light levels of the shirt whereas mine ignores it. That's all. I'm not giving my all for a mockup of a mockup from google images when I should have been to bed 2 hours ago.
I'm pretty sure the Tee you found isn't an american apparel one, it looks like it was put through a shredding machine. Like previously stated the point of this psd is ease of use, it's not something super secret that nobody else can do. And if you're going to prove a point at least put some effort into it.
[QUOTE=kabookie;30505883]The fact that you think it's as simple as applying an overlay effect (or even multiply or screen) to your art and a T-shirt shows me your knowledge of print and graphic art. Do you realize how much image quality you will lose using those filters? And how fake of a result that looks like? Not to mention on a white and black shirt? The free mockup is resized very small, the original size is 5 inches by 7, at 300dpi. Are you really that daft?[/QUOTE] Thanks for this template I've always had a problem when printing pictures of tshirts that they are too low quality
[QUOTE=dgg;30506818]I'm pointing out that the difference isn't huge and the real difference is that his makes the artwork comply with the black and light levels of the shirt whereas mine ignores it. That's all. I'm not giving my all for a mockup of a mockup from google images when I should have been to bed 2 hours ago.[/QUOTE] Yours looks rather shitty. And I understand arguments are fun and give opportunity to state your opinion, but this time you're not being smart and showing people how something they're doing is horribly wrong. You're just being a dick for not letting a guy sell his own work. If you're bored go on DeviantArt and tell the sonic furries about how they're wrong to sell prints of their fetish pictures.
okay here i got it, so i'll do a preview First off, this is incredibly easy to use, and extremely well done. This isn't some picture you are downloading of a shirt, this actually is a psd with lots of different levels [url]http://imageshack.us/g/845/preview1o.png/[/url] look at the images there the first one shows the features that it comes with, and how it's easy to use second one shows all the colors, and how fucking easy it is to use them third shows what it looks like if it's not under the layer he made, looks like shit last shows all the layers this is seriously the coolest thing ever. $3 is a steal for this quality
Call me stupid, but once I design it, how would I print it?
[QUOTE=Conro101;30507971]Call me stupid, but once I design it, how would I print it?[/QUOTE] No such thing as stupid questions my friend. This is mostly meant for mockup purposes, to help customers and clients visual a finished product much better.
i made this [img]http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/249772_224587677565511_158307804193499_840302_4706812_n.jpg[/img] looks indie
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