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What is the right software to design T shirts

I am trying to design t-shirts. There are lots of ideas in my head but I dont really know what software is best to realize any of them . So far I have used Serifdraw plus 4 . But I find it too basic. Can you please give me some tips on what software i should use. Cost effective software.

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Re: What is the right software to design T shirtsthere are a few choices… the 3 below have free 30 day trials… then you can buy them

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Corel Draw is much easier to learn than Adobe Illustrator, but Inkscape is free and many really like it.

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Corel Draw is much easier to learn than Adobe Illustrator, but Inkscape is free and many really like it.

I use Corel Draw and I have found it very useful. So, obviously it gets my vote

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Re: What is the right software to design T shirtsGimp 2.6.1 latest version…. and inkscape is a really great vector program… i was pretty impressed

and i use photoshop mainly with illustrator more and more… when i have more time i am going to explore inskscape even more

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as some of the members already said, I think adobe illustrator is the best program for t-shirt designs

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Im an Illustrator user and its funny because I find the look of Coreldraw to be intimidating hehe. Illustrator is cake for me to use.

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Re: What is the right software to design T shirtsAdobe Illustrator and Photoshop (CS4 just released. Whee!) are the absolute most versatile design/illustration programs you will find.

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Wow thats a loaded question. You are right that vector has the advantage of being able to scale up or down with no loss in resolution or detail. It also has other advantages (files size, sharp crisp lines etc…) However that doesnt necessarily make it the best tool for every application. For photorealistic effects and subtle gradients bitmap programs are superior. The particular program you use is really just a matter of prefference. You will get as many different opinions as there are programs. Here are my two cents on the subject. Adobe products are the industry standard. They are the programs of choice in most major graphics related businesses. They are very powerful and have all the bells and whistles. This fact also makes them relatively difficult to learn. There are also free programs that are pretty good and do and adequate job for most appliations. However, These programs are not widely used in commercial envioronments so if you ever intend to work or even exchange files or tips or info with professionals I recomend you dont learn on these because this will make the transition to commercial programs more difficult. Corel Draw is found in most sign and screenprinting shops. Usually along with Illustrator and photoshop. I would recomend you download the the free trials and play around with them untill you find the one you are more comfortable with. If money is an issue corel is cheaper. Goodluck

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Re: What is the right software to design T shirtsI know this may sound like a dumb question, but I am a newbie to T-shirt design. Once I have dreamed up a design for my T-shirt, how do I produce it and deliver it to a screen printer or have it heat pressed?

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