How to make a classic Bootleg T-shirt in Photoshop

11/04/2024 95

Designing T-shirt is an idea that many people apply to create their style. If you are interested in how to make a classic Bootleg T-shirt in Photoshop, absolutely don't miss the detailed instructions that SaDesign brings below!

How to make a classic Bootleg T-shirt in Photoshop

Designing T-shirt is an idea that many people apply to create their style. If you are interested in how to make a classic Bootleg T-shirt in Photoshop, absolutely don't miss the detailed instructions that SaDesign brings below!

make a classic Bootleg T-shirt in Photoshop

 

1. Step 1 

First, open Photoshop and create a T-shirt design, the recommended size is 10 x 12 inches with a resolution of 300. 

Next, add text and use the font Handstood Ultra Black and Rising Star.

add text and use the font Handstood Ultra Black and Rising Star.

Use the Warp Text setting in the Text tool in the options bar above to add curves to the top font. In the example below, we set it to Style Bulge with a Bend as -13%. 

 

2. Step 2 

Add a color transition effect to both paragraphs of text, first add settings and name them “Forbidden”, you can see this setting right in the gallery below:

Add a color transition effect to both paragraphs of text

first add settings

 

3. Step 3 

Add chrome effect to "Cats", switch to gallery to see settings as follows:

Add chrome effect to "Cats"

 

4. Step 4 

Use the Select Subject tool and Layer Masks to place the object on the T-shirt. First of all, we will place the largest subject in this example, the panda, in the center. Then place other subjects around the panda, hiding the cut edges behind the other images.

Use the Select Subject tool and Layer Masks

Add a purple Outer Glow layer style color coded #492276 to all objects. Then group all the objects together, each Color Balance layer set to Green -100 and Blue +100. This is to give all images a purple tone. 

 

5. Step 5 

Create a New Layer just below all the current layers. Set the Foreground Color first to purple with color code #382763, and the Background Color to black. Then go to Filter => Render => Clouds.

Set the Foreground Color first

Add a Layer Mask to mask the clouds from the edges of the canvas, leaving them just behind the object. 

 

6. Step 6 

Add some lightning graphics right behind the objects, you should use this graphic in PNG format and place it right into the design without separating the background. 

Add some lightning graphics right behind the objects

7. Step 7 

Next, we will make color and contrast adjustments to the design. To do this, first right-click then go to Merge Visible => Filter => Camera Raw. 

Make adjustments to the overall brightness and contrast in Light, then add texture in Effects and use Calibration to create an effect with two tones of blue and orange as the example.

add texture in Effects and use Calibration

This step is intended to simplify the colors, while also giving the T-shirt a 90s feel. Set the Blue Primary Hue to -100. 

With just a few simple steps, we can complete the creation of a classic T-shirt design. This is the T-shirt design result we get.

This is the T-shirt design result we get.

It can be seen that making a classic Bootleg T-shirt in Photoshop is quite simple. Hopefully the instructions that Sadesign brings in the article above will help you apply it successfully to your design. Don't forget to share if you find our article useful!

 
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