Draw a T-Shirt in Photoshop

Draw a T-Shirt in Photoshop
Learn how to draw a realistic t-shirt 100% in Photoshop! This detailed step by step tutorial will show you techniques on creating shapes, shading, embossing, and more.

Preview of Final Results


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Draw a T-Shirt in Photoshop


Step 1

Start by making a new document 600 x 600 pixels document.

Step 2

Using Polygonal Lasso Tool (L key) to create a selection like the image below. I feathered the selection (Select > Modify > Feather) by 0.3px for smoother results.
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Step 3

In the toolbar, click on the foreground color then set the color to #CFCDD0.
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Step 4

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N or Layer > New > Layer)
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Step 5

Fill the selected area with the foreground color you just selected. To fill, press Alt+Backspace or choose Edit > Fill.
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Step 6

Select Burn Tool (O Key).
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Step 7

Use the burn tool on the indicated area shown in the image below.
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Step 8

Choose Filter > Nose > Add Noise. Use the settings shown below.
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Step 9

Using Polygonal Lasso Tool , create a selection like the image below. For smoother edges, feather the selection (Select > Modify > Feather) by 0.3px.
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Step 10

Select the burn tool then burn the edges of the selection like the image below.
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Step 11

Create a selection like the image below.
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Step 12

Use the burn tool on the selected area. Repeat this for the other side of the shirt.
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Step 13

Now we’ll add some shadows and highlights to the shirt. In the blue dots indicated below, use Dodge tool. For the orange dots, use the Burn Tool.
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Step 14

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N or Layer > New > Layer)
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Step 15

Using the Pen tool, create a path like shown below.
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Step 16

Select the Brush tool then set the size of the brush to 2px. In the Paths palette (Window > Paths), right click on the path then select Stroke Path.
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Step 17

Set the opacity to 20%.
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Step 18

On the current layer, choose Layer > Layer Style > Stroke. Set the Stroke settings as shown in the image below. Don’t close the window yet!
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Step 19

Enable the Drop Shadow style with the settings shown below.
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Step 20

Repeat the above technique (Step 14-19) for the two sleeves.
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Step 21

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N or Layer > New > Layer)
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Step 22

Select the Rectangle tool (U) to make a label.
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Step 23

Choose Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow and apply the settings shown below.
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Step 24

Add the logo/text to your label.
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Step 25

Make a selection on the left sleeve like the image below. For better selection, feather the selection (Select > Modify > Feather) by 0.3px.
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Step 26

In the Layers palette, select the t-shirt layer.
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Step 27

Choose Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and reduce the brightness by 10.
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Step 28

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N or Layer > New > Layer)
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Step 29

Using the Pen tool, create a path like shown below.
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Step 30

Set your foreground color to white. Then, in the Paths palette (Window > Paths), right click on the path then choose Stroke Path.
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Step 31

Here’s what the t-shirt looks like so far!
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Step 32

Repeat steps 29 and 30 for the right sleeve.
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Step 33

I added an abstract paint image on the t-shirt. You can add any image you like.

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