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T-Shirt Template Upgrade Free to Current Users

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*NOTE: This upgrade path no longer exists.

The original Men’s T-Shirt Templates was the debut Template Pack back in August 2008. In the process of making two more Template packs & an Advanced Hoodie Design Package, we learned a few new tricks about how to create fantastic photorealistic apparel mock-ups. Now, six months after the initial release, we’ve integrated those features into T-Shirt Templates version 2.0!

What’s new?

Quite a bit. Each shirt has more advanced shading layers such as highlights & color-sensitive shadows. These shadows and highlights are not just part of the shirt, but applied to your design during the mock-up process to make it appear truly ‘printed’.

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Thanks to a tip from Jimiyo, we updated & streamlined the masking process using clipping masks. Now it’s really as simple as pasting your design onto the “Your Art” layer – no hiccups or locked layer masks to worry about.

We also added preset material colors that are optimized with subtle color variations to look real. You can see in the screen shot there are now added optional lighting & vignette effect layers for extra photographic realism.

Finally, we added three “new” composite shirts made by layering the shadows from several shirts together. They’re my new favorite in the pack.

Free Upgrade to Current Users

If you’re already a proud owner of the original T-Shirt Templates – a free upgrade is coming your way! Keep an eye on your email for the low-down on getting the good stuff.

If you’ve looked on lovingly at other mock-ups on Design By Humans and Emptees, there’s no better time than now to easily get professional mock-ups of your designs. Besides, now you know how generous we’ll be when version 3.0 comes out!

Suggest a feature for version 3.0

That’s right, share your ideas & we’ll use them to create an even better mock-up template! Tell us what would make these templates harder, better, faster, or stronger & we’ll do what we can to make it happen.

Go Media T-Shirt Templates v2.0

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Discussion

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  • http://www.t-shirtforums.com Rodney

    Glad to hear about the clipping masks! Should make adding the design much easier for photoshop newbies like myself :) Can’t wait to get the upgrade in my inbox. Thanks guys!

  • http://www.t-shirtforums.com Rodney

    Glad to hear about the clipping masks! Should make adding the design much easier for photoshop newbies like myself :) Can’t wait to get the upgrade in my inbox. Thanks guys!

  • brian

    wild

  • brian

    wild

  • Mike

    Thanks for the free upgrade! You know how to keep your customers happy!

  • http://www.flickr.com/people/deep_design Lance

    Sweet Candy Apples!
    You guys are outstanding!

  • http://www.flickr.com/people/deep_design Lance

    Sweet Candy Apples!
    You guys are outstanding!

  • Antoine

    AWESOME!!!

  • Antoine

    AWESOME!!!

  • ste

    I bought the pack but dont have access to the email anymore, if i sent an email with my unique transaction ID from paypal could you sort this out for me?

  • ste

    I bought the pack but dont have access to the email anymore, if i sent an email with my unique transaction ID from paypal could you sort this out for me?

  • JoranQ

    Although I’m no proud owner of mentioned packs, I think it’s a really nice gesture.

    Just wanted to let you know…

  • JoranQ

    Although I’m no proud owner of mentioned packs, I think it’s a really nice gesture.

    Just wanted to let you know…

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    Thanks brian & Lance! Everybody else – any suggestions for further improvement?

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    Thanks brian & Lance! Everybody else – any suggestions for further improvement?

  • Tim

    Sweet! The T-shirt pack is definately my favourite thing I’ve bought from the Arsenal so far, and I’m looking forward to 2.0 XD XD

  • Tim

    Sweet! The T-shirt pack is definately my favourite thing I’ve bought from the Arsenal so far, and I’m looking forward to 2.0 XD XD

  • David Calavitta

    Thanks! Are you able to look me up by name to see that I indeed purchased these? There is no record on My Arsenal when I sign in. Help!

    Thanks
    David

  • http://www.soulsizzle.com soulsizzle

    Ayo, these templates are great and have found plenty of use in my work, but it’d be great if there were some that appeared to be worn by a model (or dummy).

    Word

  • http://www.soulsizzle.com soulsizzle

    Ayo, these templates are great and have found plenty of use in my work, but it’d be great if there were some that appeared to be worn by a model (or dummy).

    Word

  • Simon H.

    Awesome work as usual guys.
    A upcoming feature could MAYBE patterns (like on the hoodie template) and for sure some side views of the shirt(s).

  • Mike

    Thanks for the free upgrade! You know how to keep your customers happy!

  • David Calavitta

    Thanks! Are you able to look me up by name to see that I indeed purchased these? There is no record on My Arsenal when I sign in. Help!

    Thanks
    David

  • brian

    the lighting effect will be nice. i agree, side views would be good, maybe a few different angles even..

  • brian

    the lighting effect will be nice. i agree, side views would be good, maybe a few different angles even..

  • Simon H.

    Awesome work as usual guys.
    A upcoming feature could MAYBE patterns (like on the hoodie template) and for sure some side views of the shirt(s).

  • jesseme

    You guys are outstanding.
    thanks.

  • jesseme

    You guys are outstanding.
    thanks.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @David @ste,
    For sure! Email me at adam@gomedia.us & we’ll figure it out

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @David @ste,
    For sure! Email me at adam@gomedia.us & we’ll figure it out

  • alanvalek.com

    I would include an action so you can use the shadow / highlight layers as a displacement map so the design bends. That feature freaks out a lot of people so that would be a good one to include for your customers I think.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @alanvalek interesting. I had attempted to make an adjustment layer that distorted the art to appear on the shirt… but none of the distortion filters are available as adjustment layers.

    An action would be a good compromise.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @alanvalek interesting. I had attempted to make an adjustment layer that distorted the art to appear on the shirt… but none of the distortion filters are available as adjustment layers.

    An action would be a good compromise.

  • Esteban

    Downloading as of now. I was using a vector shirt for the mockups. So cartoonish. So affordable too. Thanks.

    A good feature would be to remove the tag so we can put our brand. Or a blank tag. Or add a close up with a bottom tag like the one from Paint the Stars Joker one. It has the batman logo.

  • Esteban

    Downloading as of now. I was using a vector shirt for the mockups. So cartoonish. So affordable too. Thanks.

    A good feature would be to remove the tag so we can put our brand. Or a blank tag. Or add a close up with a bottom tag like the one from Paint the Stars Joker one. It has the batman logo.

  • alanvalek.com

    I would include an action so you can use the shadow / highlight layers as a displacement map so the design bends. That feature freaks out a lot of people so that would be a good one to include for your customers I think.

  • Don Van

    It’d be nice to have the tees without the collar tags on them. Other than that the templates are top notch!

  • Don Van

    It’d be nice to have the tees without the collar tags on them. Other than that the templates are top notch!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @Esteban & Don Van – great ideas about the tags. I’ll get right on that.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @Esteban & Don Van – great ideas about the tags. I’ll get right on that.

  • Esteban

    Also a couple t-shirts with chest pocket. I screen print for other people and some customers want their design on the pocket.

  • Esteban

    Also a couple t-shirts with chest pocket. I screen print for other people and some customers want their design on the pocket.

  • Edward

    It would be sweet if you had v-necks and polos aswell.

    It may be neat if you had preset colors that matched popular shirt brands. You could have a layer folder for say American Apparel and inside could be layers named by style number. It’s alot of work but you could probably sell color add-on packs by brand for say $5 each.

  • Edward

    It would be sweet if you had v-necks and polos aswell.

    It may be neat if you had preset colors that matched popular shirt brands. You could have a layer folder for say American Apparel and inside could be layers named by style number. It’s alot of work but you could probably sell color add-on packs by brand for say $5 each.

  • Max Dominguez

    I have yet to receive an email regarding the upgrade. I purchased the tee pack a couple months ago.

  • Max Dominguez

    I have yet to receive an email regarding the upgrade. I purchased the tee pack a couple months ago.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @ Esteban, Yea, a pocket on a seperate layer that could be hidden or shown would be cool as well. I’ll try to get that worked out.

    @Max – email me adam@gomedia.us & we’ll get it worked out

  • http://www.gomedia.us Adam Wagner

    @ Esteban, Yea, a pocket on a seperate layer that could be hidden or shown would be cool as well. I’ll try to get that worked out.

    @Max – email me adam@gomedia.us & we’ll get it worked out

  • http://collinburtondesign.com Collin

    A new video, or written tutorial that shows best how to make use of the new features would be helpful.

  • http://collinburtondesign.com Collin

    A new video, or written tutorial that shows best how to make use of the new features would be helpful.

  • De Maulana

    Very Simple and great for designing

  • De Maulana

    Very Simple and great for designing

  • http://www.roomfurniturechina.com bedroom furniture

    Are you able to look me up by name to see that I indeed purchased these? There is no record on My Arsenal when I sign in. Help!

  • Dontay

    Is it possible to use actual shirt brands like A.A etc? I know, theres way to many brands and styles to choose from but just a suggestion.

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle

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    Will there be an upgrade available if you purchased the Threads no dead package?