The addition of stickers as a product offering at redbubble.com took me completely by surprise. Basically all t-shirt designs are automatically now available as particularly nifty, shaped stickers, as well as the (relatively) new addition of hoodies.
Stick a few of these wherever you like. Cheap as at $2 AUD a piece, and 50% off for 6 or more!
People visualise Andy Warhol and Campbell’s Soup when they think Pop Art. This tutorial shows how to quickly create a subtle, stylised effect using some simple Photoshop filters and adjustment layer techniques.
Things to note:
The choice of photo is more about and expression, or style than the resolution or technical quality as you’ll potentially be zooming into an area and cropping.
There’s lots of different ways to strip the detail from photos in a cool way – half the filters in Photoshop can do that, so you can substitute the filters used here for many others.
Don’t be afraid to try different colours (in the filters), and merge multiple effects on different layers to create your own style.
This shirt came from an idea of using the Photoshop Clone Stamp tool to make a pattern on a shirt.
It soon turned into a bit more of a social statement where the ‘dollar-chasing’ clones are walking an uphill tightrope on their quest for fulfillment, while down below are people enjoying a more simple existence.
The clone stamp may reappear in a slightly more ‘fun’ design in the future.
Green grass. An urban oasis. This tee started off life as a collection of photos intended to become a mosaic of urban ‘furniture’. with simply the word ‘Urban’. The type was always going to be filled with some sort of texture, but an old picture of green grass I had from England seemed to fit rather well. The original idea then went out the window and this became Urban Oasis. Funny how these things happen 🙂
I’m a creative geek living in Melbourne, Australia who writes software by day, and creates T-shirts and other designs by night. This is all of course when time and motivation allows.
It’s probably accurate to say I dabble in things other than software to keep my creative side happy. I was always a keen musician (guitar, drums and keyboards) but am now happy to dream of the ‘greatness’ I never achieved. I may surprise myself yet… I might also get round to finishing my list of gig attendances one day.
I like to take pictures of things that interest me, and am becoming and increasingly keen photographer.
I occasionally write technical articles, produce the odd bit of freeware, and record technical thoughts on my Codebureau blog. Anything left may end up on this blog – but that's rapidly turning into my world of T-Shirts!
If you're interested in hiring me for contract development work in the Melbourne, Australia area then take a look at my skills timeline to see if I might be able to fit your needs, then contact me right here.