Designing with Limited Palette for T-Shirts
Working within limitations as a designer is an important skill that translates to any medium or format. Design is a process of problem solving and limitations help define the goals you want to achieve. T-shirts with 1-4 colors are cheapest to make, but one-off full-color RGB designs with a simple PNG transparency are now possible and look great.
T-Shirts as Fashion, Promotional Items, and High-Margin Products
I’ve designed shirts for various markets and purposes over my career. All are shown above. T-shirts have become high fashion items for trendy mall shops, commemorative gift shop products for zoos and museums, etc, and as branded giveaways at conventions, and expos.