Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More
Whether you’re looking for content to add to your designs, inspire your designs, or show off your designs, this jam-packed digital asset list from Envato Market is for you! Apparel designers of all sorts will find numerous brushes, styles, actions, and more to give a boost to their work, making it ready for the next step!
When your designs are ready for catalogs, marketing materials, or your online shop, you’ll need to show them off as much as possible. Mock-ups are a great way to showcase print-on-demand content, work up samples, or showcase designs in your portfolio.
Neighborhood is a responsive theme with a very sleek design sensibility. The customization of this theme really makes it shine, allowing you to create something wonderfully unique without compromising on design.
Shoppica is an OpenCart theme that’s perfect for showcasing large catalogs or apparel with multiple design options. With over 40 custom widgets ready for your shop, you’ll have something unique in no time!
Ella is an elegant shop template with a fully responsive design that showcases apparel designs wonderfully. Integrate your brand’s social media accounts into the template to keep well in touch with your customer base and grow a community around your apparel and products.
Actions: Text Effects
Actions are fantastic for speeding up your workflow and allowing you to perform intricate tasks in the click of a button (and some loading time). Text Effects make for quick marketing content or fun effects for editorial on a t-shirt. Check out some of the selections below!
You’ll find assets in this theme quite a bit in this list. Fabric, apparel, and more are great themes for marketing or designed content for apparel. When you can’t actually embellish textiles, digital assets are your next best bet.
I love how realistic this denim material generator is. Whether you’re working on a denim line or in need of some quick graphics for a t-shirt, actions like these are sure to speed up your design or prototype process.
Speed up your design process with some vintage text effects. Whether you’re adding it to your printed apparel or playing off the theme for marketing materials, this set of effects is a great addition to your tool box!
Turn your text into an awesome painted effect with this selection of three Photoshop actions. Choose from 10 handmade and digitized styles for stencil effects and more. Also included is an easy to follow tutorial.
Speed up your design and creation process with utility actions. Those listed below are great for creating apparel-themed effects or can serve as a time saver for creating complex imagery.
I love this action for creating embroidered mock-ups for samples, sell sheets, and manufacturers. When designing apparel, you don’t always have time to create a real embroidered sample. This action set gives you the next best thing to embroidering content yourself!
This interesting action set is fantastic for quickly differentiating between material types within manufacturer mock-ups or showing a variety of stitch types if you’re designing for embroidered materials.
Turn your work into instant vector creations! This Photoshop action transforms your designs for amazing t-shirt illustrations. Follow the simple instructions to get started right away!
Actions: Photo Effects
Whether you’re a designer for a larger label or company or simply an indie designer, you may have to show off completed apparel in the best light possible via catalog or lookbook. Using photo effects helps put your brand’s best foot forward and create a unified look for a season’s designs!
For a soft and dreamy touch to all of your product shots, this set of “marshmallow” styled photo effects is perfect. Consider running through different themes for different lines or brands. It can really unify a catalog or lookbook!
I find it best to focus on portrait photo effects for model shots. A set like this one is great for playing with different looks for content from a single photo shoot or even unifying shots from multiple photo shoots.
Make your marketing photos stand out with this wicked suite of Photoshop actions. With this pack you can easily apply 45 different photo filters to your photos. Update banners, social media profiles and more with this wonderful suite.
Styles are a fantastic way to utilize a document’s layers in a non-destructive way. Check out some of the fantastic styles below that are sure to be an asset to your design work!
Go old school with this gorgeous set of retro styles. Whether you’re creating printed apparel or marketing materials for a retro-inspired apparel line, this set will be a great addition to your designer toolbox.
This set of 10 cartoon-inspired text effects offers a fantastic way to quickly create apparel design or marketing content without losing time. These work wonderfully as a point of inspiration for unique designs too.
Patterns are wonderful for adding quick bits of color to shapes, as inspiration for all-over print designs, and more!
Create impressive designs with these gorgeous indigo patterns. This package includes 11 different watercolor patterns you can use for fabric textures and more. Deliver professional-looking designs in less time!
Artistic brushes are fantastic to have in your toolkit for designing real-media styled digital work for apparel. Whether you’re creating digital watercolors for t-shirt prints or digital ink drawings for your apparel line, these brushes will get the job done and more!
This set of 50 brushes is great for showing torn, distressed, and partially destroyed effects within your design content.
Shapes are fantastic for adding a variety of elements to your work in an easily editable or repeatable way. Choose from a variety of abstract sets or specific object sets to add something special to your work!
Instantly add some grunge details to your work with this grunge paint splash set. This pack includes customizable vector shapes that imitate realistic textures. Enjoy high quality shapes you can use for print or web.
A five star product on Envato Market, this awesome hoodie mockup will give you everything you need for apparel marketing. Enjoy nine brilliant templates with changeable hoodies and more to save valuable time.
This list of fantastic resources aims to highlight useful and must-have content for apparel designers that useAdobe Photoshop. Chances are we’ve missed some Envato Market items that you think would be an excellent asset to any designer’s toolbox. Share those links in the comment section below, and let this list be a jumping-off point for building your ultimate digital asset kit!