Printwear

November '15

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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18 || P R I N T W E A R N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 the vehicle in the opposite direction. To remove the sign from the door of the hotrod we used the clone stamp tool, picked a clear area in the door, and cloned it. We painted out the sign replacing it with the cloned area and smoothed it out with some brush and airbrush tools. For the background area, we built round shapes using the ellipse tool while holding down the shift key for a perfect circle shape. With the layer style we added a stroke around each circle for the desired layout spacing. Using our type tool we chose an old school script- type font—but not standard script. We hate that font. Setting and positioning the verbiage according- ly, again we used layer styles to add FROM SOFTWARE TO SUBSTRATE continued on page 95 captured, we could delete the background and move onto the win- dow areas and repeat that process to remove the reflection imagery we did not want or need. We added an additional layer, filled it with black from the paint bucket and pushed it to the back so the car would sit on a black background layer that matched the client's ultimate desired shirt color. The car we chose to work on was blue, but the customer wanted a flat gray, old school hot rod. To replace the blue we went to image adjustments. With the "replace color" window open, we clicked on the side of the rod and with the eye dropper selected, isolated the color values we would change and filled the car with a gray tone. We then flipped our image using the image rotation to face This mockup shows how the altered Internet image would look on the blank. The color was changed from blue to gray using the "re- place color" function in Photoshop, and the sign was removed and covered with a cloned section of gray. After finding a hot rod image online, it was isolated in Photoshop and placed on a black background to match the Ts color. Above: The print used only a white under-base, red, gray and a highlight vintage cream. Below: Using 225/40 meshes, there was minimal ink deposit.

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