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Designing for Redbubble Products

As an artist on Redbubble, great art is really only half the equation. You also need to consider how your designs fit on product.

Did you think through your design’s Dimensions for a Duvet Cover? Do you take advantage of Transparencies for Apparel?

Our video on Uploading will guide you through adjusting your work on more basic products like t-shirts. This article will instead focus on designing for some of the trickier items in the product line and how to use some of our offered design templates.

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More of a visual learner? We have videos! Head over to our Designing for Redbubble Product article to watch the magic happen.

 

How to Design for Leggings

To get through this tutorial, you’ll need a couple of things:

  • Our downloadable Leggings Template
  • An editing software of your choice (like Photoshop)

Once you’ve downloaded the leggings template, pull it up in your editing software. Familiarize yourself with the different zones in the template.

The zones are designed to help place your art.

  • All areas inside of the GREY portion are the SAFE areas for your designs.
  • The RED areas are sized for XL leggings, so you’re free to put art in here, but they might get cut off for smaller sizes.
  • You can easily make designs that wrap around the leg and continue on the other side - just make sure to keep placement in mind.

Let’s begin!

1. Create a new layer and name it ‘Right Leg’.

2. Click File > Place Embedded and select the design you’d like to work with.

3. Adjust your design by using the Move tool and Transform tool.

4. When you’re happy with the design, duplicate the layer and name it ‘Left Leg’.

5. Mirror the new layer. Make sure the new layer is selected then hit Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.

6. Adjust as needed. Make sure to hold shift while you’re repositioning so that the design stays on the same plane as the other leg.

7. When you’re happy with the other side, delete the template layer.

8. Save your work by clicking File > Export > Save for Web. Save as PNG24.

  • Transparency is optional but recommended if your design doesn’t cover the whole template.
  • Make sure the file dimensions are 4350px wide and 4032px high.

 

How to Design for Clocks

To get through this tutorial, you’ll need a couple of things:

  • Our downloadable Clock Template
  • An editing software of your choice (like Photoshop)

Once you’ve downloaded the clock template, pull it up in your editing software. Familiarize yourself with the different layers and groups in the template, which will help you customize your design and visualize the final product.

1. Guides: Toggling each of these on will give you a more realistic preview of your finished clock.

  • Frames
  • Shadow mask
  • Hands

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  • Chapter Rings: We offer quite a chapter ring options including numbers, roman numerals, ticks, dots, etc. You can even upload a font to create a custom set of numbers.
  • YOUR ARTWORK HERE: This is where you’ll import your design.

Let’s begin!

1. Select the YOUR ARTWORK HERE group, create a new layer, then clicking File > Place Embedded.

2. Place and size your artwork. Use the template as a guide and cover the bleed areas to ensure no blank gaps are printed on the final product.

  • Remember, never scale images up because this will cause blurriness and pixelation! If you’re going to resize, be sure to only scale down.

3. Choose your chapter rings.

4. You can toggle the Guides on and off to get a feel for how your artwork will look on the final product.

5. Once you’re happy with your design, turn off the Guides layer set and delete the extra YOUR ARTWORK HERE layer.

6. Make sure the chapter rings are visible, whether you selected one from the template or created your own. You should only see your design and the chapter rings now.

7. Save the file via File > Save As… and select the PNG format. Ensure ‘Embed Color Profile: sRGB’ is selected.

8. Hit Save. You’re ready to upload!

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