In this step by step guide we will show you how to add a logo onto our Men's Photorealistic T-Shirt Template. All Threadosaurus photorealistic clothing templates are set up in the same way, so once you master adding a logo or graphic to one template you’ll be able to add logos to any of our photo-real templates, even our hat range! Let’s get started.
What You’ll Need
You will need the following in order to complete this tutorial:
- Photoshop version CS3 or newer (we will be using Photoshop CC)
- A Photorealistic Clothing Template, from Threadosaurus of course!
How to add a logo to a Photorealistic Template
STEP 1: Open the template files in Adobe Photoshop versions CS3 or newer, we will be using Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud)
On the right hand side of the screen you should see the layers pallet (if not, go to Windows > Layers)
STEP 2: Double click the layer labeled as ** PLACE ART HERE **, this will open the smart object layer and allow us to place our garment graphics and or Logos.
The smart object document contains two layers, an Art Layer as well as an Art Placement Guide layer.
STEP 3: Turn on the visibility of the Art Placement guide by clicking the 'eye' symbol on the left side of the layer. This layer will help us correctly place and size our artwork for the main template.
STEP 4: Place in your logo or graphic by going to File > Place and then locating the file you wish to add to your template.
Note: for best results it's best to use graphics with a transparent background in either Photoshop .PSD or .PNG file formats.
STEP 5: Once the graphic is added, use the art placement guide as a reference to resize your logo/graphic and get everything looking just right.
Note: You can add as many layers to the smart object as you like. If you plan to have a sleeve print ect, now would be the best time to add those graphics.
STEP 6: Hide the visibility of the art placement guide then save and close the smart object screen.
With the help of the displacement filter applied to the ** PLACE ART HERE ** layer you should now see your logo following the folds of the fabric.
Tweaking the Displacement Map
If your logos and artwork are warping too much (or not enough) for your liking, follow the below steps to reduce or increase the intensity of the displacement map.
STEP 1: Double click the displace filter applied to the ** PLACE ART HERE ** smart layer.
STEP 2: In the horizontal scale and vertical scale input boxes, increase or lower the current values and then click the OK button.
Note: Both the horizontal and vertical scale numbers should be the same.