If you're a RetroSupply member you probably know that we're finally releasing The Ultimate Screen Print Kit this week (tomorrow actually!)
In the process of creating this pack I've talked to a lot of people and learned a lot.
Perhaps the most useful thing I learned while making the kit is about common misunderstanding about screen print effects.
Here's what I learned:
You know how on screen printed posters and t-shirts you see some really amazing textures? Well, those don't typically come from the screen printing process. In fact, most of the distressed textures you see are the result of textures that were burned into the screens.
This was REALLY hard for me to believe. In fact, I had to ask a few different screen printers multiple times in multiple ways. Because I didn't believe it.
Note: Textures can be achieved in screen printing. You just have to try really hard to mess up! So that's exactly what I did. The Ultimate Screen Printing Kit includes real distressed screen print textures I pulled myself : ) See below for one of the totally distressed ones : )
It's important to carefully consider:
I realized really quickly that creating a great piece of work isn't going to happen from just dropping your work into The Ultimate Screen Printing Kit PSD file. You need to experiment. The Ultimate Screen Printing Kit isn't for everyone. If you want instant results by just dropping one file in this isn't the kit for you.
But if you want a ready-to-use tool kit that makes it easy to add your layers and start tweaking you're going to love this kit!
Here's something I created in about 5 minutes using two colors. Check out these details in the image below:
Here's what it takes to get started:
If you're a busy designer or don't have a basement or garage to set up as a studio The Ultimate Screen Print Kit is a great way to create some excellent screen print effects digitally. It's a small fraction of the cost of a studio and you'll get some great digital results.
P.S. I'll be opening the cart for The Ultimate Screen Printing Kit tomorrow morning. Keep an eye on your inbox. I'll be offering a n Early Bird Discount for the first buyers : )
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