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[Photoshop] - Removing black completely from design for print?

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Old 1 Week Ago Sep 8, 2019 4:30:58 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys -

I want to DTG print some black graphics on a black t-shirt.

Seen t-shirt prints where the black is completely removed from the graphic itself, so it gives off a seamless 'blend'. Whereas previously I've tried to print a black fade on a black t-shirt but it looked really noticeable and poor quality.

Here are a couple examples:

[url]https://bit.ly/2koBGfG[/url]
[url]https://bit.ly/2kACwpr[/url]

I Wanted to know how this effect is achieved for print, and what is the best practice in order to achieve it?
Can understand it can be done manually, but surely there is a more simple way?

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Default Re: Removing black completely from design for print?

I don't do DTG, but surely you'd just use a PNG image with the black areas transparent?


Mind you, those examples you linked to aren't printed t-shirts, they're mockups.
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Default Re: Removing black completely from design for print?

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I don't do DTG, but surely you'd just use a PNG image with the black areas transparent?


Mind you, those examples you linked to aren't printed t-shirts, they're mockups.

Yeah I get you're saying, but what would be the best way to get a graphic which is already filled in black with the black, to be made transparent? Like is there a method where you can extract specifically the black.

I can do it all manually, but there has got to be a way lol.

Yeah those are mockups, but I've seen the t-shirts in real also, and there is no black printed ink.
 
 
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Default Re: Removing black completely from design for print?

There are a number of ways to accomplish this in Photoshop.

One of the easiest is to Double-click on the Layer you want to drop the Blacks to bring up the 'Layer Styles' Pallet.


Use the the top left Slider in the 'Blend if' section to drop out the Blacks.


You can split the slider for more precise control for tricky images with graduated or halftone darks by holding the Alt button.


Play with the other (light color) end of the slider to drop out the lighter values first.




Of coarse there's always the trusty Magic Wand or Color Range Selection Methods.

Most Graphics Software has these type of Tools.


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Default Re: Removing black completely from design for print?

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There are a number of ways to accomplish this in Photoshop.

One of the easiest is to Double-click on the Layer you want to drop the Blacks to bring up the 'Layer Styles' Pallet.


Use the the top left Slider in the 'Blend if' section to drop out the Blacks.


You can split the slider for more precise control for tricky images with graduated or halftone darks by holding the Alt button.


Play with the other (light color) end of the slider to drop out the lighter values first.




Of coarse there's always the trusty Magic Wand or Color Range Selection Methods.

Most Graphics Software has these type of Tools.


https://www.t-shirtforums.com/member...layerstyle.jpg
Ah, you may have just changed my life! Would you have any ideas on how I'd make the graphic blend a little better following your suggestion? Currently when I do it, it's pretty jagged and looks dissolved. I could have applied an outer glow, but that only applies to the entire graphic as if I didn't apply the blend.

Also, for the magic wand tool, I remember doing it a while back, but I think it's changed since, but is there a way I can edit the selection which is made? Currently it picks up a lot more of the black than what I need, and I'd need to reduce the range.
 
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Default Re: Removing black completely from design for print?

Refer this one:

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Default Re: Removing black completely from design for print?

In Photoshop, you can adjust the Magic Wand selection with the 'Tolerance' number.


With Select>Color Range Tool you can move the 'Fuzziness' slider to adjust the amount of your selected color
(then just delete your selected color).
 
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Default Re: Removing black completely from design for print?

We do DTG and had the same question several years ago. Using the Cad-Link RIP it is possible to remove all the black around a print, resulting in that smooth look. This EK Rip, presently( to our knowledge and research), does not offer this option, although we have talked to some user who claim to have figured it out. Following their suggestions we have not been able to completely eliminate the black outline.
If one was to install Cad-Link the problem would be solved.
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