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for those of you that use adobe for designs how big of a size do you start? example: im doing 15x by 15x i am making a design for a front part of the shirt
 

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I am not sure why you are asking. I assume by Adobe, you are reffering to Photoshop? This is the only reasson that begining size would matter. In this case it is not only size, but resolution that is important.
If it is a Photoshop design I would start at a resolution of 300PPI at the size of the final imprint. Sometimes I will create the design bigger than the average imprint size if I am unsure how large it will be printed so there is room to enlarge the image without sacrificing quality.

This is also the reason I create in vector (Adobe Illustrator) whenever possible. It gives you so much more freedom to do anything with the art after it is done with no size constraints.
 

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It's not the matter of the size, it's the matter of the resolution. The best resolution for printing is 300 dpi and then depends on how big you want you artwork to be, choose inches/cm/mm because it's easier to measure than pixels. For Adobe Photoshop, before you start, you would want to check the actual printing size by select zoom option and select "print size" to see if it is big enough for you.
 

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for those of you that use adobe for designs how big of a size do you start? example: im doing 15x by 15x i am making a design for a front part of the shirt
If your talking Photoshop (raster images) we create in a 1:1 ratio which means our canvas size is the same as we want to print, if your talking Illustrator (vector images) it doesn't
matter because you can scale vectors without any loss in quality.

Hope this helps.
 

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haha I was JUST about to ask the same question, moreso for the relevant resolution. I've just started making up some designs using standard paper size as a reference point but because I don't have Illustrator, resizing always effs with the quality & I never knew why.. such a noob
 
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