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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
* Pease scroll down to post #15 for a direct download link to the GIMP Mockup files *

gimp is a free photoshop alternative and can be downloaded here
(i would also highly recommend downloading and installing gmic here, this will add many filters and options)

i use gimp 2.10 and the free t-shirt mock-up should be used with it (no guarantees with any older version)

gimp is a very deep and robust program, so don't let the free fool you,
and as such does take some learning to become proficient

here are some free tutorials to introduce you to gimp and some of its basic tools (simply signup and watch/attend at your leisure):

for those coming from photoshop, here is a tutorial to help ease the transition:
- make gimp 2.10 work like photoshop

there are also many other online resources should you need them, below are a couple to start with:


none of this is necessary if all you want is the mock-up, i will walk you through the whole process in the below posts

on to the t-shirt mock-up and how to use it within gimp....
 

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phase 1 it begins
(see image below)

- you will recieve two zip files, one is for the front and one is for the back
- unzip your files and save them to a folder you can easily locate them
- copy and paste both of them in the same folder and rename to something like 'original do not use'
(in case you really mess up, you always want the originals to copy and save again)

- open the one you want to use in gimp (the pics are of the front tee, but the back works exactly the same)
- click on the 'layers' tab at the top left of the right side menu if it is already not selected and it will look like the pic
- where the large white pointer is, click the 'plus', this opens up all the components of the file/image, if you see a 'minus' this closes it back up (see pic 2)

- along the left hand side of this list is a little eye, some components have it and some don't
this eye means that particular component is on/visible
-if you look at the shirt image it has a heather-look, now go to the menu and click the eye beside 'heather overlay'
the heather is off and disappears, click it again to turn it on (i do alot of heather tee's, so this is a handy option to get that heather look)
- as you scroll down the menu you will see 'T-Shirt color' (click the plus if it is not open fully), this section will really drive home the 'eye's' purpose

- the first color tee (military heather green) has the eye beside it, go down two colors to 'dark grey heather;, and click its eye
nothing happened because the green eye is still on and it is above/on top of the dark grey
now click the green eye of and the t-shirt is now the dark grey heather
(if you ever get stuck and wonder why something is not displaying right, check your eyes first)

next post adding a design....
 

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adding a design in the mock-up

- find 'T-Shirt design' in the left hand layer window,and click the plus if it is not open fully
- leave the ''design color change' eye off for now (next post covers its use) and click on the 'T-Shirt graphic' text
this highlights the component and activates it (any work done is on the 'activated layer)

- copy your design by clicking 'Edit' in the upper horizontal main menu, then click 'Paste in Place'
or ctrl-alt-v together (if you click ctrl-v you will get a new layer and can lead to confusion later on
- you can change this to ctrl-v by going to 'Edit' in the upper menu, click 'Keyboard Shortcuts',
then the 'plus' by 'Edit', scroll down to 'Paste in Place and left-click, then hit ctrl-v
click 'Reassign Shortcut' and ensure the box at the bottom by 'Save shortcuts on exit' is clicked)

- with your design now on the 'T-Shirt graphic' layer you will notice it has a moving highlight around it (called marching ants)
and is labelled as a 'Floating Selection (Pasted Layer) in the far right layer window (see pic1)

- resize the design by clicking scale icon in the left tool section (look for the big white mouse pointer in pic1)
- then click around the highlighted design you just pasted and a window will popup with some options,
as well as a box with control boxes around your design
you can input any numbers you want in the popup and hit 'Scale' or drag any of the control handles (the corners scale horizontal and vertical equally)
see pic2

- i like around 450px for a width even though it probably won't be that big in reality as it shows off the design well
- move your design to where you want it with the move tool from the left tool section (looks like a 4-arrow direction - see pic3),
or use the arrow keys

-once you are happy with its size and placement click the green anchor under the layer window on the right - see pic4
- now click 'File' in the upper left top horizontal menu and click "Export As...' to save your picture
(save as a png with transparent background or jpg with a white background)

- change the t-shirt color by clicking on the eye you want to change it to and clicking off the other eyes
- you can save the whole setup by clicking 'Save As...' under the file menu,
or to add a different design, click on the 'T-Shirt Graphic' component in the right layer window, select all (ctrl-a)
and then delete, deselect all and add your new design

next post is changing the design color
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
you have your design on your tee in the mock-up but you want different colors of the same design mocked-up
no need to delete the design and recreate it in a different color

- click the 'design color change' component under the 'T-Shirt design' component in the right layer window - see pic 1
- click the eye beside it and your design is now black - see pic 2

- to change this to any other color, click the paint bucket/fill tool in the left tool section - see pic 3
- then click the black box just down below the tool section and it pulls up the color picker popup,
you can drag the cross-hair in the large color window, drag vertically on the smaller window to the right
or drag the arrows on the bars to the right or input any numbers you want

- after picking your color move your cursor into the image and click anywhere in there to change your design to that color - see pic 4
- to change it back to the original click the eye off

next post will be changing shirt color...
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
the colors under the 'T-Shirt color' component are ones i made for gildan sofstyle, but you can change these, or keep them and to to them

- click on any of the colors in there to highlight/activate it and then click the set of two boxes right under it (duplicate layer) - see pic1
- now you will see right above it a new highlighted/activated layer called (--- copy)

- right-click on this and at the very top of the popup menu is 'Edit Layer Attributes',
click this and change the name to whatever color you are adding - see pic2

- in the left tool section click the select by color tool in the upper row, and make sure the threshold is all the way right to 255 - see pic3
- then click on the tee and you should now have a highlighted tee (marching ants around the tee only)

- go back to the tool box and click the paint bucket/fill tool and the black box below it to choose your new color - see pic4

- click select none and you are done
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
i forgot to mention when changing your design color from a dark color to a light color,
you need to change the layer mode from 'Darken Only' to 'Lighten Only'

sorry about the confusion

see pics below
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
** UPDATE **

i have added two more mockups to the 'front', a 'back tee' mockup and a 'folded tee' mockup (see images below)
they should be the same procedure as above to add your designs and change the shirt colors/add heather/etc.

two important points to consider when adding and moving your designs:
1) - resize your design so it is smaller than the mockup size before importing and pasting into the design layer
(gimp will sometimes cutoff any of your design that is outside of the mockup image size when you resize)
- before copying and pasting your design make sure you have 'Design Goes Here' layer selected, then hit ctrl-a (select all), then 'paste into selection'
this will ensure the design is on the design layer and acquires all the attributes of the tee (folds/shadows/etc.)

2) - when you do your final resizing/adjusting of your design before anchoring and are finding when you hit the 'move' tool it only anchors it in place, make sure you have 'Move the active layer' selected (see first image below)

have fun!

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Sorry but why do you need anyone’s email? Just upload it here for all to use? This post is pretty long too, why not try record a video to explain?
- you can no longer upload zip files onto the new forum architecture, hence the only way is via email
originally it was too large a file to host here anyway, but you would know that if you bothered to read the first two lines of the first post
- buy me a video camera and i still will not make you a vid (all the info is here, make your own vid if you want to help)

do you think i am stupid and want to waste more of my free time emailing everyone that wants these free mockups with the free graphics program and the free tutorial?

it's a free gift, take it or do not take it, i don't care
it's taken me many hours to port these mockups from photoshiop and make them usable in gimp (making it free for those on a budget/just starting)
plus the time to do the tutorials and the write-up, and the pics to hopefully make it as simple as possible for newbies to get decent mockups for their websites and customers (without a huge learning curve)

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you must be a millennial
do you want me to print, package and deliver your t-shirts for you too, and then tell you what a great businessman you are and send you a plaque with your photo and 'Greatest Person of the Decade'?
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You sound like a lovely chap, got all upset that someone questioned why you’re farming email addresses.

You’ve been on this forum for over 5 years with over 3,000 posts. You obviously know your stuff about T-shirt printing so chill the heck out...

However, as your attitude sucks and you insult people you don’t even know then it shows what kind of person you are.

Good luck, I hope you succeed in business...
 

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You sound like a lovely chap, got all upset that someone questioned why you’re farming email addresses.

You’ve been on this forum for over 5 years with over 3,000 posts. You obviously know your stuff about T-shirt printing so chill the heck out...

However, as your attitude sucks and you insult people you don’t even know then it shows what kind of person you are.

Good luck, I hope you succeed in business...
Wow, @GarmentGroup , you shouldn't be surprised at into the T's response when you misread his intentions and make unwarranted accusations. And you want him to make you a video because he doesn't spend enough time helping others on this forum already?
 

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This is why I've just about stopped passing on any more of my own knowledge, or ideas, to forum members. Life's too short and appreciation is practically zero. It takes just a few disrepectful comments from people like this to spoil everything for the majority.
 

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i did edit my post,
as i probably should not have cast a whole generation in the same light as that poster
there are many good hard-working millennials that buck the trend
for that i apologize

anyone can read my posting history and realize pretty quickly i am not 'farming' emails,
but this poster could not even read the first two lines of the opening post to realize the why of email
let alone that even if i was farming emails for spam, it is a simple one click to put me into the spam and delete folder on your email
so you still get free mockups for 0.5 secs of work on your part, but apparently that is still too much for some

here is some wisdom:
- do not accept the majority group-think (it has been formulated to keep you in the directed group)
those that resort to false shaming and name-calling are in that directed group and do that to get you back

- there is a game and you are a participant, learn the rules

- delusions of grandeur are not the same as realizable dreams

- stop watching videos and read, read, read
your brain is atrophying on a video diet
 

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i have uploaded the files to dropbox, you do not need an account to download
click here for the file link

  • click the 'x' in the upper right of the pop-up asking you to create an account (image 1 below)
  • click the box with the down arrow in the upper right and then click 'direct download' (see image 2 below)
  • remember where you chose to save it and then simply unzip and have fun

i tested it and it worked like a champ

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