Young artist uses Adobe products to create graphic T-shirts
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Published on May 12, 2014
He may only be 20 years old, but Travis Mamon, a student at Louisiana State University, has launched his own T-shirt company that designs and sells graphic tees. According to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, Mamon uses Adobe products to craft each design, which is then transferred onto different types of apparel.
Mamon planned on creating and running his own T-shirt design company since he was in high school. After enrolling at LSU, the student began crafting mock-up images for his tees using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, then examined how other people reacted to his work. In just six months, he created his own clothing line - Young Kings Society - that has seen immense success among his fellow classmates. He explained to the source that while he didn't initially know how to use these programs, his determination drove him forward.
"There's so much to learn, but you kind of figure it out as you go along," Mamon told the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. "A lot of my business classes have helped me, too, [to] figure out about supply and demand or how to price things."
Mamon is not, however, the only artist to use these applications for fashion design. A rising number of hopefuls looking to break into this field have used Illustrator and Photoshop to develop renderings, measure items and create templates for apparel. These applications come with a variety of tools ideal for this type of design, including shape tools, color palettes, varying brush types and scaled measurements.
Individuals looking to expand into clothing or accessory design would benefit from Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design training courses offered by American Graphics Institute. These classes show interested individuals how applications can be used to best create mock-up clothing items, from shoes to dresses.
About the author
Jennifer Smith is a user experience designer, Photoshop expert, educator and author based in Boston. She is the author of more than 20 books on design tools and processes, including Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies, Adobe Creative Cloud Digital Classroom, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. She has been awarded a Microsoft MVP three times for her work with user experience design in creating apps for touch, desktop, and mobile devices.
Jennifer delivers UX training and UX consulting for large Fortune 100 companies, small start-ups, and independent software vendors. She has been hired by Adobe and Microsoft to deliver training workshops to their staff, and has traveled to Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East, and across the U.S. to deliver courses and assist on UX design projects. She has extensive knowledge of modern Windows UX Design, having worked closely with the Windows team to create educational material and deliver UX workshops to key partners globally on behalf of Microsoft. Jennifer works with a wide range of prototyping tools including Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blend for Visual Studio, and Balsamiq.