Graphic Design Process
I have created a graphic design of a t-shirt for our school for basketball. I used the program Design Studio at bluecotton.com. After opening the program I chose a type of shirt and a base color for the t-shirt from the style options available.
For the front of the t-shirt I went to the text box and typed in “RES” which stands for Richardsville Elementary School and made it black. I went to the copyright free clipart in the design studio under sports and found a silhouette of a basketball player and chose the color black. I decided I needed more interest so I added a background design that I again found in the free clipart in the design studio under shapes. I did this three times because I did the first layer as white and large, the 2nd light gray and slightly smaller, and the 3rd layer of the same design even smaller with dark gray. I did this to create depth and make my basketball player pop out more. After looking at it my art teacher and I thought moving the player down and to the right leaving the basketball be right in the center of the background design gave more emphasis to the basketball. After I did that though the RES and the player did not look right so I played around moving it and making it different sizes. I finally decided that it looked best slightly turned diagonal on the top left side and better balanced my artwork. I finally used the distress button that the program has to give it more of an old time worn look. I was very please with it.
For the back of the t-shirt I went to the clipart under animals this time and found a really cool bobcat I liked. I wanted a red outline so I duplicated the bobcat and made the bobcat smaller and made it black and the other one red. Then I went to the text box and added a text of “Bobcats” to the back of the shirt . I also used distress on the back
This is how I used Design Studio at www. bluecotton .com to make my graphic design.