I get lots of requests to do more content creation tutorials — how to make stuff you can show off, share with friends, and sell. I know there’s common worries that getting from point A to B seems harder than it actually is, so I’m here to help you squash those fears flat.
In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn just how easy it is to use ArtRage — a 3rd-party program — to expressively paint a shirt that’s all yours. ArtRage is superb for making organic textures that look like natural media, such as paints, pens, and pencils. It’s also one of the key tools behind my popular series of FREE! Torley Textures, and has a free version (for Windows & Mac) you can get started with in minutes.
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00:06 – Get started in ArtRage
01:32 – Open a template to trace
02:48 – Paint your shirt
09:55 – Tangent: Change your viewer skin colors (in the Release Candidate viewer)
10:22 – Preview and upload your shirt texture
11:23 – Make your shirt!
15:20 – More creative ideas
16:15 – Send Torley your shirts!
You can find the Robin Wood template I used and many other clothing/skin resources via the Clothing Tutorials page — there are Resident-created tutorials which could make the artistic process easier for you, so check them out. And if you know something missing that should be there, add it!
You can also download the original shirt files I featured in the video.
Show me what you’ve done, I’m looking forward to being proud of you. 😀