Saturday, August 18, 2012

Printable: Camera Shirts (PDFs + photoshop tutorial)


What You Need:
Transfer Image (go here for the printables)
Inkjet Printer
T-Shirt Transfer Paper (I used these)
Cotton Shirt (preferably white or grey)


Instructions:
1. DIY your own image, or use these below.
2. Test the image on regular paper, then print onto transfer paper.

3. Follow the instructions for your paper (cut out and iron on)

4. Add camera straps. Print these here, or be creative!
You could draw them in with sharpie, sew on ribbons, safety-pin necklace chains on, etc.
my sister is modeling the shirt :) a shoutout to her instagram @tuyahayy

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Printables:
the PDFs may take a while to open, as they are large files

Leica:

Instagram:
Remember to add the camera straps to make an ironic hipster statement :P

Contaflex:

Zeiss:
[PDF]

Polaroid:

Rolleiflex:
[PDF]

Folding Plate:
[PDF]




Camera Straps:


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DIY YOUR OWN WITH PHOTOSHOP:
1. Find an image you like. It's much easier if the background is simple and white, with no shadows.
Depending on the transfer paper you use, you should flip the image horizontally afterwards.

2. Play around with the following photoshop filters, adding layers for depth:
desaturate: (image > adjustments > desaturate)
removes color.
replace color: (image > adjustments > replace color)
helpful if you want change the color or lightness of a certain part of the image, without affecting anything else.
cutout: (filter > artistic > cutout)
produces an effect similar to the Obama Hope poster
film grain: (filter > artistic > film grain)
adds grainy-ness
posterize: (image > adjustments > posterize)
similar to cutout, but more grainy/less smooth
threshold: (image > adjustments > posterize)
an intense black and white image, like the Che Guevara poster 
minimum: (filter > other > minimum)
makes the lines thicker (use after other filters); maximum does the opposite.

TO EXTRACT OUTLINES FROM AN IMAGE:
1. Make the image black and white; it helps if the image is already simplified from the above filters.

2. Do one of the following:

A. high-pass (filter > other > high-pass) until it looks like this:
adjust the brightness/contrast (image > adjustments > brightness/contrast) until the background is light
play around with the levels (image > adjustments > levels)

OR

B. play around with offset (filter > other > offset) until the outline you want is in white:
invert the image (CTRL + I)
darken with levels (image > adjustments > levels) by dragging the left arrow below the histogram, all the way to the right.

all pictures are processed/modified from stock images via google searches.

  1. Crystal said... August 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Jeez, you ARE AMAZING. I love the shirt and the idea.

    Crystal
    crystal dots.

  2. Anonymous said... September 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Very nice, thanks so much! :) /Mira

  3. Chelsea said... September 22, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    I love this!! So cute!

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