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How to Create Your Own T-Shirt Label Template

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your own T-shirt label template in Photoshop. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create the effect, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

What You Will Learn in This T-Shirt Label Design Tutorial

  • How to design a T-shirt tag template in Photoshop
  • How to create guidelines for a T-shirt tag design
  • How to use typography in shirt label templates
  • Tips on clothing label design

What You'll Need

To recreate the design above, you will need the following resources:

1. How to Start Creating a T-Shirt Label Template

First, create a new file. To create a new file, go to File > New and set the Width and Height to 1.18 in, and Resolution to 300 px/in.

creating new tshirt label file

2. How to Create Guidelines for a T-Shirt Tag Template

In this section, we are going to create guidelines for our Photoshop flyer template. Press Control-R on your keyboard to show the Rulers. Then, using the Move Tool (V), click and drag from the ruler to the canvas to create a new guide. Create four guides and position each one 0.08 in away from the canvas.

creating tshirt label guidelines

3. How to Create the Background

Step 1

In this section, we're going to create the background. Go to File > Place Embedded, select the first background from the link, and click Place. Then, set the Width and Height of the background to 8.74%, position it as shown below, and name this layer Wavy Lines.

placing background

Step 2

Now Double-click on this layer thumbnail to edit the contents of the smart object, and in the newly opened file window, press Control-Shift-U to desaturate the Background layer. Then, go to Image > Auto Tone and Image > Auto Contrast to make auto-corrections to the layer tone and contrast. After that, press Control-S to save the changes and Control-W to close this file window.

making background adjustments

Step 3

Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), make a selection with a Width of 89 px and Height of 354 px, and position it as shown below:

making selection

Step 4

Now go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection to add a layer mask that reveals the selected area of the layer.

adding layer mask

4. How to Create the T-Shirt Design Label Content

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the shirt label content. Choose the Rectangle Tool (U), click anywhere inside the canvas to create a new rectangle shape layer, and set the Width to 89 px and Height to 111 px. Then, set the Fill Solid Color to #000000 and Stroke Solid Color to No Color. After that, position this layer with the coordinates X: 44.5 px and Y: 298.5 px and name it Size Background.

creating new rectangle shape layer

Step 2

Now choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Roboto Slab, font style to Black, size to 45 px, alignment to Center, and color to #ffffff. Then, in the Character panel, set the Tracking to 100 px. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, and type the text below.

creating new text layer

Step 3

Press Control-T to open up the transform options. Set the Angle of the layer to -90° and position the layer with the coordinates X: 47.79 px and Y: 295.92 px.

transforming layer

Step 4

Now choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Roboto Slab, font style to Black, size to 45 px, alignment to Center, and color to #000000. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option, and set the Tracking to 100 px. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 223.63 px and Y: 42.76 px.

creating new text layer

Step 5

Select the XL layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Open Sans, font style to Regular, size to 12 px, alignment to Center, and color to #000000. Then, in the Character panel, set the Leading to 16 px. After that, click and drag anywhere inside the canvas to create a text box, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 221.5 px and Y: 242.37 px.

creating new text layer

Step 6

Now select the XL layer, choose the Rectangle Tool (U), click anywhere inside the canvas to create a new rectangle shape layer, and set the Width to 217 px and Height to 1 px. Then, set the Fill Solid Color to No Color, Stroke Solid Color to #bfbfbf, and other settings as shown below. After that, position this layer with the coordinates X: 221.5 px and Y: 136.5 px and name it Dashed_Line_1 .

creating new rectangle shape layer

Step 7

Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer and drag it just below the Dashed_Line_1 layer in the Layers panel. Then, position this layer with the coordinates X: 221.5 px and Y: 214.5 px and name it Dashed_Line_2 .

duplicating layer

Step 8

Now choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Open Sans, font style to SemiBold, size to 12 px, alignment to Center, and color to #000000. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option, and set the Leading to 19 px and Tracking to 100. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 222.1 px and Y: 176.55 px.

creating new text layer

Step 9

Select the XL layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Roboto Slab, font style to ExtraBold, size to 15 px, alignment to Center, and color to #000000. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option, and set the Tracking to 200. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 222.5 px and Y: 261.62 px.

creating new text layer

Step 10

Now select the XL layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Open Sans, font style to Regular, size to 10 px, alignment to Center, and color to #000000. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option, and set the Tracking to 100. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 221.5 px and Y: 277.07 px.

creating new text layer

Step 11

Select the XL layer, choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Open Sans, font style to SemiBold, size to 10 px, alignment to Center, and color to #000000. Then, in the Character panel, check the All Caps option, and set the Tracking to 200. After that, click anywhere inside the canvas, type the text below, and position this layer with the coordinates X: 223.5 px and Y: 327.13 px.

creating new text layer

You Made It!

Congratulations, you have succeeded! You've learned how to create your own T-shirt label template. Here is our final result:

final result

Best T-Shirt Label Templates

Want to see more T-shirt label design templates? Check out this list of T-shirt tag design templates from Placeit. You can also create your own shirt label design online using its clothing brand label maker. Enjoy incredible templates, from garment label template designs to clothing tag template designs and more!

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With this shirt label design online generator, you can create a clothing label design with ease. You'll need just a few minutes to create your own T-shirt label design.

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If you are looking for a black and white label design, this clothing brand label maker might be the perfect choice—especially if you're looking for a punk clothing tag template.

Kids' Clothing Label Design Template

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Create a kids' clothing label design with just a few clicks. Using this T-shirt label maker, you can make really cute label designs without any effort at all.

Stylized T-Shirt Label Design

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If you're not sure where to start creating a professional T-shirt label design for your brand, then you can use one of the templates offered by Placeit.net. Why not try this stylized T-shirt tag template?

Inside Tag Template for a Mountain Clothing Brand

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