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Making a T-shirt in Second Life


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Making a T-shirt in Second Life

  1. Making a University/Event T-shirt
  2. . Great way to welcome students or guests . Promotes community . Establishes identity . Include in gift bag
  3. <ul><li>Presentation Outline: </li></ul><ul><li>Ways to make an in-world t-shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop Instructions and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading your design (logo) to Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Making the actual t-shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Sizing </li></ul>Heidi Trotta and Nick Noakes Copyright Heidi Trotta, Nick Noakes, 2007. This work is the intellectual property of the authors. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes.. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the authors, however, we would be flattered if you used our materials! Making a University/Event T-shirt
  4. <ul><li>Two ways to make clothing in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Entirely in world using the Appearance Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Importing clothing designs using a texture upload + the Appearance Menu (use of templates) ex. Our university/event t-shirt </li></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt
  5. Templates: Available for download from a number of sources Photoshop files with layers ex. University/event t-shirt Making a University/Event T-shirt
  6. <ul><li>Materials Needed </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop CS2 or Graphic Editing Program </li></ul><ul><li>From this wiki, download: </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop file with template for shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes Making for Educators – Background Information </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed instructions </li></ul>
  7. <ul><li>Photoshop Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Open the template file in Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Open your logo in Photoshop </li></ul><ul><li>Place your logo on a new layer above Design Example </li></ul><ul><li>Position your logo on the shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Customize with special effects </li></ul><ul><li>Change color of shirt if desired </li></ul><ul><li>Flatten and Compress </li></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt You can find the template and directions to print at:
  8. <ul><li>Uploading your file to Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resize Photoshop file to 512 x 512 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save as a .tga (targa file) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File > Upload Image </li></ul></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt
  9. <ul><li>Preview Image </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose Male or Female Upper Body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look good? Click upload and pay $10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload is a texture in your library </li></ul></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt
  10. <ul><li>Open Inventory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right Click on Clothing Folder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose New Clothes > New Shirt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Shirt is in your clothing folder </li></ul></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt <ul><ul><li>Double click on shirt icon to wear it. </li></ul></ul>
  11. <ul><li>The Appearance Menu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right Click on Your Avatar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose Appearance </li></ul></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt <ul><ul><li>In Appearance Dialog, choose Shirt </li></ul></ul>
  12. <ul><li>Apply Your Logo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(1) Click on Fabric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(2) Choose your texture from your texture file (your uploaded logo) or click and drag on top of Pick Fabric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(3) Click Select </li></ul></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt (1) (2) (3)
  13. <ul><li>Finish Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save As </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give your shirt a name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close your inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy! </li></ul></ul>Making a University/Event T-shirt
  14. Questions?
  15. <ul><li>Contacts and Resources: </li></ul>Heidi Trotta (aka Heidi TeeCee) [email_address] Web: Nick Noakes (aka Corwin Carillon) [email_address] You can find the template and directions to print at: Many thanks to Robin for permission to use her shirt template and edit her directions… Robinwood at