How to Create Designs Without Photoshop

How to Create Designs Without Photoshop

Photoshop isn’t the only tool out there that produces high quality merch designs. You can create designs without Photoshop through an app that best suits your needs. It could be a paid or FREE version.

Each app has their own set of tools that can supply you with print-ready merch designs for your Spreadshop. Get inspiration from templates and graphic elements that can help shape the vibe of your merch. Upload your own images or get inspiration directly from the source.

Create merch designs from any device thanks to these tools. There’s bound to be one that’s right for your shop. Photoshop is far from the only design tool out there!

Canva

Canva

Canva is a fresh, fun design app that’s easy to use and is multi purposeful. It’s a great resource for small shop owners and businesses that want to craft a unified branding message. Merch designs aren’t the only function of the app, though.

You can also create promotional tools for your shop: business cards, flyers and social content. Even upload brand colors and logos to help strengthen your brand recognition. Your Spreadshop designs will be more identifiable if you have a consistent look to them.

Canva is stocked with a bunch of graphic elements and images you can use to build your designs. Unlock more options with a paid account – $9.99 a month. Take advantage of these preset graphic options when making seasonal or Holiday-themed merch. You can start to think about how you can take these options and make them your own.

Placeit

Placeit

Play around with more design options on Placeit. Like Canva, Placeit gives you design templates to choose that form the basis of your merch designs. The app allows you to make mockups that work better for things like apparel.  That’s good news for Spreadshop users!

Placeit is the go-to destination for gamers who want to create a logo they can use on merch and as their Twitch icon. They have a whole section of their website dedicated to gaming; providing examples and icons you can use to build something totally your own. These kinds of logos and brand identifiers apply to all markets. You need to embrace your niche to succeed.

They have a FREE version or you can pay $14.99 a month with a subscription. The paid version will allow you to utilize more features and take your designs to the next level.

GoDaddy Studio

GoDaddy Studio

GoDaddy Studio (formally known as Over) is the go-to option for beginner or novice designers. The FREE version of their app gives you everything you need to make print-ready t-shirt designs in minutes. These designs not only work for t-shirts, but every item in your merch shop: stickers, mugs and more.

GoDaddy Studio’s navigation allows you to easily build designs for your Spreadshop without Photoshop. You’re not overwhelmed when you open the app – you’re inspired. They have a huge library of images available for copyright free use.

If you need some design inspiration or don’t want to start from scratch, GoDaddy Studio also has templates. Unfortunately, you can’t add template elements to your designs. But it’s nice to see how they are coordinating text and graphics to create layouts. You can even build your own logo.

Pixlr

Pixlr

Easily edit photos and create merch designs with Pixlr. They have professional templates to help fulfill all your design needs beyond merch. Create a banner for your channel, tweak your profile photo and create social posts all in one place. You can transfer the colors and feel of your designs to these elements. It will help build your brand awareness.

Upload images you have in your camera roll and tweak them to best fit your merch. Remove backgrounds in just one click. Add filters and effects to transform them. Make a moodboard for your merch with their collage templates. This design would look great on hoodies, totes and even water bottles.

Photoshop is no longer the go-to destination for merch designs. There’s free and paid design apps that are easier to use and have better features. Designing your merch shouldn’t be a headache; it should be a creative outlet.

Need merch? Launch your Spreadshop now!

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PANKAJ CHOUDHARY
9 months ago

Best wishes Karen

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