• Fashion,  Tutorials

    Using Illustrator’s Live Trace to Create B+W Screen Printable Images

    When creating images that will be exposed for screen printing, it’s best to create a high contrast black and white image to print onto your transparency. Anything black will be the areas where you’d want ink. I love to use my own photographs as screen printing inspiration. Using Photoshop and Illustrator, you can create high contrast black and white images in no time. Illustrator’s Live Trace function will be our best friend in this tutorial. First, pick a photograph of an object you’d like to convert. Here is a very unartsy snapshot of a friend’s telephone that I thought looked pretty cool and would look nifty on a shirt or…

  • Home Decor,  Tutorials

    How to Screen Print onto Canvas with YUDU

    Screen printing on a canvas can be a challenge because the surface is not completely flat; when you squeegee the paint through the screen, the paint may not apply evenly because of the gap behind the canvas between the wooden frame. The secret to an even paint application on a canvas? Holding up the canvas with an object for support! This article assumes that you already know the basics of using a YUDU machine. If you have never screen printed with the YUDU system before, check out What Do YUDU?, YUDU’s official site, for more information. What you need: YUDU screen printing system screen burned with an image of your…