26 October 2012

Adopt a Shelter Dog!

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! You still have time to get out to your local shelter and find a furry friend to take home. Whether this month has inspired you to adopt a shelter dog or if you’re a seasoned owner, we have some great shelter dog shirts for you! We also have custom dog dishes and custom dog name tags for when you bring your new pet home. Plus, we have custom dog clothes and bandanas that you can dress Fido up in, if that’s your thing!

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16 October 2012

Promo Code for the Week of 10/15/12

CG1016: Get free U.S. economy shipping. Have you seen our new triblend tops? They’re not only stylish, but oh-so-comfy as well! Each of the six new tops come in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find one that meets your needs! Hurry, this offer ends 10/22/12 at 11:59 PM EST.

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12 October 2012

How to Use Photoshop to Add Your Own Images to Pictures of Tees and Tanks

TeesAndTanks is a popular tumblr blog that photoshops cool images onto trendy t-shirts, tank tops, and even hot shorts.  Their “About” page says it best:

We think “photoshopping images onto tank tops” is the new “painting oil colors onto stretched canvases”. This is our art form and we love it.

We at CustomizedGirl are happy to announce that we are partnering with TeesAndTanks to produce some of the original designs that appear on their Tumblr blog. Actually, we have two announcements. Here’s the second: we are opening submissions to everyone! Before now, the fine folks at TeesAndTanks were the only ones submitting to the blog. They have now added a “Submit” link.

Here’s how it works:

We are providing two files for each item, a jpg and psd (aka photoshop file).  The items so far are two tees, two tanks, and one pair of hot shorts. Scroll to the bottom to find these images. To download a single jpg, simply right click the image and choose “Save image as”. To download the psd file, click the “Download the psd file” link above each image.

We encourage you to use the psd files, because each file contains at least one masking layer. This should make everything super easy for all the cool people who want to submit their own image!

If you are new to Photoshop, here are two examples to show you the way.

First, let’s add a graphic with a white background to our flowy tank top. We’ll use this image of a polaroid photo.

Example One:

  1. Open your file in Photoshop
  2. Copy and paste your image on top of the tank layer.
  3. With your image layer selected, click the layer properties dropdown menu in the layers tab.
  4. Choose “Multiply”.
  5. Resize your image so that it fits on the tank top. (Just click the corner of the image and drag it while holding shift).
  6. Done!

 

Next, let’s add this beautiful old-school map to the same tank top. Because this map is going to cover the entire tank, we want to use a masking effect.

Example Two:

  1. Download the psd file for the tank top.
  2. Open it in photoshop.
  3. Copy and paste the map image on top of the tank layer.
  4. With your image layer selected, click the layer properties dropdown menu in the layers tab.
  5. Choose “Multiply”.
  6. Resize your image however you want. (Just click the corner of the image and drag it while holding shift).
  7. Click the eye icon next to the “Mask – Entire Tank” layer, making it visible.
  8. Right click the “Mask – Entire Tank” layer and choose “Make Clipping Mask”.
  9. Done!

 

Files for download:

Click here to download the Flowy Tank psd (photoshop file).

 

Click here to download the Crop Tank psd (photoshop file).

 

Click here to download the Flowy Tee psd (photoshop file).

 

Click here to download the Crop Tee psd (photoshop file).

 

Click here to download the Hot Shorts psd (photoshop file).

 

Once you’ve made your image and saved it (I like to use the Save for Web feature, and choose jpg or png), feel free to submit it as an image to teesandtanks.tumblr.com!

If you’re curious, Customized Girl does sell these flowy t-shirts and tank tops. In fact, you can customize them by adding your own text, art, and images. Right now, there is a design boundary that prevents you from adding a design all over the item (curse these printing limitations!), but we’re working on a process that should allow all-over-printing some day.

Update: We’ve noticed that a lot of folks are using these images for their own Tumblr blogs or Etsy stores. If you want to use any of these images, please contact us at customizedgirl@eretailing.com first. Use “Tees and Tanks Images” as the subject line. There is probably a way we can make it work out, possibly by asking to you to link back to CustomizedGirl.com. We’d like to know why you are using it.

We also noticed some people using these images in their Etsy stores. If you are using Customized Girl as your fulfillment system (which is to say, if you are placing your order with Customized Girl and sending it to your customer), then that’s totally fine. But if you’re using it to compete directly with Customized Girl, then obviously that gives us a sad face.

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7 September 2012

New Custom Football Jerseys!

 

Just in time for football season, we have two brand new custom football jerseys! These coordinating Augusta jerseys come in unisex and junior styles. They’re perfect for creating matching his-and-her styles, team uniforms, or cheering on your favorite team!

As an added bonus, we’re also giving you some coupon codes to use on these jerseys for this weekend only! Use CGAJ5 for $5 off one Augusta jersey, or CGAJ12 for $12 off two Augusta jerseys. Codes expires 9/9/12, 11:59 PM EST.

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6 June 2012

Custom Landscaping Apparel

If you own a landscaping business chances are that you need custom landscaping uniforms for your staff to wear. T-shirts are an excellent choice because they are lightweight and much cooler to work in during the hot summer months. Check out all of our cool landscaping apparel that you can customize with no minimums! Plus, we have original landscaping art that nobody else has!

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30 March 2012

Custom Zou Bisou Bisou Cat T-Shirts

Remember Megan’s sexy Zou Bisou Bisou birthday performance for Don last Sunday? Well, I DO! We just introduced our Purrftly Parisian cat graphic tee templates you can customize! Anything and everything about the design you can change, or, start from scratch with your own idea! If you are a fan of the show, lover of all things Parisian or get a kick out of cute kitties, design your very own today! Au Revoir!

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9 March 2012

Customize Keep Calm T-Shirts and Gifts!

Today is National Panic Day! Should you freak out? I guess a little bit wouldn’t hurt. More excuse to pamper yourself this weekend! Reflect on what drives you INSANE but also what is great in your life! What better way to do this than with a customized Keep Calm t-shirt. You have probably seen these classic British WWII red and white posters and t-shirts on other sites, but now you can customize them anyway you want! Customize one to wear on your Calm days and one to wear on your CRAAAAZY days! Design clever gifts for friends and family or create one for your business. Possibilities are endless! So, whether you choose to Stay Calm and Carry On or FREAK OUT AND PANIC!?!? get over to the site and customize your design!

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24 February 2012

Design Custom Boxers!

Customized undies aren’t just for the ladies anymore! Have fun and customize a comfortable cotton classic for your guy …and design one for yourself! They make great bottoms for around the house. Featured with an elastic waistband and roomy fit, these customizable boxers will quickly become your favorite! Visit CustomizedGirl.com and create your own custom boxers today!

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22 February 2012

Create Custom Dance Bags!

Need a dance bag? You’ve come to the right place! Customized Girl offers a variety of sizes, shapes and colors that any dancer will love! Our easy to use design center is packed full of fonts and unique artwork making every bag totally unique!

Our dance bags make perfect gifts, and are great to take to competitions.  Browse our gallery today and find the perfect bag for you! Don’t forget to check out all of our custom dance apparel!

 

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21 February 2012

Cook Up Some Love With Our Custom Aprons!

Our Custom aprons go way beyond the kitchen! They are perfect for hair salons, restaurants, even spas! We also have several styles to choose from, including: waist aprons with pockets, adjustable full length aprons, and promotional aprons! They are a mess free way to promote your business, so start customizing and create custom aprons today!

 

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