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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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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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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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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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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Updated for 2016: Create Your Own Custom Dance Bags!

Custom Dance Bag Black and Pink

Need a custom 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 design center is packed full of fonts and unique artwork making every bag totally unique!

Brianna received this delightful shoulder strap bag as a gift. It’s a great bag for her ballet gear, and it’s personalized with her name.

These bags are decorated with a thin, precision-cut film that is then fused onto the bag with heat. It’s surprisingly easy to add your text, choose your font, choose you art, choose matching colors, and then check out. And remember: no minimums. You can buy 1 or 1,000. We’ll be happy to print it and ship it.

Custom Dance Bags Shirts

This dance team got their custom bags from Customized Girl… but they also got custom dance t-shirts and zip-up hoodies too! Their team colors are purple and silver and black, and we were very pleased to help them nail those color combos across each item.

Update – July 2016:  Our dance bag selection has grown and evolved! Unfortunately, it means that we had to drop our shoulders strap back that Brianna is showing off above. But we’ve been able to replace it with a different canvas sling bag. We’ve also been adding a lot to our duffel bag and sport bag selections. Check out our all of our customizable dance bag designs here.

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