Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Whether you’re looking for content to add to your designs, inspire your designs, or show off your designs, this jam-packed digital asset list from ThemeKeeper Market is for you! Apparel designers of all sorts will find numerous brushes, styles, actions, and more to give a boost to their work, making it ready for the nextstep!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Mock-Ups

When your designs are ready for catalogs, marketing materials, or your online shop, you’ll need to show them off as much as possible. Mock-ups are a great way to showcase print-on-demand content, work up samples, or showcase designs in your portfolio.

Tee Mock-Up

Perfect for all of your t-shirt design needs, this set of t-shirt mock-ups places the focus on the product itself rather than the model.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

All Baby Apparel Mock-Up

These baby apparel mock-ups are perfect for designing an entire line of baby clothes or simply showing off textile prints in a new format.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Square – Pillow Mock-up

Pillows may not be apparel, but expanding your designs to include other textile-based products is a great and easy way to expand your line of designs!

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Long Sleeve Presentation Mock-Up

For those fall and winter months, show off your t-shirt designs on a long-sleeved mock-up!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Leggings Mock-Ups – Women Clothing

With athleisure at an all-time high, busting out some legging designs to fit with your shirts and other apparel is a no-brainer. Have fun with a larger canvas or an all-over print!

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Cycling Socks 3 Types Mockup

It’s not all about t-shirts in here: socks are fantastic for printed design work and patterns! Present a full look from head to toe with these cycling sock mock-ups or a similar product.

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Skate Shoes Mock-Up

Printed shoe designs are forever cool for skaters, teens, and more. Present a variety of work styles in a way you may not have considered when designing apparel with this skate shoe mock-up!

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Urban T-Shirt Mockups

Make your mockups stand out against awesome urban backgrounds. Capture the hustle of your empire with this set of urban mockups. Enjoy 14 templates with organized layers for easy customization.

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Shop Themes

Give your finished and printed products a space to shine and be sold with one of these fantastic e-commerce themes!

Flatsome | Responsive WooCommerce Theme

Flatsome is a fantastic, responsive theme for WordPress and WooCommerce. I love its focus on large images and a simple, boxy design.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Shopkeeper – eCommerce WP Theme for WooCommerce

I’m especially fond of how professional and catalog-focused you can make this WooCommerce theme. Have fun showcasing your content with or without all of the bells and whistles with Shopkeeper.

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Neighborhood – Responsive Multi-Purpose Shop Theme

Neighborhood is a responsive theme with a very sleek design sensibility. The customization of this theme really makes it shine, allowing you to create something wonderfully unique without compromising on design.

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Ultimo – Fluid Responsive Magento Theme

Ultimo is a fantastic shop theme for Magneto, giving users the ability to customize a fun, responsive theme that’s perfect for apparel and accessory shops.

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Shopper – Magento Theme, Responsive & Retina Ready

Shopper is a fantastic theme with an instant-film feel and responsive, customizable design that can take you from image-heavy to simple in no time!

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Shoppica – Premium OpenCart Theme

Shoppica is an OpenCart theme that’s perfect for showcasing large catalogs or apparel with multiple design options. With over 40 custom widgets ready for your shop, you’ll have something unique in no time!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Ella – Responsive Shopify Template

Ella is an elegant shop template with a fully responsive design that showcases apparel designs wonderfully. Integrate your brand’s social media accounts into the template to keep well in touch with your customer base and grow a community around your apparel and products.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Actions: Text Effects

Actions are fantastic for speeding up your workflow and allowing you to perform intricate tasks in the click of a button (and some loading time). Text Effects make for quick marketing content or fun effects for editorial on a t-shirt. Check out some of the selections below!

Fabric Style Vol.1

You’ll find assets in this theme quite a bit in this list. Fabric, apparel, and more are great themes for marketing or designed content for apparel. When you can’t actually embellish textiles, digital assets are your next best bet.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Denim Material Generator

I love how realistic this denim material generator is. Whether you’re working on a denim line or in need of some quick graphics for a t-shirt, actions like these are sure to speed up your design or prototype process.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Stitched Leather Generator

Whether you’re working up leather details within a design or want to add a realistically rendered touch to your apparel work, this stitched leather generator does the job in a snap.

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Stitched Stripe Actions

Add stitched details to your catalog, sell sheets, or designs themselves with this stitching actions set.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Vintage Text Effects

Speed up your design process with some vintage text effects. Whether you’re adding it to your printed apparel or playing off the theme for marketing materials, this set of effects is a great addition to your tool box!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Painted Photoshop Text Effects

Turn your text into an awesome painted effect with this selection of three Photoshop actions. Choose from 10 handmade and digitized styles for stencil effects and more. Also included is an easy to follow tutorial.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Actions: Utilities

Speed up your design and creation process with utility actions. Those listed below are great for creating apparel-themed effects or can serve as a time saver for creating complex imagery.

Realistic Embroidery – Photoshop Actions

I love this action for creating embroidered mock-ups for samples, sell sheets, and manufacturers. When designing apparel, you don’t always have time to create a real embroidered sample. This action set gives you the next best thing to embroidering content yourself!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Cross Stitch and Needlepoint Action

This action set serves double duty for creating cross-stitch style designs for apparel prints or creating mock-ups for manufacturers or crafters!

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Fur and Knitted Fabric Photoshop Actions

Get cozy with this knit and fur style action. Perfect for designing knitwear samples and sketches or for adding a fun, digital knit touch to printed apparel designs!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Smart Pattern – Clean Edge Dot, Line, Grid Action

This interesting action set is fantastic for quickly differentiating between material types within manufacturer mock-ups or showing a variety of stitch types if you’re designing for embroidered materials.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Vector Creator Photoshop Action

Turn your work into instant vector creations! This Photoshop action transforms your designs for amazing t-shirt illustrations. Follow the simple instructions to get started right away!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Actions: Photo Effects

Whether you’re a designer for a larger label or company or simply an indie designer, you may have to show off completed apparel in the best light possible via catalog or lookbook. Using photo effects helps put your brand’s best foot forward and create a unified look for a season’s designs!

Vintage Photoshop Action Pack

For a trendy vintage look to your product and model shots, check out this fantastic pack of vintage photo effects.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Marshmallow – Photoshop Action

For a soft and dreamy touch to all of your product shots, this set of “marshmallow” styled photo effects is perfect. Consider running through different themes for different lines or brands. It can really unify a catalog or lookbook!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Portrait Actions VI

I find it best to focus on portrait photo effects for model shots. A set like this one is great for playing with different looks for content from a single photo shoot or even unifying shots from multiple photo shoots.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Professional Retouching Actions Kit

Give model shots a quick, professional retouch with this retouching kit.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Skin – 25 Retouching Actions

Go the distance with this huge pack of skin retouching actions. With 25 retouching actions included, your catalog will be polished in no time!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Instagram Filter – Photoshop Action

Make your marketing photos stand out with this wicked suite of Photoshop actions. With this pack you can easily apply 45 different photo filters to your photos. Update banners, social media profiles and more with this wonderful suite.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Styles

Styles are a fantastic way to utilize a document’s layers in a non-destructive way. Check out some of the fantastic styles below that are sure to be an asset to your design work!

New Fabric Styles

With one click, these fabric styles will surely be a great asset to your design work or marketing materials for your apparel line!

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Cartoon and Comic Book Styles

Get a little cartoony with these fantastic cartoon and comic book styles! I love these for creating fun, geeky apparel print designs or eye-catching copy for advertisements.

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New 3D Retro Creator

Go old school with this gorgeous set of retro styles. Whether you’re creating printed apparel or marketing materials for a retro-inspired apparel line, this set will be a great addition to your designer toolbox.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Vintage Styles

Looking for a more “worn” vintage look for your designs? Check out this style set to give your content a weathered appearance.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Vintage Retro Text Effects Col 8

Keep on rocking the retro cool with these vintage text effect styles. From printed to weathered, these styles feature a variety of looks for your apparel designs at the click of a button.

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Graffiti Styles

Instantly transform text into graffiti designs at the click of a button with this style set!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Cotton Pressed Styles

I love this style set for hang tags and marketing materials. Instantly transform design work or logos into a cotton pressed style at the click of a button.

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Cartoon Text Effects

This set of 10 cartoon-inspired text effects offers a fantastic way to quickly create apparel design or marketing content without losing time. These work wonderfully as a point of inspiration for unique designs too.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Patterns

Patterns are wonderful for adding quick bits of color to shapes, as inspiration for all-over print designs, and more!

10 Seamless Valentine Patterns

Choose a holiday theme, like Valentine’s Day, and use a set of seamless patterns like the set below to add a festive touch to shapes or prints within your apparel design work.

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32 Tileable Baroque Backgrounds Textures & Pattern

For something a bit more elegant, this Baroque themed pattern set is positively perfect, whether as your printed design or a source of inspiration!

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10 Seamless Fabric Patterns

Get on theme with fabric texture patterns. These are great for showing different fabric types in a catalog or to be used within the planning stages of your design work!

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Argyle-tartan-plaid-fabrics-patterns

Classic textile pattern styles, like argyle and plaid, are a must for your pattern collection. This set is the perfect inspiration point for patterned areas in your apparel design work.

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Japanese Patterns

Japanese-inspired patterns are a fantastic way to fill in some areas of larger designs or serve as a starting point for intricately doodled design work.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Vintage Cupcake Pattern

Sometimes you just need to narrow down your pattern choices and go for something sweet, like this vintage cupcake pattern!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Seamless Patterns Generator I

Transform your design tile into a multitude of seamless patterns with this pattern generator!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Instapatterns: Turns Any Images Into Patterns

Create a variety of patterns from your design work, whether it’s an entirely new design or it’s a variation on something from within your apparel line, with this pattern generator!

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Indigo Blue Watercolor Patterns

Create impressive designs with these gorgeous indigo patterns. This package includes 11 different watercolor patterns you can use for fabric textures and more. Deliver professional-looking designs in less time!

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Brushes: Artistic

Artistic brushes are fantastic to have in your toolkit for designing real-media styled digital work for apparel. Whether you’re creating digital watercolors for t-shirt prints or digital ink drawings for your apparel line, thesebrushes will get the job done and more!

Brush Pack Professional Volume 4 – Classic Art

This set of ink pen and pencil brushes is absolutely top notch and a must-have for designers of all kinds!

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55 Splatters, Smudges & Splashes Photoshop Brushes

Add a touch of ink or paint splatter to your design work with this mega pack of splatter brushes!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Watercolor Art

Transform your design work with this fantastic set of watercolor brushes and splatters.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

56 Watercolor & Paint Photoshop Brushes

This set of watercolor styled brushes is fantastic for creating dry-brush-inspired illustrative work for apparel or marketing materials.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Japan Brushes Pack

Add a touch of Japanese design work to your own apparel designs with this fantastic brush set!

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Art Brush Bundle

Unleash your creativity with this fun art brush bundle. This bundle includes 27 high quality art brushes to help you make beautiful artwork.

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Brushes: Flourishes

Flourishes are great for when you need quick additions to your apparel designs or patterns in brush form.

75 Photoshop Brushes Watercolor Collection

This elegant set of watercolor flourishes is a fantastic addition to your brush set, especially for those with watercolor brushes.

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Filigree Brushes 01

This set of filigree brushes lends a quick and elegant touch to your design work or can be combined to create new patterns and motifs.

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Tribal Tattoo Brush Set 2

For tattoo-inspired work, tribal tattoo flourishes are a perfect touch for printed or embroidered design pieces.

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Native Flourishes Brushes

This gorgeous set of flourishes takes inspiration from Russian folk art, and is a wonderful addition to your apparel design work as well as a great source of inspiration.

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Collection of Flames

This set of flourishes is fantastic for when you need a variety of themed prints or apparel designs.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

20 Hand Drawn Arrows

Add some direction to your illustrations with this set of arrow flourishes. This download includes one Photoshop file with all the vector shapes you need for cool hand drawn arrows.

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Brushes: Texture

These brushes are fantastic for adding texture to your designs for a grunge, distressed, or worn look.

Ink Scratches Photoshop Brush Set

Ink scratches like those found in this set of brushes are fantastic for mimicking vintage photos and designs.

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8 Photoshop Cracked Ink Distress Brushes

This set of brushes is perfect for creating a distressed look over your latest vintage-inspired design.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Embroidery. 100+ Sewing Stitches with Fabrics

These textured embroidered brushes are fantastic for meticulously creating your own digital embroidery designs or adding a touch of stitching to your apparel work.

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8 Fabulous Hi-Res Brushes (.ABR) from Hell!

Ink explosions are fantastic textures for ink or watercolor-style additions to your design work. I especially like content like this for modifying figurative illustrations or photographic elements.

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50 Photoshop Crack Grunge Distress Brushes

This set of 50 brushes is great for showing torn, distressed, and partially destroyed effects within your design content.

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Shapes

Shapes are fantastic for adding a variety of elements to your work in an easily editable or repeatable way. Choose from a variety of abstract sets or specific object sets to add something special to your work!

44 Wings Custom Shape

Whether you’re creating a line of fantasy-inspired or tattoo-inspired designs, this set of wing shapes is a perfect fit for a variety of uses.

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Floral Swirl Shapes

This set of floral swirls is a great way to start an abstract design or even a fun source of inspiration for creating flourishes and shapes of your own.

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Fantasy Creatures Photoshop Shapes

Whether designing t-shirts for your fantasy house of choice or creating something new, these fantasy creatures are a great addition to most any designer’s tool kit.

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Flowers Custom Shapes

Floral patterns and design are a classic touch to an apparel or textile design. This set of 80 flower shapes should have exactly what you need to design to your heart’s content.

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Hipster Elements Custom Shape

For all those times that your design would have truly been completed with a mustache, beard, or swanky pair of glasses, this set of hipster-inspired shapes is here for you!

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Grunge Paint Splash Shapes

Instantly add some grunge details to your work with this grunge paint splash set. This pack includes customizable vector shapes that imitate realistic textures. Enjoy high quality shapes you can use for print or web.

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Laurel Wreath Shapes

Laurel wreaths are a symbol of victory and honor. Show off your honor with this set of vector laurel wreaths. Download six amazing designs available in gold and black.

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Custom T-Shirt Graphics

Whether you need a starting point or simply some inspiration, these ready-made t-shirt templates are a great addition to even an established apparel designer’s tool box.

Couple T-Shirt Collection

Double up on your t-shirt designs with couple sets! Expand upon these designs with custom text or other design elements.

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Classics Denim T-Shirt

Go for a classic look with this set of customizable branded t-shirt designs.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

City Marathon Event Premium T-Shirt Template

Sometimes you just need something for an event or are called upon to design something on a short deadline. That’s where event t-shirt designs like the one below come in handy!

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Vintage Style Anniversary Tees Bundle

Celebrate an event in vintage style with these t-shirt templates. These designs can be a fantastic start to new designs or a great way to save time when designing for smaller budgets.

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Zip Up Hoodie Tee Collection Mockup

A five star product on ThemeKeeper Market, this awesome hoodie mockup will give you everything you need for apparel marketing. Enjoy nine brilliant templates with changeable hoodies and more to save valuable time.

Apparel Designer Must Haves: T-Shirt Design Templates, Photoshop Actions, and More

Conclusion

This list of fantastic resources aims to highlight useful and must-have content for apparel designers that useAdobe Photoshop.Chances are we’ve missed someThemeKeeper Marketitems that you think would be an excellent asset to any designer’s toolbox. Share those links in the comment section below, and let this list be a jumping-off point for building your ultimate digital asset kit!