Not too many people like it when a t-shirt begins to fade. You spend good money on a graphic tee that has a great design on it and after a few washes the colors run or the screen printing begins to fall off of the shirt leaving flecks of ink missing from the image.
But what if you want to actually achieve that effect on your shirt or your artwork? Maybe you are designing a vintage style shirt that is supposed to look like it came from the 70s or 80s or has simply been through the war. I’m going to show you a ten step process to making your images look faded and worn. As usual, I will be detailing this using Paint.NET. NOTE: For this tutorial, I am going to be working with an image that only uses one color.
What you need:
- Paint.Net with “Strip Primary Color” plugin installed.
- Single color image, preferably black or white.
Step Two: Use the magic wand to grab all the visible elements
Step Three: Add a layer
Step Four: Render Clouds
Step Five: Move Sliders all the way to right side
Step Seven: Move Sliders in opposite Directions
Step Nine: Strip Primary Color
Step Ten: Release Magic Wand
Move the Sliders to adjust the color how you see fit.
Find your desired color and click OK.