Creating a White Underbase in Photoshop


Dane Clement is president of Great Dane Graphics, a company specializing in pre-separated artwork specifically designed for use by screen printers, embroiderers and digital decorators. Clement has been in the industry for more than 20 years designing artwork, is a frequent speaker at industry events, a regular contributor to industry trade publications, and author of T-Shirt Artwork Simplified, a full-color, step-by-step guide to creating artwork with Adobe and Corel graphics programs. Contact Clement at or visit

Ever wonder how to create the white underbase on a graphic for your direct-to-garment printing? Wonder no more. Dane Clement makes the hard task look simple in this Photoshop tutorial.

Video takeaway: 

Anytime you have a good looking underbase, where you can see some details, highlights, and shadowsyou, typically, will have a great print.

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