T-Shirt Template

We’re almost finished with the T-shirt design contest site but the template is ready to download now. You can use any program to design the T-shirt such as Photoshop, illustrator or Paint (although the latter may hurt you chances).

IMPORTANT For Photoshop: When you open the PDF template be sure to set the “Crop To” option to “Media Box”.

Download Template PDF

Download includes PDF, PSD and vector image of Sam.

Official Rules will be launched soon so remember to check them before submitting your design.

April 17th, 2008 @ 9:37 pm
YES!!! I cant wait to find out the rules and more importantly the prizes ;o)
CraZy DonKey
April 17th, 2008 @ 9:50 pm
Love IT
April 17th, 2008 @ 9:53 pm
I couldn't get Paint to open up the template PDF... can you help please?

... just kidding.

But seriously, this is a good idea. Can't wait to see the submissions and end products. I think everyone should buy one; for all the VCP team has done for us I think we at least owe them a few bucks and some free advertising.
April 17th, 2008 @ 9:53 pm
wow tzhats cool
April 17th, 2008 @ 9:58 pm
This should be fun! :D
April 17th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm
I am sitting here for for 2 weeks now in front of my screen waiting for the launch. Canceled work, lost all friends…^^
It´s going to be great fun I think.
April 17th, 2008 @ 10:44 pm
sam t-shirt replace my super mario t-shirt

cool !!!
April 17th, 2008 @ 10:56 pm
Wicked, should be some interesting results. I know you said rules are coming soon but what time of time frame are we looking at here?
April 17th, 2008 @ 11:13 pm
Sam Shirt FTW!

I would buy that, right now.
April 17th, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

T-shirt for sam !! hahahahahah sam's my hero lol
April 18th, 2008 @ 12:03 am
I am on it
April 18th, 2008 @ 12:06 am
Cool just testing out some things even though we dont have the rules yet good fun.
April 18th, 2008 @ 12:40 am
Hi VCP community! I think I will participate in this one.

I wanted to share this exciting news with all of you. Check this out!

April 18th, 2008 @ 12:48 am
yva how much is this program?
April 18th, 2008 @ 12:54 am
Yva - VERY NICE link - that's the kinda participation i like to see from people :) thanks!!!
April 18th, 2008 @ 1:01 am
Muhahaha, I already had a fantastic idea!
I'am working it out right now, and it will be finished soon.

And by the way, is that t-shirt image 90% transparant?
Because when I set the background to red, the t-shirt also slightly changes to a red colour...

I'll send it in when the website (or I) is finished,
Wouter K.
April 18th, 2008 @ 1:41 am
2:30 AM ,I traped my self in the bathroom its the best place to come up with ideas. just hope that we dont have limited freedome with the ideas. simple effective and most important funny.
sam this one for you buddy.
April 18th, 2008 @ 1:56 am
...Photoshop, illustrator or Paint (although the latter may hurt you chances).

April 18th, 2008 @ 1:59 am
can we change the color of the shirt?
April 18th, 2008 @ 2:13 am

..Never Underestimate the power of PAINT..... mr. Kramer :]


Richard W
April 18th, 2008 @ 2:22 am
can't wait to rack my brain over this, i'll find a slot in the day to do it in :)

sorry to temporarily hijack a thread but:
Yva: SERIOUSLY AMAZING LINK!!! thanks so much for opening our eyes with that one...imagine the possibilites....even Andrew would find that amazing! similar to vanishing point from Photoshop into AE, but much, much better!

Andrew: i think a mention of that cool link in the blog would go down very well?
April 18th, 2008 @ 3:06 am
Man, i hope you come out with a whole selection of t-shirts....i will buy them all! I really like the one to the left with the blood. Great stuff!
April 18th, 2008 @ 4:14 am
hahaha awesom picture of sam
April 18th, 2008 @ 4:33 am
Hey, Andrew! Can i design using Flash?
April 18th, 2008 @ 4:59 am
Wow nice dude...!

Sir Andrew Kramer... could i suggest you one think....?

actually my suggestion is why you not try you launch any VFX Challenge here like any vfx video same as CGtalk where you can see a forum named mini Challenge or Challenge.... hope you will consider about it...??

waiting for your response... ;)


check this out guys and Sir Andrew Kramer ;) my new try with after effects and 3d studio max ...

please comments there...

Michel Greco
April 18th, 2008 @ 5:46 am
i'd buy the "He Almost got away" shirt right away!! now you want us to come out with gooddesign look at the tempate they look really great!! can't wait to see the submission!!! You guys really give yourself for the Motion Graphic community.. all those free tuts and now a contest for t-shirt!!!

thanks you!!!
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
April 18th, 2008 @ 6:23 am
yea! starting now
April 18th, 2008 @ 6:44 am
how can we change the color of the T-shirt??
Flim by Tim Productions.
April 18th, 2008 @ 8:36 am
YOU PWN MR KRAMER if you decide to sell this shirts I will definetly buy one.
April 18th, 2008 @ 9:06 am
of course they will be saying the t-shirts!!! Everyone is gonna want one...
April 18th, 2008 @ 9:31 am
Fun & Nice T-SHIRT designs.
What about your Picture on one of them ?
Don't you want to use your pic on one of the T-SHIRTs?

April 18th, 2008 @ 9:34 am
Niceeeeeee!!!! I like the Video Trace program that Clancy30 posted, and the Mona Lisa
MS Paint drawing, that was cool.
April 18th, 2008 @ 11:13 am
wow, so not only is video copilot awesome at after effects, but their also amazing at vector designs too! the sam shirt is pretty awesome!
April 18th, 2008 @ 11:19 am
why not doing the concept in after effects ?
April 18th, 2008 @ 2:32 pm
It'd be hilarious if the winner used Paint. ;)
April 18th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
It doesn't really matter what program you use, the winning design will likely be recreated to the specs of the Shirt Printing Process and vectorized. Just think of a good idea and make it look cool.
April 18th, 2008 @ 2:37 pm
One hint, is to make the shirt look like something you would actually want to wear in public.
April 18th, 2008 @ 3:45 pm
when i wear my t- shirt in puplic people will break thier necks thats a promies.
its ready waiting for your approval.
April 18th, 2008 @ 3:52 pm
this is going to be good
April 18th, 2008 @ 4:56 pm
No fair. I think the Sam shirt already wins. I want one.

April 18th, 2008 @ 6:53 pm
how many shirt designs can 1 person submit?
April 18th, 2008 @ 7:27 pm
Wow, hahahha wat a contest. I'm ready & loaded.


April 18th, 2008 @ 8:31 pm
Can't wait, Let the fun commence
April 19th, 2008 @ 7:50 am
This is going to be a Tough competition
April 19th, 2008 @ 8:48 am
I'm the only one wanting the first Shirt? the one with the blood splatters.
April 19th, 2008 @ 9:25 am
i am in
April 19th, 2008 @ 3:34 pm
Thats awesome!!! I want to get all of it..how much would 1 shirt cost?hehehe dats mad..i want to design one
April 19th, 2008 @ 8:19 pm
i am digging right on this
Chad Smith
April 20th, 2008 @ 12:46 am
April 20th, 2008 @ 6:21 am
ok i have 2 questions...

1. how many shirts can we submit in the contest?
2. is it ok to make a youtube video of our shirt designs and post it on youtube :P ?
April 20th, 2008 @ 4:20 pm
Hey andrew, i'm based from melboune Australia, and on the weekend on channel Ten, they were promoting a competition where you can win a car and Ps3. Anyway all the graphics being used, was using Evolution and Riot Gear. So there you go Video Copilot on Australian TV.
April 20th, 2008 @ 10:16 pm
Hi Andrew,
i've waiting so long for this contest and i'm ready for it! :-)
So i want to see the rules...

How many designs can we post?
I have so many ideas and would post the best of it! ;)
And what is the winning price?

My best wishes to you and your family

from Germany
April 21st, 2008 @ 12:34 am
Sweet its finally starting now haha very cool,
im gonna try if i can submit a nicely "wanna wear it in public" kinda shirt.

anyways i think the site is gonna be loaded with t-shirts, maybe you can make an t-shirt sub-purchase site ;) you could be rich!

nah but seriusly think this is gonna be a great fun contest, pending for the rules.

and @ Yva: very nice programm, cool that you share this with us who knows' mayby more inspiring things can be added in the future.
April 21st, 2008 @ 5:08 am
AM gona send my T-shirt design and hopefully that Mr. Andrew would like it...
April 21st, 2008 @ 7:24 am
Tip of andrew, "make a design of a shirt that can be worn in public" I sure need to wear a shirt that says "Honk if you know Andrew Kramer" with his face and everything. The Face on the back shirt and front that says "Honk If you know andrew kramer" :P
April 21st, 2008 @ 11:20 pm
ha,The third T-shirt reminds me of the poster of the movie which is called "Indiana Jones" :P
Whatever,all you have done are awesome to me.
Thanks again.
April 22nd, 2008 @ 12:12 am
Does the design have to be related to Video Copilot?
Some Guy
April 22nd, 2008 @ 2:23 am
How about "Sorry, Please Try Again... Oh, And Drink Pepsiâ„¢" or "Outlook Is Not So Good"?
Have anybody seen this messages on this site? It's like a hidden feature...
April 22nd, 2008 @ 6:18 am
Okay I'm all set and ready to submit.
/me F5ing every minute.
April 22nd, 2008 @ 7:06 am
hi everyone please watch
Lexus Hybrid Drive ad in trapcode website
it's amazing
April 22nd, 2008 @ 2:17 pm
April 22nd, 2008 @ 2:28 pm
hey i just wanted to say thank you for the great tutorials and products. i entered a contest recently with some heavy effects, and if it wasn't for video copilot it wouldn't be nearly what it is.

you can see the video here

April 22nd, 2008 @ 5:59 pm
I just also have the question that how the effects of the movie "Cloverfield" were made without many short clips..And the whole movie was shaky..:(
That was also awesome..
April 22nd, 2008 @ 6:34 pm
Thanks to Andrew Kramers Video Copilot i was able to create this video for the Bux.to competition

Feel free to check it out!

April 22nd, 2008 @ 7:42 pm
isn't the shirt a little too tight?

i'm totally in :D
April 22nd, 2008 @ 8:06 pm
Pick up the Cloverfield DVD. It has a special features section that delves into the special effects and compositing. It is pretty interesting. They don't step you thought everything piece by piece but they give you a quick overview of what they did.
April 22nd, 2008 @ 8:07 pm
oh and pick up some VCP products too. ;)
April 22nd, 2008 @ 11:16 pm
I just found this: Cloverfield Visual Effects


Well,I think Andrew Kramer will say "Hey,we are talking about the T-shirt,not the Cloverfield...";)
Morten Enoksen
April 23rd, 2008 @ 4:36 am
This would maybe qualify as spam, but check out my new vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-JZ6VjGzfE

April 23rd, 2008 @ 6:54 am
@ Yva

Thanks very much , that VideoTrace Program is Krazy
it's gonna save me a lot of time and headache
April 23rd, 2008 @ 6:57 am
@ Morten Enoksen

Hey I like the background music , where can i get intense cinematic sounds like that
April 23rd, 2008 @ 11:10 am
Sir Andrew me and my team could not have successfully finished our project if it wasn't for your tutorials. i really think you doing a great job having time to record all them tutorials and sharing it out with the world for free. we thank you very much and to show our appreciation we put a link at the top of our website to direct other people to your site.
May 7th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm
Hola, hey in spanish quiero agradecerte (al que guia los tutpriales basicos de after effects) por el vuelo tan grande al que me has impulsado.
Quiero contarte que was my dream, desde joven y cuando veo los comerciales en TV me imaginaba haciendo algo similar, pero aún mejor, pues eran con mis ideas.

Really tanks, no sabes cuanto ha signifigado tu ayuda tan humilde para éste jóven y loco ser !. :)
August 24th, 2014 @ 10:52 pm
thanks for posting wonderful t-shirt template. I like the background music and perfect when driving car.
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