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Preparing a design for a t-shirt? Newb question....

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Affinity Designer is the first design program that i've ever purchased. 


Ok...Ive already designed several t shirt ideas. I just have a few questions.


I have a few designs that are for black t shirts. The designs are white. My Art board was colorless. I exported the design but when I opened the file up the design had a white background instead of being colorless. So If I were to put it on a black t-shirt theres a white box around the design. I guess what Im asking is how do I export just the design using colorless backgrounds or color less art boards? I don't want the art board unless its part of the design. Do I have to trace around the whole design before exporting?



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If you are exporting to a jpeg file, you get a white background because jpegs do not support transparency (what you call colorless). For printing purposes an export format that supports transparency like PDF would be better.

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