Thanks so much for subscribing! I promised you five resources that I personally use to succeed in the Merch by Amazon business and they’re all listed below. If you want to leverage your business I highly recommend that you consider investing in all these products and services.
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is recognized as the leading standard software in the photography and design industry. There are various types of free software available similar to Illustrator and Photoshop but if you want to take your Merch by Amazon business seriously I highly recommend investing in Adobe CC.
From a descriptive and simplistic point-of-view, typography is the art and technique of arranging type. If you’re designing your own shirts consider purchasing premium fonts to add to your collection. Premium fonts purchased on sites like FontBundles.net and MyFonts.com can be used for commercial purposes.
Chances are most of you are not graphic designers by trade and creating vector graphics can be a challenge. There are sites where you can purchase premium vector designs, which you can use for commercial purposes such as your Merch by Amazon business. Sites like Creative Market and Mighty Deals is where I personally purchase premium vector designs.
Dropbox is probably the most important investment you will ever make. Always save your files and designs to the cloud. Recently I had my laptop stolen but because I saved all my files on the cloud all my designs were intact and still accessible.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from people is how the PSD template from Amazon is hard to use. I’ve seen the template and I have to admit it is quite confusing. I’ve provided a simple to use PSD template in the correct dimensions that you can start using immediately. You must have Adobe CS3 or higher.
Bonus: Free Fonts!
As a bonus for subscribing, I am providing three typefaces for you. The fonts are licensed under the SIL Open Font License. The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, and modified freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. Make sure and read the license for yourself.
The three typefaces are: