Jessica Amber's Blog
Short and Tall Mugs
The most crucial aspects of a mug template, at least for me, are to allow precise centering of your artwork, and to know exactly what part of the artwork will be visible in product photos. The old templates didn't do this - my ones do. These templates have been made post-Mugageddon 2020, where all mug preview images are forced to show the handle on the right, and my template takes that into account.
This template is in the current Redbubble mug dimensions of 1624 x 2700px, with the short mug laid inside the template at 1120 x 2700 px.
The right side of the template is what will be visible to customers who browse your store or Redbubble in general. Note that is is NOT simply half of the template. I took into account the view angle and the width of the mug handle. The narrow rectangle in the middle of the mug is the dead zone, which won't show on left-side or right-side images. But the middle of the mug does get seen when a product is clicked on, so be mindful of that.
Right-click and save the image above, or download the .PSD below. I recommend the PSD because it includes guides on the centering lines so that images you add to the file will lock on and center to those points.
When you use this template, the images you see in the uploader will not look centered. But they will look centred on the final product image, so don't worry.
Appearance in Uploader
Appearance when Published
Unlike short and tall mugs, travel mugs will always show their front in product images - the front being where the mouthpiece is on the lid. I've marked out in blue exactly what part of the image will be displayed on the main product photo. I've also marked out the bleed area, and the centre line. Unlike the template for the short/tall mugs, this one was not based on a Redbubble template, but created from scratch, by me. It took a dozen back-and-forths between my browser and Photoshop, figuring out exactly where each line should go, but at this stage it's pretty darn accurate.
When you use this template, the images you see in the uploader will have the bleed area visible. But the bleed area will not show on the published product.
I hope these templates will prove useful to you when you are creating and uploading your own Redbubble products. I've compiled every Redbubble template I can find in one easily-bookmarkable webpage if you need more templates. And as always, if you run into trouble, just leave a comment and I'll be happy to help out.
Peace, love and sunshine,