Jessica Amber's Blog
Disclaimer: I can't verify that this template will work perfectly with printed products from Society6.
I am basing my templates purely off the preview images provided on their website.
Why Do I Need a Template?
Because if you just use the guidelines in the uploader, you artwork will not look right! Let me give an example. Here is how my Support Legend artwork looked when in the Artist Studio upload page for carry-all pouches...
It looks nice, centred on the product, all good. But what happens when I go back to the Artist Studio for all products?
The artwork has been unexpectedly cropped. Now the bottom of the syringe is cut off.
This is how your product will look in Society6's store too.
I think this is happening because the template within the Artist Studio is based on the large pouch, but the default product view in Society6's store is the small pouch.
Using a template will help you make sure the artwork you upload will display as you want it to, aligned and not cut off at the edges.
How I Made The Template
I copied my artwork onto a canvas to Society6's specifications (4600 x 3000 px, 300dpi). I then copied pictures of each size of pouch (small, medium and large), scaled them so the artworks aligned, then drew a rectangle around each pouch to determine what areas would get cut off.
Does The Template Work?
Well, here is how my Support Legend design looked after using the template to ensure no areas would be cut off...
I know it isn't perfect. It would be better if they had different uploads for each pouch size, or if the pouches were all in the same scale, but I digress.
I believe that this template is as good a job as I can do within the constraints of Society6's dimensions and upload procedures.
Download The Template
I recommend importing this template into your art software that is able to use layers, putting it on the top layer and setting the opacity to 50%. Put your art underneath. Disable the template layer before uploading your artwork.
This version is for use in Adobe Photoshop. The guidelines are in a folder that you can enable and disable as needed. The template was made using Photoshop CC 2019, but hopefully it will work with older versions... if it doesn't, just let me know and I'll fix it.
I hope this template will prove useful to you. I've only gotten back into using Society6 these last couple of days (I'm mostly a Redbubble user), and it was disappointing to me that so few good templates existed for Redbubble products. If there's a particular product you'd like a template for, leave a comment below.
Peace, love and sunshine,