The ultra high resolution (12,000 x 15,000 pixel) PNG textures are one of the best ways to add texture in Procreate.
For the most authentic look, you will want the texture to “knock out” areas of transparency through your design so the fabric color beneath is visible. Here’s how:
Thrift Mart PNG Textures will look best realistic scaled 9.5” to 14.5” wide. For example, if your t-shirt graphic is 12” wide, size the texture to just cover your graphic.
In Procreate, we recommend drawing on a 4000 x 4000 pixel canvas. In most cases, this will be large enough for full size front and back t-shirt graphics.
If you are printing a small graphic (3.5” front pocket hit, for example) just keep your texture scaled at 12” or so. Otherwise, your texture will be too fine for printing.
Option 2 - Applying Textures with Procreate Brushes
*Please note this tutorial shows a different set of brushes called “TrashTones.” But the Thrift Mart Brushes load exactly the same way.
To apply textures which knock transparency through your design, it's best to paint black into a layer mask. This is a non-destructive method which will preserve your graphic, in case you ever want to revert back to the non-textured version.
Get Thrift Mart Textures
If you haven't gotten your hands on these textures yet, you can findThrift Mart here.