06 Use the ‘Subtract from shape area’ command, select Make Compound Shape and hit Expand. Now we have a retro woodgrain panel on our camera. Head back to the vector_textures.ai file. Copy and paste the splatter shape over to your T-shirt file. Scale and position it over the camera, and select both the splatter and some of the circles that make up the lens shape. Go to ‘Subtract from shape area’, select Make Compound Shape and hit Expand to knock out some splatter. Go to Object>Arrange to keep the shapes in order once the splatter has been subtracted.
07 Let’s add some dimension to the camera without using a third colour, gradients or anything that will complicate the T-shirt printing process. Select the Pen tool and draw some shapes around the camera. Combine these using the ‘Add to shape area’ command (don’t forget to select Make Compound Shape and hit Expand).
08 Copy and paste the vector_textures.ai file over to your T-shirt and place it in the areas underneath the camera shape using Object>Arrange (paste it multiple times if needed). Combine your halftone shapes using the addition function. Now use the ‘Intersect shape areas’ command in the Pathfinder panel to cut what you want from the halftones. Select both the camera dimension shape and the halftone shape, hit ‘Intersect shape areas’, choose Make Compound Shape, then Expand. Make it the colour of the shirt.
09 We need to add some texture to the hands. Combine both hands with the ‘Add to shape area’ command. Duplicate them and move the copies so that they offset the original hands. Paste and arrange the halftones so that they’re under the offset hands. Combine the halftone shapes and use the subtract tool to knock out the halftones with the duplicated hands. Now copy and paste the original hands in place. Arrange them so that they’re above the dots. Select the new hands and the remaining dots, and use the ‘Intersect shape areas’ command to reveal a shadow on the hands. Make the dots light blue.
10 Draw some rectangles for ‘arms’ and arrange them so they’re behind the camera. Now use the Pen tool to draw a shape that looks like a flash burst. Paste the halftone dots under the shape and use the ‘Intersect shape areas’ command to reveal a halftone flash burst. Lastly, delete some of the dots on the palm of the bottom hand and draw a rectangle to close the rounded parts of the hand. Use the ‘Add to shape area’ command to combine the hand and the rectangle. This hand now looks like the backside is facing forward. And you’re done.