The t-shirts page I wanted to keep very simple and clear to see. Because the clothing needs to be clear from the first image, I did not want to mess around with compositions, grids etc.
I began with including the background effect on the homepage, however I decided against it. This was because I felt I needed to keep all of the pages kept minimal, and the homepage I feel needs to be distinguished against all of the other pages, as that is the page that most customers return to; I want the homepage to ‘stand out’ against the rest. I kept the grid pictures together, using up as much space as I could to ensure that the page was covered enough, but it was not too overcrowded.
This image is what I did in Photoshop. I wanted to get the template ready for text to be added over the top, which I had mocked up on a previous template.
I completed my image in Illustrator. I only put text on in Illustrator to make sure that the text does not go fuzzy, which is what Photoshop can do because of the pixels in a Photoshop file. By doing the design in Photoshop and the text in Illustrator, I can ensure I get a crisp overall picture. This is what I will be doing for all of my mock-ups to keep consistency in my work.