RGB vs CMYK
RGB is best for artwork created to be viewed on screens, as it manages color the same way screens do; by seeing each color as a unique combination of red, green, and blue.
CMYK is the best option for artwork destined for print. This sees each color as a mix of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, matching the four ink colors used by most commercial printers.
By choosing the color space best suited to your artwork destination, you will get the most vivid and accurate colors possible.
If you would like the colours on your t-shirt to near-match the colours of your design, you will need to work in CMYK mode when producing your artwork. This will mean you will not be disappointed if the colours don’t come out how you were expecting, especially with bright greens and oranges. In Photoshop or Illustrator you can set up your project using a CMYK colour profile which stops your computer from showing you colours that aren’t achievable in print. Or, if you're using an app like Procreate - you can choose a canvas that is solely dedicated to the CMYK print spectrum! Yay! This is something we at teehuggers have been dreaming about for years! :)
But if you're not overly concerned about the colours of your t-shirt near-matching the colours of your design, you won't need to worry the difference between CMYK and RGB :).
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