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How do i make my own clothing?

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hello im new to sl and i really would like to make my own clothes so can someone tell me how? i looked at tutorials and its still kinda confusing so can u please give me  tips on how to make clothes nothing fancy maybe like a hoodie and do u have to pay to make clothes? tyvm :)

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Short answser - It costs L to upload a texture for clothing. So it does cost money. If you use firestorm you can do tempoary uploads that are free but don't last. I advise doing that.

As for how its done, you use 'templates'. These are like a body dummy that a dressmaker will use. It maps the way the avatar mesh is. Following that, you paint on the clothing.

Be sure to use a program that uses layers. Gimp, Sai, and Photoshop all do. GIMP is free but doesn't have as many features.

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Here you can find a lot of info how to make clothes: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Clothing_Tutorials.

I suggest Robin Sojourners Templates: http://www.robinwood.com/Catalog/Technical/SL-Tuts/SLPages/AVUVTemplates.html

The rest was said before.

You use a graphics program together with the templates.Watch the tutorials to see how it is done. Natalia's and Nicole Eschers tutorials are good for absolute beginners.

I also suggest to preview your work before you spend a lot of 10L Upload costs for nothing:

In the Phoenix Viewer for example you can check Temporary Upload. This can't be sold or given to others and disappears after logging out or latest after clearing your cache. But you can upload this preview for free. 

If your viewer does not have such an option you can login to the Test Grid Aditi. You do this by pressing Ctrl-Shift-G in your login screen. Then you can choose into which grid you want to login. We are on the Main Grid Agni.

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Try taking building classes.  You will find them in Search/events/education.  Take lots of classes building anything as the skills are all transferable

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Some of the best beginner level tutorials are at http://www.mermaiddiaries.com/2006/11/build.html  Take a look.  BTW, making a hoodie is not one of the easier things to do, unless you consider pasting together sculpties that other people created "making" clothing.  Building clothing from a kit or someone else's templates isn't a bad way to begin, but it's sort of like doing Paint By Numbers paintings.  :smileywink:

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