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Clothing Templates For Second Life

Updated on March 8, 2013

Clothing Templates For Second Life

So you want to be a clothing designer in Second Life? Well to get started you'll need Clothing Templates for Second Life. What are Clothing Templates? Well in Second Life they are premade items that you can put together on your avatar and be the creator. It's actually quite simple to do and I learned how to use them in 5 minutes without any help at all. I will however steer you in the right direction. I've had so much fun making clothes and I am going to use them as a guide to learn more about making my own Clothes for Second Life.

The Two Types of Clothing Templates for Second Life

TGA's and PSD files

When you buy clothing templates you need to know which ones you want. If you know anything about using Photoshop then you might want a template that includes PSD files. If you want basic ready to put together templates then use regular TGA files. When you upload images to Second Life it's in TGA format and PSD format includes all the layers that are a part of the clothing template. Not all designers sell the PSD file so be sure to read the listing or item in game carefully to choose the right one for you/

Creating Your World: The Official Guide to Advanced Content Creation for Second Life

Freebies and up to 10 Lindens Templates for Second Life Clothing - You can earn money from your creations.

There are some very affordable templates to learn Second Life Clothing. Some are TGA and others are PSD. Try them out to learn the basics before going for more expensive templates.

Once you make clothing you are the creator. You can sell your creations to other residents. Be sure to set the right permissions on your items. Copy/Mod or Mod/Transfer. You don't want it set to Copy/Mod/Transfer. That's full permissions and others can take your work and hand it to everyone. Also never hand out the templates to others. It's against ToS and could land you in trouble.

Second Life Clothing Templates
Second Life Clothing Templates

Second Life Clothing 101

by Robin Sojourner Wood

Robin Sojourner Wood has done a lot for the Second Life community. She has created many tutorials and has a Sim made for helping residents. This book is only 100L on the SL marketplace and is very helpful in learning about Second Life Clothing.

Second Life Clothing 101

Second Life Clothing Templates up to 100L - These are a bit more expensive

If you want to try different templates here are some that are up to 100L each. Some great templates for Second Life clothing here.

Clothing Templates for Second Life
Clothing Templates for Second Life

Me Modeling my Second Life Clothes from Templates

Very easy to make

All you need to do is go into Edit Outfit then near the bottom is New Clothes. I picked new shirt for my top you can do either jacket, shirt or undershirt. Jacket is always the top layer. You'll have this ugly white covering on you and you can change it by clicking on the fabric box. You'll need to search for your Template TGA to use. Once you do that you'll have your outfit. There's some sliders you can use to make sure the fit is right, but most of the time you have to change nothing. You can then change the name and use save or save as and you'll have your clothes.

Featured Template Maker AngelRED Couture - Affordable Templates for Second Life Clothing

Angelred Couture templates are beautiful and affordable. I'm going to update some of these to showcase more of her new ones. You can also check on the Marketplace after clicking one of the below links.

Want To See Examples of the Outfits You Can Make?

I've put together some outfits and pictures for you!

It's hard sometimes to just go by the creators pictures so I had some templates already and wanted to share how it looks on my avatar. I'll show you the picture and you can click on it to see it on the Second Life Marketplace. Right now I have some done of the AngelRED templates since that's my favorite designer. You can also find the outfits in my store once I get them out. I'll post the Surl when I get everything ready.

AngelRED Equinox Top Template - This one I modded the color of the top with PSD.

AngelRED Equinox Top Dark Red
AngelRED Equinox Top Dark Red

This is From the Undisclosed Template and Embrace Capri Templates - I modded it with a US Flag in Photoshop

AngelRed Undisclosed Top and Capri Pants
AngelRed Undisclosed Top and Capri Pants

This one is a little different. I was feeling Patriotic while Sopa was being discussed so I used the PSD file and added a Flag overlay to the pants and shirt. It came out pretty well and I wear it quite often. I'll be setting this one up in my shop asap so you can buy it already modded.

I used the Undisclosed Top 4 for this one and you can buy the full pack Here. The Embrace Capri you can find Here

AngelRED Boyfriend Jeans Full Perm Template

AngelRED boyfriend jeans
AngelRED boyfriend jeans

These are some kick butt jeans. The template is great since most Jeans Templates cost an arm and a leg. AngelRED prides itself on being affordable and it really shows. You can buy the template on the second life marketplace Here

Mesh Clothing Templates

Mesh is the newest thing in Second Life for creators. It's more detailed than regular clothes and sculpted prims. You can Rig mesh when creating it and it will move with the avatar. Me personally I haven't worked with mesh, but I've owned a couple mesh templates and it's just beautiful. So if you don't know how to create mesh from scratch then why not try an affordable clothing template. I'll list some of the ones that aren't to much on your budget and you can try out for yourself and earn a little profit in your store.

I've added more including 2 Halloween Mesh Outfits!

Shameless Plug for a Friend's Blog!

Are you ready to start making Second Life Clothes from Templates?

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      SecondLife LM 5 years ago

      @LeCordonDude: Thank You :)

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      SecondLife LM 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey you! It's Alexias Darkrose :) Always loving your designs!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey, Im the owner of AngelRED Couture and just wanted to say this is a great post and thanks for featuring us in it! <3 -- Lexi

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      LeCordonDude 5 years ago

      Nice Lens!