Designing Your Iron-On Knee Patches
The very first thing you will need to do in your program is determine how large you would like for your patch to be. Set your DTP software to the size you want. In the screenshots, you will see that I have used Paint.NET, but you can use whatever DTP software you are most familiar with.
Once you've determined the size, you might want to do some thumbnail sketches on a piece of scratch paper of what you might want your design to look like before you dig in. I've decided to use an abstract pattern. Once you've decided what you will want on your patch, then you can block in the shapes. You may want to use layers when you're working on your design.
Okay, so once you've got your design laid down, you can create your artwork. Here's what I came up with, and some other ideas for your iron-on knee patch.
When you're working up your image for your patch, it's important to ensure that you've kept the design simple. The image on the right is the most questionable as to how it would come out as a patch, because it contains both abstract and detailed images. Think about the colors you will want to use, and try to balance your design in terms of color and style.
IMPORTANT: If you do any lettering, remember that it will appear backwards on your iron-on transfer!