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Adding a die cut or emboss to your print job can make a striking visual impact; it's a way of sculpturing and increasing a reader's engagement with your work. Learn about the various types of embossing and die cutting as well as the proper ways to set up your documents to achieve consistent results. Author Claudia McCue covers manufacturing concerns like cost, time, choosing the appropriate paper stock, and file formatting; preparing your artwork for embossing and stamping; and then designing your die-cut project in Adobe Illustrator or InDesign.
During this course, I'll be showing you some techniques for creating artwork, for embossing and die cutting, using Illustrator and InDesign. So to make the most of those exercises, you should already be reasonably comfortable in those programs. Certainly, you'll find lots of great essential training courses here on lynda.com, to help you enhance your skills in those applications. And in addition, if you'd like to know more about print production in general, you might enjoy my print production fundamentals course and the print production essentials, spot colors and varnish course
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