Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a bleed guide, part of Print Production: Packaging.
So, I've created guidelines out of the fold and cut components of the…dieline, but I'd like to have something that shows me where bleed should fall.…Now, I could just wing it, as long as there's…1 8th of an inch of bleed, I'm okay, right?…But I'd really like it to be nice and neat.…So I'm going to show you a little trick.…First I am going to make a new layer and I'm…going to hold some objects there until I turn them into guides.…I make sure I don't mess up my guides,…I'm going to lock my guide layer.…So in order to be able to spot where I put…these I am going to use just kind of an arbitrary colour.…
So I am going to make them yellow just so they are easy…to find and over here I'm going to change my stroke to none.…So with my rectangle tool, I'm going to make rectangles…that correspond to the trim edges of my panels.…And then I'm going to let Illustrator help me create guidelines…that are going to serve for my bleed location.…So again, I'm just going to drag in here, so what I want to do…is sort of melt these together, and I could do this with Pathfinder.…
- Deciding on the type of package
- Considering the consumer experience
- Replicating an existing package
- Adding flaps and fold-in tabs
- Using Illustrator and InDesign for layout
- Creating a dieline
- Checking the mockup
- Preparing your jobs for the printer
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Print Production (2012)with Claudia McCue4h 27m Beginner
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
Print Production: Spot Colors and Varnishwith Claudia McCue1h 58m Intermediate
1. Types of Packaging
2. Planning a Package
3. Dieline = Road Map
4. Designing in Illustrator
5. Designing in InDesign
6. Final Steps
Checking the mockup4m 25s
Next steps1m 40s
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