Import the dieline Illustrator: Printing


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Importing the dieline

To begin designing a package in InDesign, you need the dieline. And that will be supplied to you either by your client or perhaps by a printer. And it usually comes to you as an EPS file. So you'd bring it in just as you would any kind of artwork into InDesign. File > Place. Find your file and position it. And of course, it's going to look a little bit ratty at first because you're looking at a proxie. So, to see it in it's full glory just go to View, Display Performance, and High Quality Display.

By the way, you can also copy paste from Illustrator but, if you don't have Illustrator, or you're not comfortable in it this is a perfectly good way to start. Now I don't want to mess this up because a lot of things depend on its position. So I'm going to lock the layer that it's in. So I usually do this, I rename it dieline and then just check Lock layer. And then create other layers that are going to contain my art work. In fact, I like to put the dieline layer above...

Importing the dieline
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Importing the dieline provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Packaging

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Design
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Acrobat Illustrator InDesign
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