Creating custom dynamic crop marks


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Creating custom dynamic crop marks

In this exercise, I'm going to show you how to create manual crop marks, not the automatic trim marks that you get when you print a document, but manual crop marks that you can use to surround any portion of an illustration. You used to create such crop marks in Illustrator CS3 and earlier as static modifications from the Filter menu. Well, thankfully the Filter menu is no more, but what happened to crop marks? They are now located in the Effect menu and they are dynamic, as you are about to see. I have gone ahead and saved my progress so far as this document Queen bleed.ai inside the 11_printing folder. I want to go ahead and create crop marks around this artboard, for whatever reason. That's what I want to do. So I want the crop marks to surround this artboard right here, and not go so far out as to the bleed; we need to crop to the actual page itself here.

So here is what I'm going to do. I'm going to click on a rectangle that surrounds the artboard. Then I'm goi...

Creating custom dynamic crop marks
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Creating custom dynamic crop marks provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals

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Design
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Illustrator
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