Print Production: Create a dieline in Illustrator


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Creating a dieline in Illustrator

I'm almost finished with the design of this card. But before I send it to the printer I need to do two things. I need to create artwork for the die line that's going to be used to cut this out. And then I'm going to need to add bleed. So first, I'm going to create the die line. You can see how the layers are created. All the artwork's getting almost ready for print. And the pieces that I need to create the die line are actually already in the artwork. It's going to cut out like this, it's going to go around the rectangle and then the little yellow petals are going to pop out.

First thing I'm going to do is create a die line layer. Which of course I'm going to call, die line. And then I'm going to duplicate the rectangle and the little yellow petal shape into that layer and use them as the basis for the die line. So, I select the little rectangle. And I don't want to move it. I want to keep that original, of course. So I hold down Option or Alt, and drag u...

Creating a dieline in Illustrator
Video duration: 4m 9s 1h 28m Intermediate

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Creating a dieline in Illustrator provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Claudia McCue as part of the Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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