Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Handling a complex bleed, part of Print Production: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
I'm almost finished with this job. I've completed my design.…I've created my die line. But I have to remember to add bleed before…I send my job to the printer. Now if it were just a rectangular card,…that would be really easy. I would just add an eighth of an inch all…the way around. But what makes it a little bit tricky is…the intersection of this yellow petal shape and this purple background.…Well, let's do the easy part first. So over here in the Layers panel.…I'm going to pull this loose and I'm just going to hide everything but my purple background.…Select that. And my favorite way to do this is with the…Transform panel. Window > Transform.…
And, of course, you can also use this little link up here.…You want to make sure that it's centered, with that reference point in the middle selected.…Now I could do math in my head or I could make it easy on myself and let Illustrator…do the math. I know I'm going to add an eighth of an…inch left and right and top and bottom. To add left and right, it's going to be…
- Understanding how dies are created: hand-engraved, machined, or photo-engraved
- Preparing files for die-cutting
- Choosing appropriate stock
- Creating artwork for single- or multi-level embossing
- Checking proofs
- Examining a cutting die
- Handling a complex bleed
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Embossing Basics
2. Manufacturing Considerations
3. Preparing Artwork for Embossing
4. Foil Stamping
5. Die Cutting Basics
6. Designing Die Cutting in Illustrator
Handling a complex bleed6m 57s
7. Designing Die Cutting in InDesign
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