Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Print Production Essentials: Embossing, Foil Stamping, and Die Cutting.
During this course, I'll be showing you some techniques for creating artwork, for embossing and die cutting, using Illustrator and InDesign. So to make the most of those exercises, you should already be reasonably comfortable in those programs. Certainly, you'll find lots of great essential training courses here on lynda.com, to help you enhance your skills in those applications. And in addition, if you'd like to know more about print production in general, you might enjoy my print production fundamentals course and the print production essentials, spot colors and varnish course
- 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
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Prepress and Printingwith Taz Tally4h 1m 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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