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Design For Print

Lesson 3 from: Ignite Your Business Marketing Kit in Adobe Illustrator

Kladi Vergine

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3. Design For Print

Learn how to create a new document and adjust the settings ready for print. Discover how to use presets and access Adobe Stock templates to jump-start your project.

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Design For Print

in this video, I will show you how to set your illustrator file ready for print from the illustrator. Welcome screen, click on the create new button to open the new document window. You can also simply press control and on Windows. Let's command and on a Mac. And the new document window will pop up from here. Said they intend to print. And in just one click, illustrator will change all the documents settings to match the print specifications. In fact each one of these categories will start you off on the right food by setting up some of the key parameters for your project, like the best color mode and resolution to match the industry standard settings. So when you start a new design, make sure to consider your project purpose before choosing a category. For example, choose print if you're designing a flyer, business card, a menu or poster or choose Web. If you plan to work on a web banner, social media graphic or any design to display on screens. We will talk more about designing for W...

eb in the next lessons. If you're unsure of the final destination of your project, select art and illustration and then manually customize the project settings by editing the correct fields inside the new document window, right column panel. Notice the ones you said. The intent by selecting one of the category listed Many presets for commonly used documents size will appear on the top left side of the window. A preset is a handy starting point that creates a blank document. Using predefined dimensions and settings. Click on view all presets to explore all the presets available and then you can click on a preset to quickly apply the settings and start designing below the presets. You will also see a section dedicated to templates, templates will allow you to jump start your project with already made professional design. If you scroll down in the main area of the new document dialog box, you'll find many free templates tailored for a variety of projects. To learn more about each template, simply click on it and a panel with all the templates details will appear on the right side of the window from here. You can also show and hide the preview by clicking on the sea. Enclose preview button and you can also start your project by clicking on the download button to download the free templates from adobe stock directly inside illustrator and then simply click on open to start editing it. Don't forget that you can browse and download thousands more templates directly from the Adobe stock website to discover more templates. Head to stock that adobe dot com and then select templates from the top menu, then scroll down until you will see the illustrator template section. Once you click on it, you will be able to find the right template for any creative project, narrowing down your research by keyword or by using the filters you will see on the left side of the page. But let's go back to illustrator and explore what really happens to our file settings. When we choose a specific intent category. Since we have set our intent for print, the units will change into millimeters, The colour mode to CMYK and the resolution to 300 PPE, which is the standard print resolution measured in dots per inch. Now to set a custom size input a number manually by using the width and height fields. I'm going to use an a five size which is 148 mm wide by 210 high and it corresponds to the American off letter size measuring 8.5 x 5.5". Set the documents orientation to portrait and let's have the bleeds. I will use the standard three millimeter bleed, which will be 1.25 If you're working in inches, click on, create to open the new document. You can now see the document outlined by black border, which is the dream line. This is the area in which you can place the content. The bleed area is located outside the document and the limited by the red stroke. When creating a bleed area, we refer to an extra space outside the document, which will allow you to extend the image or background color beyond the trim area of the printing page. This area will give the printer a small amount of space to account for movement of the paper. We're cutting it and we'll avoid visible errors in case of a miss streamline. Not that our father is ready. Let's move to the next step

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Promotional Flyer
Pattern Starting File
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Export For Screen
Social Media Template

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