Artwork Templates - How to use them. In this video tutorial, we show you how to use our free downloadable artwork templates. You can find all our templates here: http://www.printed.com/templates
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If you're making your own artwork for print, you might want to use our artwork templates to get you started.
To find the right template for your needs, visit our templates page at www.printed.com/templates.
Here you'll see a list of products on the right hand side. Choose your product category and subcategory from the list. Once you've chosen, you'll see a list of sizes on the left. Templates are organised by size and orientation.
I've chosen leaflets, and here I can see A7 landscape and portrait, A6 landscape and portrait and so on. If you're unsure which size you need, there are also millimetre measurements on the icon for each template. We also have a size guide available -- just click this link.
Once you've found the size you're looking for, click an icon to download the template to your computer. With most templates you can choose from these filetypes: Illustrator, InDesign, PDF, and Quark Xpress. There isn't a Photoshop filetype, but you can open the PDF template in Photoshop, and work over it as you usually would.
Inside each template, there's a layer with information explaining everything you need to know about the different sections of the document. You'll need to work in the layer above, and delete the instruction layer when you're finished. Add in your images and text, and make sure your images extend right to the edge of the bleed.
Once your artwork is complete, it's really important to delete the guide layer, rather than just hiding it, as it might cause problems when going to print. Once your document is ready for print, you'll need to export it as a PDF. We have videos to help you with this on our tutorials page.
At printed.com we prefer PDF files for print, but we also accept a long list of other filetypes, including these: PDF, EPS, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, RTF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint
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