Calling all die cut designers (and aspiring die cut designers)! If you’re interested in learning more about designing your very own die cut files, today’s tutorial is just the thing you need. Last year, I shared a video series going over some of the basics of cut file design, and now I’m diving in a little deeper—teaching you how to create and prep more complex files. So strap in, and get ready to learn all about how to design layered cut files in Adobe Illustrator!
The main tools you will be using:
The Pen Tool
Paste in Front
Edit>Paste in Front
Whoo! Did you survive that? I know that was a pretty lengthy one, but jam-packed with lots of little tidbits of design info. This is by no means the only way to do things, it’s just my process. There are obviously many other tools you can use to achieve similar results, but I just thought it might be useful for you to see a few different ways I typically create layered designs.
Enjoy my latest tutorial! Hopefully you were able to learn more about how to design layered cut files, and now you’re ready to make some spectacular custom creations.
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