Creating die-lines in Adobe Illustrator can get confusing from time to time. Sticker Mountain is here to help you with a step-by-step tutorial on creating a die-line for your circle sticker in Adobe Illustrator. In Five simple steps, your custom artwork will be ready to print with Sticker Mountain!
For this example, we will use a 3-inch circle sticker; however, you may use your desired size. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Open your artwork in Adobe Illustrator
Step 2: Resize your artwork
Resize the artwork to fit inside the 3 Inch circle. Or what the desired size is for your sticker. This particular example will be sizing it down by 0.25 inches smaller than the sticker. To do this:
Click on your artwork
Then go to the top of the screen where it has the dimensions. Make sure the dimensions are locked, so you do not warp your artwork in the width section, and type 2.75 inches.
Step 3: Create a circle
On the tool panel located on the left side of the screen, select the ellipse tool.
- Click on an empty space on your art board. A dialog box will pop up asking for the dimensions for your circle.
- Inside the dimensions box for the width and the height, you will put 3 inches (or whatever you want your circle size to be).
- Then press OKAY
Step 4: Align the circle with your artwork
Finally, it is time to line up your circle vertically and horizontally, so it lines up with your artwork.
Go to the align panel, then go to the align object section and press the vertical and horizontal align buttons; this will make it easier to align the circle over the top later in the process.
Step Five: Key tip when centering your circle:
If you notice your circle does not center with the artwork you already have, you will need to hold down the shift key and press the down arrow on your keyboard twice. This will leave more room for your design inside the circle.