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How to Create A Die-Line for a Square Sticker In Adobe Illustrator

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Creating die-lines in Adobe Illustrator can get confusing from time to time. Sticker Mountain is here to help. In today’s blog, we will walk you through step-by-step in creating die-lines for a square sticker in Adobe Illustrator. 

For this example, we will be using a 3-inch square sticker. However, you may use your own desired size. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open your artwork in Adobe Illustrator

open art in illustrator

Step 2: Resize your artwork

Resize the artwork to fit inside the 3 Inch square. 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 artwork

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.

type size of width

Step 3: Create a square

click rectangle tool

Select the rectangle tool on the left side of the tool panel, located on the left side of the screen.

  • Then click on an empty space on your artboard, and a dialog box will pop-up asking for your sticker dimensions.
  • For the Width, you will put 3 inches and 3 inches for the height.
  • Then press OKAY
make rectangle

Step 4: Center the 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 rectangle over the top later in the process.

center align
center align

Step Five: Want to curve your square sticker's corners?

rounded corners for square sticker

Suppose you would like to curve your rectangle corners. Double-click on the little circle in the corner of your rectangle.

  • The Transformation panel will pop up; under Rectangle Properties, go to the corner type section
  • Type in 0.125; this is the standard corner radius. However, you may enter whatever you like. 
curve corners

Your custom square sticker is now ready to be printed!

square sticker

To order your custom stickerclick here to get your quick order started! For more step-by-step information on making a square sticker in Adobe Illustrator watch the video tutorial! Contact Sticker Mountain and make your artwork become a reality!

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