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