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Hai friends ,
Now I am learning illustrator. I want to design folding type brochure .I want to know how to set the bleed and trim. I don’t know how to set the printing formate. Then I want to split the page in two equal parts.. please help me.
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Hi,

I just want to clarify with you, do you want one A4 sheet to fold in half once down the middle to be your brochure layout?

Also, what version of Illustrator are you using?


There is a good topic on print work here:
http://www.ozzu.com/digital-art-forum/branding-work-t23092.html - it gives some good explainations on bleeds and standard sizings.
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Hai musik
I am designing 42cm width brochure. I want to fold this one so half the page width is 21. I am using illustrator cs.
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You bleed area should be 5-10mm over your page size. Anything inside the work area should be kept 3mm from the edges to prevent them being accidently cut off in the printing process.

You don't need to split the page in any other way than with a guide, you can use the Transform pallet to set it to exactly in the middle.
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Oh! My Dear Rose, thanks for your replay,
But I am the beginner.
I don’t know is there any tool in illustrator to set the bleed, or we should set the bleed manually.(Using ruler.) or any other method is there?
Then I am unable to move the ruler from one position to another position.

Better ask “stupid questions” than make “stupid mistakes”
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Hi sarval,

It is no problem at all. I've cheated a little and made up an .ai file for you as it can be easier to see how it is done when you can see it in front of you. You can download the .ai file here.

As you can see the red line is your trim lines (I presume you wanted your page to be 42 x 21 from your description). The blue line is the safe area where text should NOT go out of. Images are OK to go out of that box.

The black is your bleed area (10mm all the way around).

I have locked the guides layer so you don't accidently put your work on it. When you go to print it out on your printer or send to someone to print either hide the guides layer or delete it completely.

Hope that helps,
Rose
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Hai Rose
Thank you .i got the ai file.. :)
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sarvel, i have always wanted to use illustrator is it any good? what are some of the things that you can do.
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Hai sycofi5h


Are u using any ther designing softwares?

Illustrator is very much useful in printing documents. Because it's taking every object as a vector shape. These are all my my opinions. As a beginner i know this information.

People who are well versed in illustrator, please mention other specialities also.
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designing does that include photoshop because i have heard of the slicing and stuff but otherwise no.

and about illustrator acn you draw cartoons on it?

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