Adobe Illustrator

Illustrator Basics

RGB COLOR MODE
(FILE>DOCUMENT COLORMODE>RGB)

ARTBOARD

Yellow, Red, Purple Lasers:
Drawing should be oriented on a 12”h x 16”w Artboard

Green, Blue Lasers:
Drawing should be oriented on a 18”h x 32”w Artboard

LAYERS
It would be helpful for the DesignShop staff to troubleshoot any problem with drawings using layers that you have established. Have lines identified into “cut”, “score”, and “etch” layers.

VECTOR CUT LINES
STROKE: .001pt
COLOR: RGB RED (255,0,0)
FILL: NO FILL!!!

VECTOR SCORE LINES
STROKE: .001pt
COLOR: RGB BLUE (0,0,255)
FILL: NO FILL!!!

RASTER ETCHING
STROKE: ANYTHING > .001pt
COLOR: RGB BLACK (0,0,0) OR ANY VALUE OTHER THAN RED OR BLUE
FILL: ANY COLOR (WILL READ AS GRAYSCALE)

Illustrator Details (coming soon)