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Are you all changing your document size prior to saving the JPG image for submitting to Minted?
I used to take out the bleed area for my submissions when using the Photoshop template because it was just one more little step among several, and I thought the submission should look like it would in print...but, I figured, now, since we only have to save a JPG from our Illustrator file, that no one would do this, so I have not been taking it out.
Should I be saving a JPG representive of the printed product (without bleed), or just save a JPG of my 5.2x7.2 (or whatever) file? Thanks!
I think what you submit to Minted should represent the final printed product. If you are in illustrator, when saving just check "Use Artboards" and it won't include your bleed area.
So, I am updating my JPG images (and scaling things down in my Illustrator files proportionally, so that my printed final product and JPG images appear as they previously did on-sceen when I had included the bleed)...
I noticed that I had actually been clipping to the artboard when saving for web and devices; but my artboards include the bleed. The files that I have been using from the Minted templates are set-up as 5.2x7.2 artboards...so, I am adjusting the artboard to 5x7 before saving JPG so the JPG reflects the final printed product.
Are everyone's files not set-up this way?
now that i think about it, i'm not sure if mine include the bleed area when i export them to jpg. i'm on an older version of illustrator so instead of selecting 'use artboards' i set the crop area on the artboard. i *think* it is cropping to 5x7.
I usually don't add my bleed until it's time to send and I set up my art boards as 5x7. Not saying that's right, but that's what I do!
i went back and re-exported all mine. i found that i was cropping it to the 5.2x7.2 size and not the actual 5x7 size!
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