Artwork tutorials and guides

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Soar Valley Press are here to make your life simple and straightforward.

So we've created a collection of guides and tutorials to help you get your artwork ready for print. From adding bleed and crop marks to creating PDF files, we've got you covered. 

the ultimate guide to creating artwork for print

This guide covers:​​

  • Which design software you should use.

  • How to choose the correct file size for your print.

  • Which format you should supply your artwork in for a printer.

  • Which format you should supply your logo in for a printer.

  • The correct resolution to supply your artwork in for a printer.

SVP's Guide to bleed

This guide covers:​​

  • What bleed is

  • Slug, Crop Marks and Bleed

  • How to add bleed to your artwork using Adobe Photoshop.

  • How to add bleed to your artwork using Adobe Illustrator.

  • How to add bleed to your artwork using Adobe InDesign. 

SVP's Guide to Foiling

This guide covers:​​

  • What foiling printing is.

  • Choosing your foiling areas.

  • How to set up your artwork for Foiling using Adobe Illustrator.

  • How to set up your artwork for Foiling using Adobe InDesign. 

SVP's Guide to Spot UV

This guide covers:​​

  • What Spot UV is.

  • Choosing your Spot UV areas.

  • How to set up your artwork for Spot UV using Adobe Illustrator.

  • How to set up your artwork for Spot UV using Adobe InDesign. 

Remembering all of the InDesign keyboard shortcuts is near enough impossible!

So we've created a printable cheat sheet including all the InDesign CC (Mac) shortcuts you need to create your own artwork for print.

Indesign shortcuts Cheatsheet