Trifold Brochure For Print In Illustrator – Illustrator Tutorial

today I’m going to show you how to set up a trifold brochure for print in Adobe Illustrator a quick simple and easy illustrator tutorial I’ll compacted stir graphics home of graphic design content and if you subscribe to my channel already to turn on notifications so you never miss an upload let’s jump right into this illustrator tutorial based around a trifold brochure for prints a quick disclaimer you can use both InDesign and illustrator to design a trifold brochure for print I’ve used both programs in the past without any complications so comes down to a personal preference at the end of the day this was a subscriber suggestion I’m just showing you how to set up the tripod brochure in Illustrator and exported for print to not how to design the ACTU artwork in this tutorial to make up the brochure we’re going to need two sheets of paper when you see a brochure there are three sides on the back and three sides on the front and so you’re going to visualize it this way but together with two sheets of paper in Illustrator creating a document you want to select the print option here and to my brochure I’m going to use a three paper your inpatient needs to be landscape and make sure use millimeters instead of points printing projects need a bleed and we’re going to use a five minute a bleed for this trifold brochure and we’ll use to our boards as I showed you before at the beginning we need two pieces of paper and then I will put the width between the out boards on my screen a little bit wider once you’re happy click to generate hits a man our or control our on a PC to bring up your rulers the red line around your artboard is the bleed the space from the edge of the white our board to the red line is going to be cut away and discarded by the printer you can right click the rulers here to make sure using millimeters if we take our 420 millimeter width brochure and divided by 3 you get 140 so we’re going to split the brochure in three parts each with 140 millimeters and we’ll drag a guide from the rulers of the side and place it at 140 millimeters you can look at the very top of the canvas at the rulers but make sure you start from zero do this as close as you can to 140 millimeters and 280 millimeters with a fraction of a millimeter to either way as I said described between the red line and the canvas is the bleed that’s going to be cut away however you must bring your design up to the bleed so obviously leave any tanks or luggage away from this area furthermore this is advisable to make guides another 500 is in from the edge of the canvas and to keep all important content out of there as well you should end up with five millimeter guides colleges and even from the inner fold in sections where I can highlight all the vertical guides and then hold an out and teach you this icon up here keep holding down alt and click and drag could you play Kate the guides over to the next board it wasn’t still selected place them exactly where they should be five millimeters from the edge I can see that the star this illustrator tutorial this is just a video on how to set up the design for print and not how to design the actual work itself you can lock and file the guides here it will be helpful when you’re designing the artwork and you want to see the entire design without any guides in the way and of course locking them music they will not be moved around and out of place we need to create outlines of all the text content on your trifold brochure and also make sure all images are imported illustrator F CMYK and 300 PPI in resolution now we can save our trifold brochure to print in Illustrator go to file and save and then select the PDF or print option select them this recent version of Acrobat on the top right corner and on the compression use it but this can be both lossy and lossless option for print usable printing marks for this document and then at the end if there any warnings that you flagged up in the summary section go ahead and hit save and it should appear in Acrobat if you have it in the computer into the two page view option here for this mock-up I’ve added a link in the description below and there you have it they deal astray to tutorial on how to make a trifold brochure for print using Illustrator I hope you found it helpful if so let me know in the comment section below and like and share this video if you really enjoyed it helps on my channel a lot subscribe for my five-week in the graphic design uploads and until next time design your future today peace

33 Replies to “Trifold Brochure For Print In Illustrator – Illustrator Tutorial

  1. But do the marks you enabled also get printed? Because they look like they are actually ON the Brochure (e.g. 4:48 top left corner) ??

  2. Thank You so much for making this really appreciate it!! Lol u made this so much less complicated then others ive seen. Keep the good work as always man will definitely share this video for you

  3. Nice one, i need something like that for a project, so really appreciate ๐Ÿ˜€ i already have the website but the guy want a new card etc ๐Ÿ˜‹

  4. It was interesting……..Thank you

    Just a minor observation in that you suggested "Three Equally Sized Panels" which would result in "Clogging-Up" the "Inside Fold". The "In-folding Edge" should be slightly "Shortened" for best result

    Thanks once again

  5. thanks for the tutorial.easy and clear…just want to ask one thing is it mandatory to take the units in millimeters..?

  6. did you create the 3d effect for your tri-fold folder at the beginning of the video in Illustrator as well? If so, how? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. to make it a bit less annoying to get the 3rds of the workspace I would recommend:
    1. using the Line tool or pen tool to draw from the left top corner to the right top corner.
    2. divide the width or on the properties by just typing in /3. Now you have a perfect 1/3 to use as a ruler
    3. just put the guides on the first 1/3 and just use that through the entire thing.

  8. Thanks for the video. One note though, the panels are set up incorrectly. There needs to be an allowance of 1/16 for folds which makes one of the panels smaller. This site explains the proper dimensions.

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