In this video 1 of 4 I show you how I go about designing a decal. The fact is all of my designs are already created. I made about 30 designs when I first opened my Etsy shop. I slowly added more designs as i went along. Now I have over 150 different designs for folks to choose from. That means when someone on Etsy makes a purchase on my store and gives me the name to go with the design, all I have to do is open the corresponding design template and make the requested changes.
The software I use to edit the design is Adobe Illustrator. I am in no way an Adobe Illustrator expert, nor do I pretend to be. But, you will see the basic features that I use in Illustartor to make the changes to the design. Once I make the initial changes to the design, I open the Roland CutStudio plugin right from Illustrator, which communicates with my Roland GX-24 cutter, to send the design to cut (which you’ll see in video 2).
I cover other minor details, so take a look…
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