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1.3 How to Organize Your Flyer

Learn how to organize your flyer templates like a professional. In this lesson, you'll learn how to label and organize your layers for each flyer design to maintain an efficient file.

1.3 How to Organize Your Flyer

Hello everyone and welcome back to How to Make a Flyer. My name is Melody Nieves, and for our next lesson of this course, we'll go over some important tips for dealing with file organization. Professional flyer templates, like the ones you'd see on Envato Elements, are specifically made with the appropriate guidelines and settings for professional printing. This means that once you're ready to print, your template is ready to go for a seamless transition. This also means that there are a few important details to look out for when preparing your file. First, you'll need a layer dedicated to bleed lines, these special guidelines allow printers to know where to trim during the printing process. To make this layer stand out, feel free to color code this layer a different color. For the purpose of this course, both templates feature bleed lines color coded with the color red. I've also grouped and labeled the layers for more organization. Not only will this help keep everything neat and tidy, but it will also help you understand the order to which these layers must appear to create the final results. Feel free to continue color coding these layers accordingly. We will also need additional settings to pull off these looks. So adjustment layers, layer blend modes and layer masks all become important factors in the design and organization of these flyers. Layer masks help us edit non-destructively by masking out elements we don't want to appear visible. While adjustment layers and layer blend modes help us finely tune the colors with various settings. Monitoring your overall file organization will make you one step closer to being a well-rounded designer. Now that we have an idea of what to expect, let's dive into the first flyer design. So join me in the next lesson of this course where we're create a summery music festival inspired flyer.

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