The graphic design world seems like a perfectly beautiful place, full of awesome visuals, high quality prints and clean and neat outcomes.
I am Dayj, the creator of 2-Minute Design, and I’ve been working in the design field since 2008. I’ve noticed, and I am sure you have too, that even though what they teach us at university is critical, it doesn’t usually reflect what happens in the work field.
For example, have you ever wanted to create high quality prints and then felt shocked when you discovered that you don’t even know how to properly prepare a file to be printed and cut?
This happened to me.
And even though I was continuously improving my process, I realized that it’s mostly about trying, testing, failing, testing again, and again, and again… until you create a successful process that you can apply on most projects, if not all of them.
The problem is
This will take years of testing and failing.
The good news is
You don’t have to do any of this.
Because I am going to reveal the process.
I have worked in print and production with countless of clients to create hundreds of awesomely finalized products, especially displays and point of sale materials. At first, my process needed major fixes. Then it needed minor refinements. Finally, it was successfully completed.
This system has been tested for 4 years. 4 years of testing, failing, fixing, testing again, failing again and fixing again… until it proved itself successful.
Introducing the course:
Finalize Production Files
How to prepare your files for perfect print and production.
I am happy to announce that this course is now open.
It’s been accepted on Udemy so click here to check it out!
As I previously said, this took 4 years to perfect. So imagine the amount of work and tests that have been done to create such a product.
This course will teach you how to create clean and neat files that are ready for production. You will learn the best ways to build your files, the fastest methods to craft your diecuts, and the easiest techniques to achieve perfect results.
This is taken from real life work experience!
I will show you how projects are done from zero to final production. We will get the visual assets from the client, and use them to build our products.
So, what are we going to do?
We will create a shelf stopper, a shelf wobbler, a shelf strip and a 50 x 50 cm freestanding unit that consists of a header, a base, two sides and three shelves.
We will prepare the print and cut files, as well as flat PDF preview files that we can send to our client for feedback or approval.
We will also learn how to prepare our files for offset printing, and how to add special effects like embossing, spot UV, foil stamping, etc…
Finally, we will package everything into a folder that will be sent for print and production.
This is a video course from 2-Minute Design, so each video will be around 2 minutes in length. This means that it is super easy to follow, just like any 2-Minute Design content.
For more info about the course, check the frequently asked questions below.
Don’t take this course if
- You can’t watch 2-minute video clips.
- You expect a design course that focuses on visuals and layouts.
- You expect to learn about design principles and color theory.
- You have no idea how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
- You haven’t seen any of my free videos on 2-MinuteDesign.com (more than 95% of my material is free, you can check it now).
Take this course if
- You want to learn the perfect system to create finalized production files.
- You want to use the best techniques that guarantee your production files are clean and neat.
- You are a graphic finalizer. This course is a MUST. Trust me, you’ll need every single piece of information here. This took me 4 years to create and you can get it right now.
- You are a graphic designer. This course is extremely beneficial to you. It takes designers years to master the techniques that this course tackles.
- You have basic Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign knowledge.
- You’ve seen my free videos on 2-MinuteDesign.com and you agree that I deliver valuable information.
- You don’t mind watching 2-minute video clips.
Frequently asked questions
I am a graphic designer, should I take this course?
I recommend you do. When creating your splendid designs, you need to make sure the outcome is flawless. The printing and the diecuts should be perfect, the process should be impeccable, and the final files should be clear and ready to be produced. This course will teach you all of that.
I am a graphic finalizer, should I take this course?
You really should. It’s a must. If you’re a finalizer, you want to make sure your files are, well, perfectly finalized. For that, you need a system that you can follow, a process that guarantees that your files are flawless. This course reveals a system that has been tested for 4 years. Take the course now.
I’ve been working as a professional designer for years, should I take the course?
It’s up to you honestly. Most designers focus mostly on their creative work, and this is perfectly understandable. However, to grow your business, you need to take care of so many other aspects. One of these is production. You may have created an awesome design, but you also need to make sure the outcome is as awesome. You should also focus on following a process that makes your life – and your client’s life – easier. If you decide to take this course, you’ll save 4 years of testing and perfecting this process.
Is it just a watch-me-talk kind of courses or can I follow along?
When you take the course, you will be able to download the visual assets that allow you to follow along. You can follow each step and achieve the same outcome, or you can be more creative and craft your own design.
Who the heck are you?
You can check out the About page on 2-Minute Design by following this link: http://2-minutedesign.com/about
Can I buy the course now but watch it later?
Yes. Once you get the course, you can download all the videos and assets and access them offline at any time.
Can I take this course later?
Yes, but keep in mind that in the future, the price will be certainly higher. I recommend you take the course now, since you can download all the videos and assets and access them at any time.
How long is the course?
Currently, the course is more than 45 minutes. All the video clips are around 2 minutes each.
What software do I need?
You’ll need Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (InDesign is optional but recommended). We will be using the CC version, but you can follow along even if you have an older version.
What if I take the course and don’t like it?
I am sure you will love the course, but if for some reason you feel that it didn’t fulfill your expectations, Udemy has a 30-day money back guarantee.
How much does it cost?
The “Finalize Production Files” course is only $47. This includes access to all the videos, as well as the downloadable visual assets that you will be using to follow along.
Note that this price will increase in the future, so I recommend taking the course now.