Part 1: Creating 2 Color Names and Numbers

Part 1: Creating 2 Color Names and Numbers

(sound effects) Hi I’m Josh Ellsworth with Stahls’ CADFCUT
direct and welcome to our video tutorial where I’ll show you how to create a two color design
for an athletic team uniform. In this tutorial, I’ll show you two ways to
design for two color artwork, also to cut; weed and heat apply onto the garment. So the first method is trapping, we’ll use
that on the front of this jersey. And the next method is the complete layering
process; we’re going to use that on the back of this jersey. So we’ll do all of our design in Corel Draw,
output to the vinyl cutter of choice, which in this case is a Roland GX24 but you can
use whatever brand vinyl cutter that you have. And heat apply it down to the garment. All of this is going to be done with our best
selling material ThermoFILM. So, let’s get to the design.
We’ll be completing the design process today in Corel Draw Graphics Suite. You can also use Adobe Illustrator, FlexiSign,
free design software Cadworx Live dot com, any vector based graphics program that you
use to output to your vinyl cutter. I’ve already pre setup and typed out a few
name and number combos, one for the front of the jersey which would be the Bulls number
20 and the back of he jersey with the player’s name Jackson number 20. I simply just typed these in and selected
the font. We’ll take it from there. First thing I want to do is let me separate
these a little bit and I’ll start with the Bulls number 20 for the front design. Now I’m going to show you the trapping method. Zoom in. First thing you want to do after you set up
and selected your font, is you want to select both pieces of your text and you want to convert
it to curves. This is so it’s not reading as a font any
longer but an object, so convert to curves. On some software’s that might be convert
to polyline. Now I’ll select my name. If I want this to be an eight inch name across
the front of the jersey, I can type in eight inches into Corel. If I want to go with a four inch number, type
in a four inch tall number. If I want to center these, basically select
them both go to arrange align and distribute and align centers vertically. That way I know my number 20 is perfectly
centered underneath the Bulls design. After I’ve set it up how I want, converted
it to curves I’m going to grab these two items and I’m going to group them together arrange
and group. Now I’m ready to add my outline. In order to add an outline to this for my
background layer, I go to effects contour. Pulls a menu up on the side of the screen. At this point I can select whether I want
a contour to the inside or the outside. For the trapping method I’m actually going
to have to do both, but I’m going to show you the contour to the outside first. And then you type in the decimal number for
how many fractions of an inch. So if I want a quarter of an inch, point two
five, you can set it up for whatever you want. So I’m going to type in point one five for
the outside offset. Click apply. Let me change the color here so you can see
what’s happening. You can see the outline here. At that point this is still all reading as
one object. So what I would like to do is break these
apart so it’s reading as separate layers. So in order to do that I select it all, go
up to arrange, break apart. So now I can click and drag away this foreground
layer to show you that it’s two complete separate layers. See that? Going to hit control Z to take it back to
its original form. Because with the trapping method I actually
need to create a contour to the inside as well. So I’ll go back over to my contour menu having
my foreground only selected at this point. Click on inside and you’re not going to see
this; this is simply hidden behind the foreground layer. So I’m just going to do a very small contour
offset. So we’ll do something like point zero eight. Click apply. Now let me take you into a different view. First let me break these apart…arrange and
break those two apart. Now let’s take you into the wireframe view. If I zoom in what you see now is three different
sets of cut lines. You actually see the most inside set of cut
lines and the most outside set will be your background layer. That in this case we are going to cut out
of black material. And then the middle set of cut lines in this
case will be my red material. So, these are all set up, what I need to do
is select my inside set of cut lines. Then I click and drag those away. So you see now I have two complete different
sets of cut lines. Let’s make this less confusing and let me
add a page to the bottom here. And let’s name this page black. Let’s name this first page red. Set it up as the color names, that way it’s
easy to remember. So black is going to be my background layer. What I want to do is select my background
set of cut lines, going to right click and cut, hit control “V” to paste it over to my
black page. So this page is set up to send over to my
black material once I load that into the cutter. That’s the foreground design using the trapping
method. You’ll start to understand that more when
we weed and heat apply it and the advantages for that. Let me zoom in on my background design and
let’s set that up really quickly for the back of the jersey. So of course, want to convert to curves…size
appropriately…do a ten inch name on the back. On the back we’ll do an eight inch number,
make sure these are centered, and group them together. Now for the standard layering method I simply
need an outside offset. Click apply. Now you’ll see here that there’s some extra
weed areas in here, were these have set up. So if I want to eliminate those, I want to
break the contour group apart…I’ll show you how to eliminate those shortly. Let me take the background layer here, cut
it, control “V” to paste it over onto the black page. At that point I can break that whole piece
apart. I can go in and delete these little areas
that I don’t want if I don’t want the shirt to show through in those areas so if I don’t
want the holes in the design. Makes it kind of easier to weed that way. So now if I zoom out, you’ll see I have my
standard full background piece for the black material for the back of my jersey. And then the front piece for the trapping
method. For the red I have both the foreground layers
ready to send over to the cutter. At this point what you want to do is export
take these over to your cutting software that drive your cutter. So for the Roland cutter I’m going to export
them as an EPS and then import them into the Roland Cut Studio software. And that’s were we’ll pick it up once I have
it over in the actual software. Since we’ll be outputting to the Roland GX24
vinyl cutter we’ll be using the Roland Cut Studio driver program that comes with that
cutter. I’ve already exported the designs from Corel
as EPS files, now I need to import them into the Roland Cut Studio. We’ll go to file import… bring in the red
layer…open up a separate Cut Studio window…import the black layer. At this point if I want to bring these closer
together, I can select them break them apart in this program or you could have done this
in Corel. I’m going to use the arrow key to drop it
down closer. You need to mirror both of these sets of designs
before outputting to the cutter. So to do that go to object and mirror or you
could have completed that in Corel as well. So now these are set up ready to send to the
corresponding color of material for the background and foreground layer. We’ll cut these and then I’ll se you again
at the weeding process and explain to you what’s happening there. (cutter sounds) (cutter sounds)

9 thoughts on “Part 1: Creating 2 Color Names and Numbers

  • June 25, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Why is Corel Draw the industry standard in the garmet business? Illustrator is so much easier, and universal.

  • July 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    kinda confusing. should have gone back to enhanced viewed so could see it better.

  • September 27, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Hey Josh thanks so much for the video i have been looking all over for a video like this to show all the details thanks again for taking the time I'm a member of Stahls

  • January 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    You complicate to much … 

  • October 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm


  • July 10, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you sir

  • November 10, 2017 at 3:43 am

    what kind of paper would u suggest for doing tshirts  I have  aartisan 1430 printer  and  a us cutter sc plotter  all we doing is dark color shits and lights and whites need help choosing what paper is the best and later hinking about investing in vinyl next

  • March 17, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Thank you, the menus have changed now but still gave me the info I needed

  • April 22, 2019 at 1:13 am

    What app do you use to create a number in jersey


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