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Aug 3, 2018 9:46 PM

Questions about bleed margin

I am trying to make the 0.125 for the image to bleed but the format will not let it go up to 0.125 precisely. It will only do 0.12 or 0.13. Which version should I do?

 

Or would it be easier to instead format to exact pixels? I used a DPI calculator to get exact number being 37 pixels for .0125 formatted for 300 DPI.

 

I'm using clip studio paint EX to make my image files by the way, hence why I'm asking all this. They do not allow beyond a hundreth of a number for formatting.

 

I also don't really understand the inside margin thing about 0.375 all that well.

 

I ask please don't get too elaborate with your explinations. Just assume I'm a total amateur with no idea what I'm doing and that what seems plain english to you, is overwhelming and I'm trying to learn from scratch.

 

Also I've been trying to format the pdf on photoshop CS5 but heavily considering just getting Microsoft Word to make it instead since the formatting files are on for that program. Is that a better choice?

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1. Aug 3, 2018 11:42 PM in response to: Tabby_Gold
Re: Questions about bleed margin

Tabby_Gold wrote:

 

I am trying to make the 0.125 for the image to bleed but the format will not let it go up to 0.125 precisely. It will only do 0.12 or 0.13. Which version should I do?

 

Use 0.13.

 

I also don't really understand the inside margin thing about 0.375 all that well.

 

That's for the layout program rather than for the images. Unless you're creating a comic book -- then you have to make sure there are no borders, text or other important elements within the area 0.375" from the edge of the image/page.

 

Also I've been trying to format the pdf on photoshop CS5 but heavily considering just getting Microsoft Word to make it instead since the formatting files are on for that program. Is that a better choice?

 

Depends on how good your MS Word skills are. Use the program you're most confident with. I personally find MS Word a PITA, and would do the pages in Photoshop, but others have decent results with Word.

 

 

~ Michelle ~

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4. Aug 5, 2018 7:10 PM in response to: Tabby_Gold
Re: Questions about bleed margin

The margins will need to be 0.375" (the minimum margin 0.25 + bleed 0.125). So your live area is:

 

6.125 - 0.375 - 0.375 = 5.375

9.25 - 0.375 - 0.375 = 8.5

 

 

~ Michelle ~

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6. Aug 5, 2018 8:32 PM in response to: Tabby_Gold
Re: Questions about bleed margin

Tabby_Gold wrote:

 

Trim 0.25

 

Not sure where you got that from.

 

Margin = 0.25"

Bleed = 0.125"

Out of live area = 0.375" -- this is what you set your MS Word margins to be, so that the content stays inside the live area.

 

 

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8. Aug 5, 2018 9:38 PM in response to: Tabby_Gold
Re: Questions about bleed margin

That will make it easier then. Just drag out some ruler guides at 0.125" and at 0.375" from all edges and make sure no content that doesn't bleed is inside the inner ruler guides.

 

 

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10. Aug 11, 2018 10:14 AM in response to: Tabby_Gold
Re: Questions about bleed margin

Watch my video about Cover Creation. 37 is correct for 300ppi.

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