How to create custom sticker packs using Photoshop

How to create custom sticker packs using Photoshop

Posted in Tutorials by Zap! on Mar 22nd, 2017

The following steps show you how to create your own custom sticker packs using Adobe Photoshop.

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1. Download our sticker templates

Download our sticker pack templates. You will notice that there are 2 seperate templates. One is for your sticker artwork and the other is for your header card artwork.

Download our sticker templates from here.

2. Importing your Artwork

Open the 'zap-stickerpack-' template and create or import your artwork into the 'Artwork' layer. Make sure your artwork fits inside of the blue borders.

3. Creating your Cut Lines

Show us where you would like your stickers to be cut by creating a silhouette on your 'Cut Line' layer.

An easy way to create a silhouette is to duplicate your sticker artwork onto the cut line layer. Select the 'Lock Transparent Pixels' icon.



Open the fill command window (SHIFT + F5) and fill with 100% black. Fill in any areas that you DON'T want cutting out.

If your artwork goes right up to the edge of your cutline make sure you add at least 1mm of bleed to your designs to prevent any visible unprinted vinyl edges from showing on your finished stickers.

4. Create your header card

Open the 'zap-stickerpack-headercard' template and create or import your artwork into the 'Artwork' layer. Make sure your artwork fits inside of the blue borders.

The bottom half of the template will form the front of your header card. The top half will form the back of your header card.

Please make sure that you rotate the artwork for the back of the header card so that it sits the correct way around once the card has been folded in half.

If your artwork goes right up to the edge, make sure you add at least 1mm of bleed to your designs to prevent any white edges from showing on your finished cards.

5. Saving your designs

Save your design in .psd format as follows 'YOURNAME-ORDER#-STICKERPACK1of2.psd'

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