Note: If you are starting with this lesson and are not using the lessons in order, you must first import the correct libraries archive found in the lesson folder. In the preferences panelunder ‘Diagnostics’ click the ‘Import Libraries’ button and choose ‘library-lesson-8.phxlib’
1. Import CF2 Die Template and Assign Artwork
Step 1 – Create new job by clicking on the ‘+’ sign in the upper left portion of the Artboard or by selecting “New Job” from the File menu.
Step 2 – Apply B1 Press by dragging the press from the Press panel onto the Artboard.
Step 3 – Go to File menu and select “Place Die Template...”
Step 4 – In the File Dialog, select quackers-carton.cf2 from this lesson’s folder and click “Open”
The template will be added to the job and placed in the layout in one step.
Step 5 – Click on the imported layout in Artboard to select it
Step 6 – Click the Choose Artwork button in the Artboard Toolbar to select artwork to snap to die and select quackers-carton-red.pdf from this lesson’s folder and click “Open”
Artwork will be snapped automatically into the right position in the die
Alternative: Drag and drop the artwork file into Phoenix while holding the Control key
2. Assign Second Artwork to Die Template
Step 1 – Double-click on layout in Artboard to enter template context
You should see a blue ribbon at the top of the Artboard indicating you are in the Die Template context. At this point you can select individual Product Items in the template.
Step 2 – Hold the Control key and select the three product items in the middle column of the layout, i.e. items 2, 5, and 8
Step 3 – Click the Choose Artwork button in the Artboard Toolbar to select the second artwork to snap to die and select quackers-carton-silver.pdf from this lesson’s folder and click “Open”
The original product will be copied and new artwork will be snapped into the second product and assigned to selected items
Alternative: Control key plus drag and drop of artwork will have the same effect
Step 4 – Hold the Control key and select the three product items on the right-hand side of the layout, i.e. items 3, 6, and 9
Step 5 – Click the Choose Artwork button in the Artboard Toolbar to select the third artwork to snap to die and select quackers-carton-blue.pdf from this lesson’s folder and click “Open”
The original product will be copied to a third product and new artwork will be snapped into the third product and assigned to selected items
3. Replace Products in Existing Layout
Step 1 – Double-click on layout in Artboard to enter die template context
Step 2 – Right click on Product Item 3 in the bottom-right corner of the layout and click on “Replace with Product”
Step 3 – Select “quackers-carton-silver” to replace instance of blue product with silver product
The resulting layout should look like this:
Alternative: select item(s) you want to replace and drag and drop product from the Products Panel you want to replace them with while holding the Control key