If your design is selected as a winner, you should receive a File Request from the Minted Files Team. Download the submission templates linked in your File Request email, and refer to the steps below for proper layer setup.
We offer two different types of templates for file submissions: separate templates and combined templates.
- If you are working in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or earlier, please use the separated template files.
- If you are working in Adobe Illustrator CS5 or later, we encourage you to use our combined template to view your design more holistically.
After selecting the type of template you would like to work with, select the template that matches the orientation of your winning design.
COMBINED PATTERN TEMPLATES
In an effort to reduce the number of required pieces for file submissions, starting Holiday 2017 we are giving designers the option to submit one pattern that will serve as both the card backer and envelope liner. If you are interested in having these two accessories share the same artwork, please use the combinedpattern.ai template (if you are working in separate templates) or the combined pattern artboard (if you are working in combined templates). Instead of submitting both a backer and envelope liner, you can instead submit one combined pattern for each colorway.
NOTE: If you would rather keep these files different and submit both of these files separately, that is ok too!
FOIL: If your design is part of our foil-pressed assortment, place foil-pressed elements on this layer. These elements will be pressed last on top of all digital elements.
alternate greetings: Used only in our non-foil Holiday Assortment, we offer 4 greetings; Holiday, Christmas, New Year and Religious. Please place each greeting in the appropriate group within the alternate greeting layer.
text: Place editable text on this layer.
movable: Place elements here that you would like to be movable by the customer. Elements grouped together will be one movable object.
foreground: Place artwork here if it should be positioned on top of any customizable photos and below customizable text. This includes textures or gradients.
photo: Place all customer editable photos on this layer.
background: Place all non-editable artwork on this layer. This should sit beneath editable content like text and photos.
guides: Guides help you position artwork at a safe distance from the edge of the card or indicate where logos will be placed. Please leave locked and do not edit elements on this layer.
NOTE: If you don’t have a design element that applies to a certain layer that’s ok– just leave it blank.