Package Design with Illustrator
Illustration by John Hersey

Package Design with Illustrator

with William Everhart

Video: Welcome

Hello, and welcome to Package Design with Adobe Illustrator.
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  1. 3m 25s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 20s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 12m 57s
    1. Where to begin?
      4m 22s
    2. Package type
      6m 33s
    3. Packaging size
      2m 2s
  3. 43m 18s
    1. Color and print considerations
      12m 12s
    2. Type considerations
      12m 41s
    3. Multilingual issues
      4m 50s
    4. Image considerations
      9m 40s
    5. Legal requirements
      3m 55s
  4. 40m 2s
    1. Measuring the product
      4m 46s
    2. Preparing your Illustrator document
      2m 59s
    3. Creating box panels
      8m 32s
    4. Testing your mockup
      9m 27s
    5. Refining your dieline
      10m 9s
    6. Submitting your dieline to a diemaker
      4m 9s
  5. 56m 6s
    1. Establishing a bleed area
      9m 12s
    2. Selecting colors
      10m 12s
    3. Adding color chips
      8m 8s
    4. Designing for flexibility
      8m 0s
    5. Special considerations for raster effects
      6m 38s
    6. Fitting art to panels
      6m 3s
    7. Special panels
      7m 53s
  6. 16m 6s
    1. Where do you get a barcode?
      3m 51s
    2. Creating your own barcode
      3m 32s
    3. Incorporating a barcode
      4m 21s
    4. For Position Only (FPO) barcodes
      1m 36s
    5. Quick Response (QR) codes: Another kind of barcode
      2m 46s
  7. 39m 33s
    1. Preparing artwork
      5m 53s
    2. Creating 3D structure
      5m 46s
    3. Adding artwork to a 3D shape
      6m 33s
    4. Setting up the presentation
      4m 46s
    5. Printing artboards for a presentation
      6m 25s
    6. Creating a PDF presentation
      10m 10s
  8. 21m 31s
    1. Incorporating a cutting die CAD file
      9m 30s
    2. Adjusting a dieline
      4m 34s
    3. Adjusting artwork to fit a dieline
      7m 27s
  9. 33m 10s
    1. Checking your color separations
      8m 58s
    2. Creating a print-ready PDF
      5m 1s
    3. Legacy Illustrator and EPS files
      6m 51s
    4. Gathering your files
      5m 37s
    5. Submitting your files over the Internet
      3m 58s
    6. Digital media
      2m 45s
  10. 55s
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Watch the Online Video Course Package Design with Illustrator
4h 27m Intermediate Mar 14, 2014

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Find out how to use Illustrator to design clever, eye-catching packaging that holds up to the rigors of handling and satisfies your client's needs. Industry veteran William Everhart introduces the questions you should ask before you begin, to detemine the colors, size, language, and legal requirements for your design. Then William shows how to measure the product, prepare the package structure in Illustrator, and start laying out your design. You'll also learn how to create and add barcodes, proof your design, work with CAD files, and prepare your files for printing. Start now, and learn to tackle any package project that comes your way.

Topics include:
  • Choosing a package type
  • Determining package size
  • Examining design considerations
  • Creating a mockup
  • Laying out your package design
  • Creating your own barcode
  • Preparing artwork
  • Creating a 3D structure
  • Incorporating cutting die CAD
  • Creating a print-ready PDF
William Everhart


Hello, and welcome to Package Design with Adobe Illustrator. I'm William Everhart, and I will be guiding you in the proper use of Illustrator as a package design tool. I cannot wait to share with you some of the knowledge I have gained over 20 some years of working with Illustrator and packaging. In this course, we're going to cover things like, where to begin, questions to ask the client, the converter and the printer. Packaging design considerations, creating package mock-ups, laying out your design for packaging, creating and incorporating bar codes into your design, proofing options, working with CAD structures and preparing your design files for professional printing.

We will cover all of these topics and more, so you'll be ready to tackle any package project that comes your way. Now I've got a lot of information to share with you, so let's get started learning all about Package Design with Adobe Illustrator.

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