Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding flaps and fold-in tabs, part of Print Production Essentials: Packaging.
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Now that I've roughed in my basic panels I want to start adding…the little flaps and then those little areas that tuck in underneath the flaps.…So I'm going to start by creating rectangles and then I'm going to…combine them and reshape them so that they're the proper size and shape.…So I'm going to start with the base of the top flap.…I'm going to start, by creating a rectangle and I know…that it's bottom and left and right are going to be hinged…off this main panel.…And I also know that this main part is going to be 1 and 3 16ths inches tall.…
I've pinned it down on the bottom edge, on the Transform panel.…But I am going to pull out the calculator, so I can…figure out how big 3 16th of an inch in decimals.…So, here in the calculator, I am just going to divide 3 by 16 and that's 0.1875.…Now your calculator may let you copy,…but it's a good idea just remember this. I'm going to switch back to Illustrator.…And now back in Illustrator, I'm going to click on the H.…That highlights, that field and I can type in my…
- Deciding on the type of package
- Considering the consumer experience
- Replicating an existing package
- Adding flaps and fold-in tabs
- Using Illustrator and InDesign for layout
- Creating a dieline
- Checking the mockup
- Preparing your jobs for the printer
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelineswith James Wamser1h 34m Intermediate
1. Types of Packaging
2. Planning a Package
3. Dieline = Road Map
4. Designing in Illustrator
5. Designing in InDesign
6. Final Steps
Checking the mockup4m 25s
Next steps1m 40s
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