Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing the dieline, part of Print Production: Packaging.
To begin designing a package in InDesign, you need the dieline.…And that will be supplied to you either by your client or perhaps by a printer.…And it usually comes to you as an EPS file.…So you'd bring it in just as you would any kind of artwork into InDesign.…File > Place. Find your file and position it.…And of course, it's going to look a little…bit ratty at first because you're looking at a proxie.…So, to see it in it's full glory just…go to View, Display Performance, and High Quality Display.…
By the way, you can also copy paste from Illustrator but, if you don't have…Illustrator, or you're not comfortable in it this is a perfectly good way to start.…Now I don't want to mess this up because a lot of things depend on its position.…So I'm going to lock the layer that it's in.…So I usually do this, I rename it dieline and…then just check Lock layer.…And then create other layers that are going to contain my art work.…In fact, I like to put the dieline layer above my other…layers, so that if I build stuff I don't cover it up.…
- 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
Print Production: Spot Colors and Varnishwith Claudia McCue1h 57m 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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