Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Laying the groundwork: Start with the dieline, part of Print Production: Packaging.
You know that you can create a guideline by…reaching into a ruler and dragging a guide down.…But did you know that you can turn…any object in an Illustrator file into a guide?…And this can be particularly helpful when you're building packaging.…So I want to keep my fold and cut components of my dye…line, but I also want duplicates of them that I can use as guides.…So first I'm going to make a layer for my guides.…And then I want to…duplicate my cut dye line component.…And I could do Copy Paste, or Paste in front, and all that.…
But here's a much easier way.…I'm going to target it by clicking on this little target circle.…And then to duplicate it, on Windows, I'd hold down Alt.…On the Mac, I hold down Option.…And drag that little square up in the Layers panel into the Guides layer.…And of course, any time you have a modifier key,…you let go of your mouse first and then your modifier.…So now I've duplicated the cut line. Now I'm going to duplicate fold line.…So again, I'm going to use the little target circle to select.…
- 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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