Join Claudia McCue for an in-depth discussion in this video Refining tab and flap shapes, part of Print Production: Packaging.
Now that I've created the basic shapes for my…main panels and for the little flaps that are…going to fold over and tuck in, I need to…combine some shapes, and I need to modify some shapes.…So for example, here on the upper left, I used…two rectangles, but really, this is going to be one shape.…It's going to be one sort of interesting shaped flap.…And I could have drawn it with the Pen tool,…but this is a little easier and it also ensures precision.…So I'm just going to select both of these shapes and combine them.…Now I could use the path finder to combine them,…but I'm a big fan of using the Shape Builder tool.…
I'll achieve exactly the same results, but frankly…I think the Shape Nuilder's a little more fun.…So I'm going to choose the Shape Builder tool,…and you see that sort of screen wire appearance.…It's just telling you that it's paying attention,…and notice that there's a plus by the cursor.…So, it's natural mode is to melt things together,…so as I drag across, it's taking those two shapes and turning them into one shape.…
- 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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