Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding color chips, part of Illustrator: Package Design.
…As creator of the package artwork, you know what colors you've selected…to be used in the printing of your design, but does your client?…What about the printer?…Do you have your chosen colors listed on your proofs?…Now this is a tried and true method of communicating your color…selections, even if the colors on the proofs are not completely accurate.…Let's walk through this simple process, to make sure that…everyone knows what colors are being used in your package design.…So here I have my design completed, and now I want to convey…the colors that are being used to create all this wonderful packaging here.…
The first thing I need to do is actually add a layer to this document.…And so over here in the Layers panel, I have all of…my other layers locked, and I'm just going to add a new layer.…This layer I'm going to call Info,…and this is where I'll put…all the additional information about the packaging.…As far as the stacking order here as to…where the Info goes, that is completely up to you.…I am actually going to pull mine all the way to the…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
Graphic Design Foundations: Colorwith Mary Jane Begin1h 57m Beginner
1. Before You Begin
2. Design Considerations
3. Preparing the Package Structure
4. Laying Out Your Design
5. Adding Barcodes
6. Proofing Your Design
7. Working with CAD
Adjusting a dieline4m 34s
8. Preparing Your Design for Printing
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