Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating 3D structure, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…A really effective method of proofing your design…is to create a digital 3D model of it.…Now this can be a very quick and inexpensive proofing…option for your client and it's relatively easy to create.…It is also an effective tool to use during the design process…to help you visualize where your art will wrap around the package.…Now we don't often think about Adobe Illustrator as…a 3D tool and it isn't but it does have…a simple 3D effect that can be applied to…your design file and rendered to a PDF or printed.…
No it won't have all of the bells and whistles that a…traditional 3D program like AutoCAD or SketchUp or even Maya would have.…But then again, you don't have to spend the…time learning one of those very complicated applications either.…Using measurements we determined in an earlier lesson I'm going to show…you how to create the underlying 3D structure for our package design.…So here we are back in our design layout and I want…to add a new layer to hold all of my 3D structures.…Here in the layers panel, I'm going to select the artwork layer…
- 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
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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