Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing for flexibility, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…Up to this point, we've discussed a lot of…factors that you should consider when designing for packaging.…Now hopefully, this knowledge will save you a lot of time on future projects.…Now let's talk about symbols, an often overlooked feature of Adobe…Illustrator that can add much needed flexibility to your package designs.…So let's review here just a moment.…What is a symbol?…Well, we used a symbol earlier to create our little color chips here.…It's just any piece of artwork that you may…want to replicate one or more times on your artboard.…
Now you can also use symbols across artboards and across Illustrator files.…So, what I want to do is take one…component that I have here in my design, that…is replicated multiple times across both my carton…and my label, and that's this little flower symbol.…Now, it's not a symbol yet.…It's just a compilation of graphics.…And it's pretty complicated here, so I want to convert it into a symbol.…And that way, I can be sure that it…will be consistent across both of my package designs here.…
- 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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