Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Measuring the product, part of Illustrator: Package Design.
…Before you can begin designing the package for your…product, you'll have to know the dimensions for the package.…You could start by asking the product…manufacturer for the overall dimensions of the product.…In the case of our sample here, there…is a plastic bottle which will contain the product.…Now, the manufacturer would have ordered this bottle…from a bottle manufacturer and they would've been…provided with the dimensions of this bottle, including…all of the curvatures and the cap size.…
So that's kind of stuff you really can't measure or it's very difficult to measure.…So, find out from your client if they have…these measurements, or if they can get them for you.…That will certainly make your life a lot easier.…Now, I just happen to have a sample bottle here that I'm going to…measure for my package mock-up using tools I have lying around here on my desk.…Later, I'll show you how to use these measurements to…create cutting dies for both the label and the carton.…So, just some of the measurements that I'm going to need to take here would…
- 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
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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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