Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing your Illustrator document, part of Illustrator: Package Design.
…With our product measurements in hand, it's time to get to work with Illustrator.…We'll begin by setting up an appropriately sized…document using a document profile for professional printing.…Then we'll lay down our basic layer structure.…So to start with, I'll go to the file menu and choose new.…I'll go ahead and give this a name.…And I'm going to choose the number of art boards.…Since I'll be creating both a carton and a label I'm going to choose two art boards.…For the space in between them, I'm just going to increase that a little bit.…And then the size.…
In my case because of the, measurements of the bottle, I want to…make this a little bit larger, so I'm going to go with a tabloid size.…For the orientation I want it to be landscape And for…the unit of measure I want to be sure to choose inches…Finally, here in the advanced section, I want to make sure that the color mode is…set to CMYK and the raster effects are set to high, or 300 pixels per inch.…With this in place, we'll go ahead and click okay…
- 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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