Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting colors, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…Color has a direct impact on design.…And if you don't prepare your artwork properly, it…can have disastrous effects on the printing of your design.…Now, its not enough to simply select colors…that enhance the packaging and create a pleasing appearance.…Nope, you have to work smart with color.…Now, this will make your job as a designer a little easier…And will give you more accurate results when your design is finally printed.…I want to dive a little deeper into…the color controls that Illustrator has to offer.…I will also show you how to create colors that…will stand up through the final printing of your package design.…
So here in Illustrator I've changed the interface a little bit to…draw attention to the basic color controls that we have available to us.…So in the upper right hand corner here, I have my color panel.…Below that I have the color guide and…cooler panels and then finally my swatches panel.…I'm going to start here in the color panel and although I don't have…any art work selected, I'm going to choose the default fill and stroke 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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