Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Illustrator: Package Design.
If you're a premium member of Lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files for this course. Once you have the files downloaded to your computer, just simply find the folder labeled Exercise Files. Double click on it, and it opens to show you each chapter. Just navigate to the chapter you're on and find the file that I'm using on screen, and open it up inside of Illustrator. Now you'll be able to follow along with me using this same file I am demonstrating. If you're not a premium member of lynda.com, that's okay.
You should still be able to follow along using your own access files with no problems. Throughout this course, I've been using Adobe Illustrator CC, but the files here can be opened in Adobe Illustrator CS6. You will get a warning from Illustrator letting you know that the file was created using a newer version of the software. Simply click okay and choose the art board you intend to work with. Click okay and the file opens.
- 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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Graphic Design Foundations: Colorwith Mary Jane Begin1h 57m Beginner
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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