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Common Box Styles and Design Consderations4:36
A Brief Introduction to Finishing Techniques2:37
RGB vs. CMYK3:06
Swatch Books in Illustrator2:09
Introduction to Dielines1:15
Illustrator Design Tutorial6:23
Studio Essentials for Illustrator1:49
Packlane Website Demo4:36
About This Class
Today’s startups and design creatives can take advantage of new design tools and short-run printing technology to bring packaging designs to life at a reasonable cost. This class will show you how.
What you’ll learn
Box style selection
An overview of the different packaging types, with an emphasis on the most common packaging form, custom boxes!
Production techniques and materials
We'll highlight and compare a few of the different production techniques, including digital printing, offset printing, and flexo printing. We'll also cover some of the finishing techniques and varnishes that just might give your packaging that extra pizzazz it needs to pop off store shelves and into the hearts and minds of happy customers.
How to set up your print-ready design using Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is the tool of choice for packaging designers, and we'll show you how to leverage it's powerful capabilities to set up your own designs and proofs using a 2D dieline template.
Powerful tools to help you visualize the final product in 3D
We'll demonstrate some amazing tools like Packlane, LiveSurface, and Esko Studio that enable you to visualize the assembled packaging right as you're designing it on the computer.
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Nice intro for folks who want to understand a bit more about packaging and what happens behind the scenes.
I'm new to printing design so this course was super informative!
Brand Identity Strategist and Experience Designer
Simone Payne grew up in San Diego folding boxes out of paper and building pop-up books. She attended UCSB, developing a passion for letterpress instead of alcohol. Upon graduating from the College of Creative Studies in 2012 with a focus in Book Arts, she promptly moved to San Francisco. In her path to reasonably exciting adulthood, she joined the commercial print industry. She now lives in Oakland with a bearded man and their two cats.