Sometimes when designing packages, it becomes necessary to build a mock-up, that is, a same that represents the final product. Here are some useful tutorials to create a digital mock-up of your package in Photoshop.
Designers and clients often have different ideas about how a finished product should be presented. Designers want to show the finished artwork, clients want to know exactly how their design will look on the shelves. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to create a mockup for some blister packaging so that you can present your design to your clients.
This tutorial will teach you how to take a photograph of existing business cards and use it to create a digital mockup with the Vanishing Point filter within Photoshop.
This tutorial will skip through the package designing aspect. I’ll assume the box is already designed as it will print and assemble. To start, here is the PET box I designed, laid out flat and disassembled.
In this tutorial we will make a great looking soda can in photoshop. We will create the general shape of the can, apply metalic effect by creating our own custom metal gradient, make gorgeous vector shaped water drops and finally apply some smart layer to transform our soda can in an editable mockup.
When designing for apparel, presentation of your proofs is very important. A detailed image of a piece simply will not suffice as an adequate proof. You want to hit the design home, and mocking it up on a t-shirt is what’s going to do the job. Apparel designs are much different than regular print jobs because you can potentially design around every nook and cranny of the garment, this is something you won’t be able to illustrate to your client with some large .jpeg. They hired you for your creative knack, and that’s what you’re going to need to bring to the table.
Learn how to draw a realistic iPhone 4 from scratch in Photoshop. This drawing tutorial will teach you through step by step instructions the essentials of drawing electronics and introduce techniques on how to work with metal.
Prototype Packaging using Photoshop Smart Objects
Are you working on a product packaging job? Here’s a way to combine digital product photography with Adobe Photoshop Smart Objects in CS2 or CS3 to create quick virtual prototypes. The process is fairly easy once you understand the technique, and can be used for some pretty remarkable results.
Tutorial: Photorealistic Perspective
Sometimes, flat just doesn’t cut it, and we need to find other, more attractive ways to present designs to our customers. One technique I’ve been using recently works remarkably well for text, logos and other vector artwork. It consists of taking a virtual photograph of the work by combining Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop filters. The dramatic end result can’t be distinguished from a real photograph.
In this tutorial, we are going to create a 3D software box using Photoshop. It’s rather simple but the results can be quite realistic, providing a creative way of going about and creating box designs for your own personal use.
This tutorial is actually about making a DVD cover but the concept can easily be used to make a product box as well.