Week 29: Using Adobe Dimension & Photoshop To Create Striking Packaging

Create a colour-stream background using an image in Photoshop, apply it to packaging in Illustrator and then create a 3D mock-up of your packaging in Adobe Dimesion.

Beginner

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Select an image and create a colour-stream background in Photoshop. Apply this background on packaging of your choice and then use Adobe Dimension to create a 3D realistic mockup of the packaging. Render your image as a Photoshop file.

Intermediate

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Select 3 images and create contrasting colour-stream backgrounds in Photoshop for all 3. Apply these backgrounds on packaging of your choice (a series of 3 packs/bottles) and then use Adobe Dimension to make a 3D realistic mockup of the packaging. Play with different camera angles and views, and render your favourites as Photoshop files.

Advanced

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Select 3 images and create contrasting colour-stream backgrounds in Photoshop for all 3. Apply these backgrounds on packaging of your choice (a series of 3 packs/bottles) and then use Adobe Dimension to make a 3D realistic mockup of the packaging. Play with different camera angles and views, and render your favourites as Photoshop files. Take one of the packs and apply the colour-stream Photoshop image to the background of the scene in Dimension. Change the angle of the camera so the pack lies flat and is viewed from above. Render this version too as a Photoshop file.

Time Allocated

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60 Minutes for Beginner: create a Photoshop background to use on a label/packaging. Apply this to your chosen object in Adobe Dimension. Preview and render your scene. 90 Minutes for intermediate: create 3 different Photoshop backgrounds to use on a label/packaging. Apply these to your chosen object in Adobe Dimension. Explore camera angles and views. Preview and render a few different views of your scene. 90 Minutes for advanced: create 3 different Photoshop backgrounds to use on a label/packaging. Apply these to your chosen object in Adobe Dimension. Explore camera angles and views. Preview and render a few different views of your scene. Add pack background image as background to your scene and change view of pack to looking from above. Preview and render. The preview and rendering stage does not need to fit into the allocated time allowed - a higher resolution image will take longer to preview and render.

Design Goals

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Create an animation in which your word appears as if being written ‘live’ on the spot

Constraints

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Use Adobe Photoshop to create your background design using the method shown, and Adobe Dimension to create your 3D photo-realistic mockup.

Software

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  • illustrator
    Adobe Illustrator

    Curvature Tool, Warp Tool

  • other-software
    Other

    Adobe Dimension

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