In this blog post, we are going to take a step-by-step approach on how to design packaging in Photoshop. You will need some basic knowledge of Photoshop and some creativity to get started.
If you are not familiar with Photoshop, you can check out our other blog post on How to Use Photoshop for Beginners.
Now let’s get started!
How To Design Packaging? Define The Dimensions of Your Product First!
When creating a new Photoshop document, you will first need to define the dimensions of your product. For example, if you are creating a new document for a website, you will need to define the width and height of the document in pixels. Once the dimensions are defined, you can create a new Photoshop document by clicking on the “File” menu and selecting “New.”
Find or Create Packaging Templates That Match Your Product’s Dimensions
If you are selling products, you need to find or create packaging templates that match your product’s dimensions. You can find these templates online or at your local packaging store. Once you have the template, you can print it out and cut it to size.
This will ensure that your product is properly protected during shipping.
Place your product image on top of the template, then create a clipping mask by selecting the product image and the template layer and choosing “Create Clipping Mask” from the layer menu. Your product image will now be visible through the template!
Add Texts and Apply Layer Styles!
There are many ways to design packaging. One way is to add texts and apply layer styles. This can be done in Photoshop or other editing software.
To add texts, first create a new layer. Then, use the type tool to select the font, size, and color of the text. Type the text on the layer.
To apply layer styles, go to the layer styles panel and select the desired layer style.
Incorporate Additional Package Design Elements
Incorporate additional design elements into your packaging design as desired. Use your creativity to come up with new ways to make your packaging stand out.
Try different colors, textures, and materials to make your design unique. Get creative and have fun with it!
Print your packaging design and assemble your product
Print and create package designs and assemble your product. Start by printing your design onto sturdy cardstock or paperboard. Then, cut out your design with scissors or a utility knife. After that, score the folds with a scoring board or knife.
Finally, assemble your product by gluing or taping the tabs. You can also print your design in a box. Read about a corrugated box for more ideas!
Is Photoshop For You?
If you want to learn how to design packaging in Photoshop, this is the article for you. It provides a step-by-step guide on how to do just that.
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