In this lesson, we will learn from scratch to create a 3D box.
Step 1. In order to start working on the creation of 3D packaging, we need to draw the side and front of the package. The figure below shows a template that you can use in your work as an example.
Step 2. Now that you have a template, you can design a package box. This is not an easy task, but I will try to explain everything clearly. We will create a basic box layout that covers the side and the front (front) of the box.
Step 3. When creating a package, your task is to attract the attention of a potential buyer. The easiest way to achieve this is to use high-contrast colors for the foreground of the box. It is on the front of the package that the name of your product will be placed.
Step 4. Notice which brightest part on the box is on the yellow backing? This bright yellow backing draws attention to the name of your product. You can also place a logo in the same yellow part. Contrasting, black logo, tells the potential buyer about the name of the product. In this case, the bonfire logo intrigues the buyer and makes him find out what the image of the fire means on the package.
Step 5. Create a text smaller than the emblem, but with a clear outline. Please note that at the very bottom of the package is a font of a very small size. Also on the package we indicate the “bold” price.
And now for the details …
Step 6. The details that we add are pretty straightforward in the form of their execution. Basically we have to create an image of a real box, so we add a barcode on the bottom side, possibly an ISBN; We also add the version number. Adding a version number is a good idea for a modern edition. The number needs to be constantly updated.
Now, when you have the front part of the package ready and the design of the layout that is on the side of the package is finished, it’s time to “bring together” the individual parts of the box – the front and the side.
To do this: Select all: <Ctrl> + A, menu: Edit> Copy merged (Editing – Copymerged (combined); Edit>Past (Editing – Paste (Paste), to get a merged copy of the packaging layout. Place this “merged” over all other layers. Now activate the Magic Wand tool and remove the white background around the front and side of the package. Create a new layer, which is placed under the layer with the “merged” layout and fill it with white color.
Next, select the side of the packaging layout and perform the following operation: Menu: Edit> Cut (Editing – Cut), Edit> Past (Editing – Paste(Paste). Thus, the side and front of the packaging layout are now on different layers. (in order to select the front and side parts of the package, use the selection methods convenient for you).
Step 7. Align the front and side of your package.
Step 8. Now activate the layer with the front side of the package, then: menu: Edit>Transform> Perspective (Editing – Transforming – Perspective). Select the top right node on the frame and move the node as shown below:
Step 9. Next, enter the menu: Edit>Transform (Editing –Transformation(<Ctrl> +T), and pull the right side of the package. Now it looks natural and not much distorted.
Step 10. Now do the same with the tool. Perspective for the side of the package to obtain the form 3 – D packaging.
Step 11. This technique for creating 3D packaging is not complicated and can be reused to create different packaging layouts!
I wish you success!