Make 3D pack­ag­ing CADS

Who needs CAD soft­ware when you can cre­ate 3D pack­ag­ing mock-ups us­ing ba­sic tool from Pho­to­shop

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Learn how to make beau­ti­ful, de­tailed CADS us­ing Pho­to­shop’s na­tive 3D tools

When pitch­ing a de­sign to a client, pre­sen­ta­tion is al­ways cru­cial. Show­ing a clean and pol­ished de­sign at any stage of the process is a given, but there are other ways to help it out­shine the com­pe­ti­tion. Mak­ing a 3D mock-up to dis­play a pack­ag­ing de­sign is a great tech­nique that can give any de­signer an ex­tra edge on their com­peti­tors. When done right, mock-ups can en­hance a de­sign and help show clients what the de­sign would look like if it was im­ple­mented in the real world.

3D pack­ag­ing mock-ups are not the fi­nal prod­uct that you’re sell­ing to a client; they should be used as a vis­ual tool to dis­play your work. In this tu­to­rial you will dis­cover all the handy tip and tricks in mas­ter­ing the art of 3D pack­ag­ing de­sign with­out any com­plex steps.

Within this tu­to­rial, you will learn how to cre­ate the skele­ton of the box us­ing the Pen Tool, then add Layer Style Gra­di­ents and Bevel & Em­boss to give your mock-ups some depth. Ad­di­tion­ally, you will find out how to add wood and pa­per tex­ture with Smart fil­ters to give your pack­ag­ing a more re­al­is­tic ap­proach. Fi­nally, you will use the Type tool and Cus­tom Shape tool to cre­ate the brand­ing for your pack­ag­ing de­sign.

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