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