I’d heard of the technique, but (as usual) the internet was full of conflicting ideas, with the only agreement being that everyone is doing it wrong. And a vocal minority saying it shouldn’t be done at all.
I became a designer as an excuse to spend my days playing with photographs. After trying an SLR camera it was obvious I could get good at this. I found a way to scan film so my photos could could edited using state-of-the-art-in-1994 Photoshop version 2.5.
Rethinking the Adobe Photo Editing Workflow – Pt 2. How to use Photoshop Smart Objects to encapsulate your work, applying almost any edit non-destructively.
Due to Illustrator’s inability to Warp linked images and my unwillingness to suggest you embed raster images due to editability problems, we need a secondary approach for raster artwork.
Sometimes you aren’t provided a dieline, just a package sample. It’s quite possible to create curved artwork without a target dieline. You’ll need a physical sample of the package to measure. And make sure you have some string. I’ll explain later.
I received a response to a comment I left on a LinkedIn post. It was the genesis of this multi-part tutorial on Curving artwork to fit to cups or fitting a curved supplied dieline.
I’ve signed up for Managed WordPress web hosting with Flywheel. Network & server configuration are not my happy places. It is time to offload this stuff to the experts.