I’m getting more requests to use 3D in my work. When studio photography was difficult to produce and marketing still needed images to hype new products, 3D composed into existing photography filled a need. Now that creative departments have warmed to the process, this outside-the-box thinking continues.
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.