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Create A Food Package Design - A Graphic Design Project for Beginners

via Skillshare


NOTE: Head on over to the project section of the class to locate the photos and files used in this class!

Have you ever wanted to walk through the creation of a package design?
This class will help you add package design as a new skillset and help you add stunning pieces to your design portfolio.

We will walkthrough the entire layout, concept and graphic design process for a package of cookies.

We will take time to learn Photoshops many tools to cut, isolate and adjust our food photos to create enticing images for the front of our package. We will create realistic shadows, blend our two photos together and bring out colors that make our mouth water.

We will bring our basic assets into Adobe Illustrator and work on our layout design. We will walk through graphic design layout principles to create a compelling high contrast layout that will draw eyes to our product from store shelfs.

We will go over what makes food package designs work well by going over a few examples and finally we will work on typography to create font pairings for our product.

We will adapt our package design to our own custom mock-up using Adobe dimensions to create a great portfolio piece or presentation for our client.

Lastly, we will add a back-side design to our product and work in bar codes, nutritional facts to create a cohesive design that flows from front to back.

This class is for beginners and intermediate level designers and I hope this class is a great introduction that will open up new avenues of possibilities for you and your ever-growing design skillsets!


  • Class Preview
  • Getting Started!
  • Isolating and Cutting Out Our Objects
  • Adding Shadows and Adjusting Color
  • Getting Our Package Set up
  • Layout and Design
  • Finishing Our Layout
  • Adobe Dimensions
  • Backside Design
  • Exporting Our Files and Print Prep

Taught by

Lindsay Marsh

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