Today we learnt create a realistic mockup of a soft drink in illustrator
Started by placing the background image and scaling proportionally to cover the desired area.
Next we created a mask to clip the background to the exact dimensions as marked out by the template. This was achieved by
- Creating a rectangular region with correct dimensions
- Select both the rectangle and the background
- Through the menu selecting Object > Clipping Mask > Make ( ⌘7 )
After this it was pretty straight forward. Just a matter of adding images and text regions in the specific areas. The text tools are very similar to InDesign.
To produce the can we started by drawing a side view. Its width is the radius of the can. Then applying Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel to this selection to create our 3D representations of the can.
Next the layout is saved as a symbol and applied to the can using “Map Art …” in the Extrude & Bevel dialogue box.