Creating Quick, Easy, and Beautiful Packaging Mockups
Follow the steps in this tutorial to create your own 3D packaging mockup for a cosmetics line, using Dimension, some free Adobe Stock 3D assets, and elements from two free Illustrator templates.
STEP 2: STAGE THE 3D ASSETS
Open Dimension, and drag a Plane, a Cube, and a Rounded Cube from the Starter Assets panel into your scene. Duplicate the plane and rotate that duplicate by 90 degrees on its x axis. Reposition both planes to create a wall and a floor.
Then select File > Import 3D Model and import the free Rose Petals and Pump Cosmetic Bottle assets you downloaded previously. Place the cosmetics bottle at the top of the steps, and then place the petals in the background. Duplicate the petals as many times as you like to create your desired effect.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR GRAPHIC ELEMENTS
Open the Bold Geometric Patterns Illustrator file and create two new artboards. Choose a print, copy it, and paste it into one of your artboards. Open the Elegant Logo Kit file and choose a frame and text; then paste them into your second artboard. Save your file (as a .ai file) and close it. You will be able to adjust and scale your graphic elements further down the line.
STEP 4: CUSTOMIZE YOUR SCENE
You can now begin to apply materials to the objects you’ve placed in your scene. Go to the Materials section of Dimension’s Starter Assets panel, and simply drag and drop materials onto parts of your objects. After adding a material, you can also double-click on the surface of the object to change its properties, such as color, opacity, roughness, and more (in the righthand panel).
STEP 5: APPLY DECALS
Now you can add the graphic elements you chose earlier to the objects in your scene. Double-click on the squeeze tube to open the Materials section of the Assets panel, and under the Actions tab of the righthand panel, click on the square icon (or choose File > Import > Place Graphic On Model) and select the Illustrator file you saved earlier. Clicking on it will automatically apply your first artboard to your object. In order to select another artboard, click on the image and select one of your new artboards.
STEP 6: PLAY WITH CAMERA PERSPECTIVE AND BLUR
To make the final image look more like a product shot, make sure Camera is selected (under the Scene dropdown menu in the righthand panel) and find Camera Perspective in the Properties pane. Change the Field Of View setting to 15 if you want to make it look like your camera is zooming in. Then experiment with the Focus setting to slightly blur your background. Pick the object in the middle as your focus point and set the blur amount to 15 for a slightly erased effect.
STEP 7: RENDER YOUR SCENE WITH VARIOUS CAMERA BOOKMARKS