Creating the packaging for my Psycho minimates was both fun and challenging. I documented the process with photos, with the intention of showing you the project from start to finish. However, my 2 year old son seems to have “misplaced” the flash drive that those photos were stored on, so I will be documenting a different packaging project instead. I have a new set of 4 marvel customs in the works, and I thought it would be fun to create packaging for this set. Part 1 of this series shows how to prepare your customs for packaging.
Category: How To
My decal design tutorial using Adobe Illustrator is finished and waiting for you in the Tutorials section in the top menu. There is a free 30-day trial of this software available at Adobe.com. The software is not cheap, so I would recommend making good use of the 30-day trial. I chose Dead Girl from X-Statix as the subject of this tutorial. If you follow the steps and create this decal you should be able to create almost anyone. I hope this tutorial is helpful for you!
I have some more experience under my belt since my last post on decals, and I have a few more tips I wanted to share with you. Hit the jump for details.
Up until this week I have always hand-painted and drawn all of the details on my customs. But a generous donor sent me some waterslide decal paper to play around with. I have spent a few days getting used to the process, and it has given me all sorts of new ideas for customs. Hit the jump to see a few of my first tests.