Packaging of the World to Help Expand Packreate Network

January 29, 2016 - By 

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Packaging of the World, a prominent package design website, has announced a partnership with Packreate that will make the packaging marketplace the web’s largest.

January 28, 2016 – Since 2008, Packaging of the World has become a prominent package design website, and announces a new partnership with Packreate, the ultimate package design content marketplace. That means the packaging design assets and mockups on the marketplace will now be highly visible to more than one million viewers monthly. Designers will now have their work seen by a worldwide audience on what is already one of the Internet’s leading packaging design blogs.

Packaging of the World currently has thousands of archived projects. Manufacturers, suppliers, graphic designers, and packaging designers view these entries as do advertising agencies and students. The site has potentially thousands of viewers at any given time. With such a pull, it can support the company’s dream for Packreate, which to make it the largest packaging assets marketplace online.

Packreate is a searchable marketplace. It provides packaging mockups for household packaged goods, wine, food, beer, spirits/liquors, beauty items, health products, and snacks. The marketplace also has a repository of 3D files that can be purchased and used as templates for packaging. In fact, some items can even be downloaded for free.

Now that the marketplace has joined Packaging of the World, even more designers can discover innovative and creative solutions for their projects. It is a direct resource. Packaging designers around the world will now have immediate access to all the latest packaging assets.

Packaging of the World features a database of business listings that include contract packagers, design and branding firms, manufacturers, distributors, and freelancers plus other categories. The directory is searchable by city and country.

In addition, a world map of listing is available. The registration process is simple but Packreate is now a solid member and its design products and services will be highly visible on the Packaging of the World marketplace.

About Packaging of the World

Packaging of the World has quickly grown into one of the Internet’s leading packaging design blogs since being launched in 2008. Designers from global agencies to students can publish their creative projects. An audience of packaging designers, graphic designers, manufacturers, suppliers, advertising agencies, and students can access thousands of projects currently in the archive. The company was founded by Derrick Lin who began a collection of packaging designs for personal reference. Its online gallery now brings in 1 million monthly visitors.


What is a smart object?

July 21, 2015 - By 

In Adobe Photoshop, you can create smart objects. Smart objects’ contents are linked or referenced from external image files. The contents of the linked smart object are automatically updated when you edit and save the source image. Smart Objects preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics, enabling you to perform nondestructive editing to the layer.


Smart Object benefits
With Smart Objects, you can:

Perform nondestructive transforms. You can scale, rotate, skew, distort, perspective transform, or warp a layer without losing original image data or quality because the transforms don’t affect the original data.

  1. Work with vector data, such as vector artwork from Illustrator, that otherwise would be rasterized in Photoshop.
  2. Perform nondestructive filtering. You can edit filters applied to Smart Objects at any time.
  3. Edit one Smart Object and automatically update all its linked instances.
  4. Apply a layer mask that’s either linked or un-linked to the Smart Object layer.
  5. Try various designs with low-resolution placeholder images that you later replace with final versions.

With smart objects in Packreate’s PSD packaging mock-ups, you can instantly change graphics or text just by double clicking the smart object layer, remember to save it after editing to see the instant results on the packaging.


How Designers Can Save Time Using PSD Mock-Ups

February 22, 2015 - By 

Are you preparing for your project presentation and you are finding a suitable packaging to put in your precious creation onto a wine bottle or can drink?

We know building a mock-up from scratch is no easy task. You do not want to spend time running to the nearest supermarket, shop for your wine bottle, peel off the label, clean up the residue left behind by the label, set up lights to shoot the bottle yourself or hire a professional to get it done. You are not done yet, now you have to open the photo up in Photoshop and path out the product to get rid of the background and then do whatever adjustments you need to get it looking good.
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