Wow, this was a fun project, if not frustrating because my computer enjoys screeching to a hault for no apparent reason.
This is for an assignment in my Digital Media 432 class. This is a joint assignment with the sculpture class. They picked out a package and they're making a sculpture to fit inside the packaging. We have to re-design the packaging based on the originals they gave us. In the end (this Tuesday), we bring the new package and the sculpture together and see what we have. I have no idea what my little sculpter is going to make, so it should be interesting to see how whatever it is plays off of what I've made here.
The original package was for drywall screws. It measures aproximately 4.5x3.5x2". There is a window on the front so that you can see the screws (or sculpture) inside. I decided to make my package for the product of "Inspiration", mostly because it took me forever to come up with an idea and I really could have used Inspiration in a Box. From there, I decided to give it a classic, ancient book look because I find books to be inspiring and many people use classic things as inspiration. I made this in Photoshop by scanning in the original box, making a template from it, then using a few textures and a custom brush for the pages, I created the book. I gave it the 3-D and worn look with a lot of dodging and burning and desaturating.
Anyway, I'm very very happy with this. I think it turned out great and it looks alot like an old book. I'm a bit worried that the printer will make the pages super-yellow, but I think it will look alright. I guess I'll see on Monday when I get the print-out.
EDIT: the bevel/emboss on the letters is not nearly that huge in the real version. I guess when I shrunk the image it didn't bother to adjust the bevel depth. In the full print size it's just barely there; just enough to give the letters that shallow indent they get when they're gold-leafed onto a real book.
EDIT No. 2: So we had the sculpture class come in and we found out what went in our boxes... can you say total letdown? This was a major project for us; I spent 10-15 hours on this stupid thing. However, it was a minor 'when you have time throw something together' type project for the sculpture class. So some girl had her package filled with wet paint, another one with sand and cigerette butts, and guess what yours truely got? A carpet tack. Yes, a single, lone, carpet tack. No involvement whatsoever for the sculpture guy. I was so utterly dissapointed and angry. But, you know what, my part turned out great so I'm gonna give a big "up yours" to the sculpture professor for not having his students actually MAKE something.