Today I was looking at what seemed to be a new package design for Chivita exotic – Orange and Coconut Nectar. I noticed the ‘NEW’ label design element (see image below) and I wondered why the designer didn’t take the time to create a more realistic vector label design element (Yes! I tend to pay attention to detail), it would have taken just a little more effort. I’ve made the effort myself, not on the Chivita juice pack but here on my blog. See how I created mine below:
Create a circle, apply fill colour – white or grey.
Draw a diagonal line at the bottom right (as a guide) where you intend to apply the ‘peel’
Now edit the circle – amend the curve alone the guide line you created earlier (see reference image below)
Duplicate the circle, change the colour and make it a different colour, it should also be smaller. Place it within (center) the other circle.
Draw a semi circle-like shape at the bottom right, ie the ‘peel’ part of this design element.The colour should be white.
Now here is the tricky part: draw a bar across the semi circle and give it a shadow.
Break the shadow apart
Place the shadow inside the semi circle
And that’s it!