Template Tuesday Presents....reasons why you should build label designs from the background forward.
Last week, we recommended taking the time to plan your label design to make sure that all of your elements fit neatly and efficiently onto your labels. This week our top tip is – when creating a layered design you should always work from the background forwards.
By “layered design” we mean any label design that includes a number of different elements that sit on top of or overlap each other – for example, a patterned background with a text box sitting in front of the background and an image that sits in front of the background and the text box.
The reason that we recommend starting with the background is that it is quicker and easier to build up your design in this way – especially if you are using software that wasn’t specifically created for design work (such as Word) and may have limited capabilities when it comes to creating a design with multiple layers or overlapping elements.
If you haven’t settled on the final content or design of your labels, remember you can always edit the elements that you have already added to your template to see which version works best for the final design that you’re trying to create. It’s usually easier to edit an existing element (such as a background layer) after you’ve added other elements in front of it rather than trying to add a background to other elements that need to be at the front of your label design.
We’ll take a closer look at some of the tools offered by Word to help you layer and overlap multiple elements in a later post.
Next week on Template Tuesday: Designing A Label Template – Copy & Paste 101