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Old 12-22-2011, 10:26 PM   #761
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A pic of my Jekyll and Hyde Brewed Potions Friends and Family Holiday Sampler.
Really like that.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:36 AM   #762
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Just finished labeling my Christmas gifts! I'm pretty excited about the beer... It turned out great! Any feedback on the label would be much appreciated as I will be brewing this beer again and am open to tweaking the label.

I hand drew the design, imported to illustrator where I added color and some text.

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Old 12-23-2011, 03:54 AM   #763
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Really like it! Looks delicious.

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Old 12-23-2011, 04:07 AM   #764
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I made a wildflower mead this summer and had one of my friends do a digital image for it. Here it is.

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Old 12-23-2011, 12:04 PM   #765
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Just finished labeling my Christmas gifts! I'm pretty excited about the beer... It turned out great! Any feedback on the label would be much appreciated as I will be brewing this beer again and am open to tweaking the label.

I hand drew the design, imported to illustrator where I added color and some text.
Wow that is awesome...LOVE the hand-drawn aspect of it, really a great label, unique and different but very classy and well done
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:07 PM   #766
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What program are y'all using to design the labels? Anyone have a template they would be willing to share?
Photoshop for the win!

You can even get away with elements (far cheaper than CS) but I highly recommend that you design from scratch. It takes two seconds to create an image any size you, then just keep each part as a layer and you will always have an easy editable template you can tweak for each brew or change if later you don't like something.
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:08 PM   #767
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My first attempt at a label.

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Old 12-23-2011, 03:50 PM   #768
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Photoshop for the win!

You can even get away with elements (far cheaper than CS) but I highly recommend that you design from scratch. It takes two seconds to create an image any size you, then just keep each part as a layer and you will always have an easy editable template you can tweak for each brew or change if later you don't like something.
Oh perfect I just bought photoshop for SWMBO for Christmas. What is the standard dimensions for the label to fit nicely on the bottle?
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It really all depends on what you want your label to look like on the bottle...some like a square, some like the rectangle or circle, others want a curved top. Some like only one label, others like the label then the commercial standard strip on the back.

For me, its 4 x 3 (thats about a 1/2 to 3/4 wrap, but I use 16oz)...I would just cut out a few measured pieces of paper and put them against your bottle until you get the size you like...when you start a photoshop file, resize to the exact inches you want and your all set, no way to mess up...

Save a template with ALL layers you need, then just resave for each logo, I actual save the logos with all layers and just flatten to print. I am only using 5 layers at the moment:

1. Background
2. Picture
3. Text
4. Logo
5. Bordering (haven't even finish this layer yet)

If you layer it like that (1 is bottom layer) there really isn't a need for masking, simplifies the process for you

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Old 12-24-2011, 04:50 AM   #770
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This is in no way going to be sold so trademarks aren't being considered
but I thought this was a pretty cool label. I just don't know what I want to put on the top part. Im not sure if I'm happy with it now.


What do you guys think?

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