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Old 02-10-2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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i'm trying to keep a very small bit of unity in design but I don't know how long that will last. my sake label is quite different because i wanted something more in line with what sake labels might actually look like.

these are very low res versions of my labels. The root PSD is about 6x larger in all cases so the artifacts here exist because I shrunk them to upload.

I am still trying to decide if I want to create a logo for "the cider haus fool" or not. i'm happy with the name but i don't know if i want to re-do the labels to squeeze a logo in. if i decide to make neck labels, that's there the brewery logo will go.

Grapefruit Wine - will start this week (hopefully)


Mango Wine - will start this week (hopefully)



Pineapple Wine



Hard Tea
What sucks is that right after making this label, i realized there is a place called the Townshend Tea Company in Oregon. I like the title...not sure if I should change it or not. We will see.



Cookie Dough Porter



Hard Lemonade
I am not happy with the tagline so that will change.



Chocolate Cranberry Stout



Hard Apple "Cider"



Diaginjo Sake
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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Sweet, what kind of label machine or you using?

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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machine? no machine. i'm printing them with my phaser on avery labels and i put them on my bottles by hand.

i've got the chocolate cranberry labels ready to go on the bottles so i'm probably going to make my niece put them on and i'll buy her twisted metal as payment
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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update....added the cookie dough label
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #5
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I was having a great day until i read this post. Thanks alot... now i have to go off and learn how to make sake!

Great work on the labels man! You do killer work with the words/fonts. No matter how long i work on a pic or label it always seems i spend an over-enormous amount of time on words. Good work!

Off to youtubeoogle how to make sake.

 
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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Great stuff! I am an idiot when it comes to computer design. See my avatar.

I am thinking plain brown bottles are in my long term future.

They do have some handrawn identification on the caps though! Letters like "I" and "A" done all by myself.

 
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:22 AM   #7
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My first brew, and my first label!




 
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:09 AM   #8
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I was having a great day until i read this post. Thanks alot... now i have to go off and learn how to make sake!

Great work on the labels man! You do killer work with the words/fonts. No matter how long i work on a pic or label it always seems i spend an over-enormous amount of time on words. Good work!

Off to youtubeoogle how to make sake.
making sake is only a few more steps than making beer.

if you have asian markets in your area, that will help because the 2 hardest things about making sake is (1) finding the right rice and (2) making or finding kome-koji. there are places online that sell all the ingredient but since i live in new york city, there are many places for me to shop and save the shipping but all can be had in a kite from homebrewsake.com for a few bucks.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:13 AM   #9
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Great stuff! I am an idiot when it comes to computer design. See my avatar.

I am thinking plain brown bottles are in my long term future.

They do have some handrawn identification on the caps though! Letters like "I" and "A" done all by myself.
i'm using photoshop but you can make labels in other programs from templates to start. its not hard to get into. if you are interested in making your own labels...you can from scratch but honestly, I think the best way to get your feet wet with graphic design is to pick a label, dvd cover, poster, whatever, that isn't very complicated and recreate it in. that way you learn alot about the program and get used to its filters and presets and commands.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:33 PM   #10
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i see that they are printed already but a few things.

what program are you using? if it is a newer version of photoshop, photopaint, gimp or any vector program, you should fit the text to the curved path so the word wheat follows the red circle. the color blocks at the side should be a color picked from the center image to match appropriately and maybe even fade the center image into the side so its not so abrupt. finally, the text on the side needs some formatting help. also consider if you really want this type of info on the label.
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