Vehicle Wrap Design Tips

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Vehicle wrap design requires a specific set of skills and knowledge. We decided to spread some of our know-how with this presentation of five easy vehicle wrap design tips.

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Vehicle Wrap Design Tips

  1. 1. VehicleVehicle WrapWrap DesignDesign InIn FiveFive EasyEasy StepsSteps presentspresents::
  2. 2. Designers are often expected to be able toDesigners are often expected to be able to design anything...design anything... From the sun to the moon and the stars...From the sun to the moon and the stars...
  3. 3. vehicle wrapvehicle wrap designer.designer. Which is ridiculous. a web designera web designer is not ais not a fashionfashion designerdesigner is not ais not a sign designersign designer is not ais not a
  4. 4. Think of aThink of a podiatristpodiatrist and aand a cardiologistcardiologist They're bothThey're both doctorsdoctors, but you wouldn't, but you wouldn't expect them to do each others jobs,expect them to do each others jobs, would you?would you? ≠
  5. 5. So if you're looking for something specific,So if you're looking for something specific, like a vehicle wrap, why wouldn't you go to alike a vehicle wrap, why wouldn't you go to a vehicle wrap designer?vehicle wrap designer? But what does a vehicle wrap designer do?But what does a vehicle wrap designer do?
  6. 6. Um, duh?Um, duh? Okay, beside the obvious
  7. 7. We'll break it down for you:We'll break it down for you: 55 EasyEasy Steps toSteps to and Tips forand Tips for Vehicle Wrap Design.Vehicle Wrap Design. From:
  8. 8. 1. Use a Template1. Use a Template
  9. 9. While you can take photos and measure EVERYTHING, it is much easier to just use a template
  10. 10. Templates can help you avoid layoutTemplates can help you avoid layout mistakes like placing faces or text in themistakes like placing faces or text in the middle of door handles or large curvesmiddle of door handles or large curves
  11. 11. Here's an example of one of our templatesHere's an example of one of our templates A great source is www.digitaldesignware.comA great source is www.digitaldesignware.com
  12. 12. 2. Design Program Choice2. Design Program Choice
  13. 13. Lets assume you're not designingLets assume you're not designing with MS Paint...with MS Paint...
  14. 14. WeWe recommendrecommend AdobeAdobe IllustratorIllustrator for yourfor your wrap designwrap design because it isbecause it is a vectora vector basedbased programprogram
  15. 15. What does this mean?What does this mean? In a nutshell, most of what you create willIn a nutshell, most of what you create will be able to stay to scale without losingbe able to stay to scale without losing clarityclarity,, take up less disk spacetake up less disk space, and (most, and (most of the time)of the time) changes can be made withoutchanges can be made without obscene render timesobscene render times..
  16. 16. Photoshop works too, but we find that the loadPhotoshop works too, but we find that the load times are longer...times are longer... and the graphics are more prone to pixelation...and the graphics are more prone to pixelation...
  17. 17. IllustratorIllustrator and vector graphics are the way to go!and vector graphics are the way to go!
  18. 18. 3. Layout is key3. Layout is key
  19. 19. Once you're designing, we recommend youOnce you're designing, we recommend you use separate layers for your template anduse separate layers for your template and your artworkyour artwork
  20. 20. Keep inKeep in mind: less ismind: less is almostalmost always morealways more
  21. 21. Vehicle wraps have to be seen andVehicle wraps have to be seen and understood whether they're sitting inunderstood whether they're sitting in traffic, or passing in the fast lanetraffic, or passing in the fast lane
  22. 22. Avoid placing text on curves or molding, and beAvoid placing text on curves or molding, and be conscious of seams and windowsconscious of seams and windows
  23. 23. Make sure that vital information (phone numbers,Make sure that vital information (phone numbers, websites, addresses) are clear and legible!websites, addresses) are clear and legible!
  24. 24. 4. Measure Twice,4. Measure Twice, Print OncePrint Once
  25. 25. Even if you're working with a template, its alwaysEven if you're working with a template, its always a good idea to physically inspect the vehicle priora good idea to physically inspect the vehicle prior
  26. 26. This was you can verify the measurements in person andThis was you can verify the measurements in person and make sure there aren't any modifications that weren'tmake sure there aren't any modifications that weren't included in the templateincluded in the template
  27. 27. The material needs to be printedThe material needs to be printed several days prior to installation, soseveral days prior to installation, so one incorrect measurement couldone incorrect measurement could lead to days of wasted time andlead to days of wasted time and money.money.
  28. 28. 5. Professional Installation and Final Inspection5. Professional Installation and Final Inspection
  29. 29. It doesn'tIt doesn't matter howmatter how amazing youramazing your design is if itdesign is if it isn't installedisn't installed properly.properly.
  30. 30. Before our team begins a wrap installation, they goBefore our team begins a wrap installation, they go over the placement of EVERYTHING to see exactlyover the placement of EVERYTHING to see exactly how the graphics will fall on the vehicle.how the graphics will fall on the vehicle.
  31. 31. A great installer willA great installer will mock up the graphicsmock up the graphics on the car to showon the car to show you any trouble spotsyou any trouble spots they may run intothey may run into and ask how youand ask how you would like to handlewould like to handle themthem
  32. 32. Take note of theTake note of the positioning and howpositioning and how the material handlesthe material handles for future use andfor future use and designsdesigns
  33. 33. For more design tips and information aboutFor more design tips and information about vehicle wraps, plus videos and more, check outvehicle wraps, plus videos and more, check out our website atour website at www.sunrisesigns.comwww.sunrisesigns.com or follow usor follow us on twitteron twitter @SunriseWraps@SunriseWraps Thanks for reading our vehicle wrap design tips!Thanks for reading our vehicle wrap design tips!

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