Label Tutorial: How We Created the "Purity" Soap Label
Try using some of these helpful techniques when designing your own product labels!
Remember to follow steps 1 - 3 on the main tutorial page to initially set up your label document. Then, go
through the steps below to create the "purity" soap label!
Step 1: Create the Shape of Your Label
2. Move the circle over the rectangle so that the bottom of the rectangle is aligned with the center of the circle (see rightimage). With both shapes selected, choose window> pathfinder> unite to create a single shape.3. The dimensions of the shape should now be 2in wide and 2.5in high, change you dimensions in the top menu if necessary.
4. Select the elipse tool holding the shift key draw a 1in circle. Align the center of the circle with the top of the rectangle shape we just created, as shown in the image to the right.
5. Select both shapes and select horizontal align center from the top menu to make sure that your circle is center with the rectangle shape.
6. From the pathfinder window choose unite again to a single shape.
Step 2: Change the Background Color for the Label
Create the second part of the label background
Select the rectangle tool and change the fill color to white. Draw a rectangle in the middle of the purple label shape, making a 1.5in (H) x 1.75 (W) rectangle. Select both shapes and choose horizontal align center and vetical align center to perfectly center your shapes.
Step 2: Add the Flower
Step 3: Create the Text
2. Using the Type Tool click and drag to create your text box. Type "purity" in lowercase. Deselect the type.
3. In the paragraph panel choose center.
4. Place your text inside the white rectangle on your label background, make sure your text is higher than the center of rectangle.
2. In the character panel choose small caps and then set the tracking to 100
3. Click and drag to create your text box width and type "chamomile tea".
4. In the paragraph panel choose center.
2. Click and drag to create your desired text box width and type
"foam hand soap".
3. In the Paragraph panel choose center.
4. Select all the label text by holding down the shift key and selecting each type group. Click align to center from the top menu.
5. With all type still selected press crtl + G to group all the text together to one object.
6. Select all by choosing crtl+A and choose align to center to center your label panel design.
2. Duplicate this line by pressing alt (option mac) and dragging the selected line below the text.
For a shortcut, click on the finished label image to view and print a PDF.
To see how these labels look on a filled container, click on the image in the box to the right. Be sure to browse through our Spa Containers Index for other great spa label ideas!