Illustrator gets super-useful new tool for packaging design

Adobe Illustrator new Dimension tool examples
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Adobe has just announced some updates to Adobe Illustrator, and there's one in particular that designers working in packaging design, interior design and fashion will want to take note of. The new Dimension tool was previously available in beta and quickly became a firm favourite with testers; it's now available to everyone with Illustrator (get a free trial of Adobe CC here if you're not already signed up).

In a nutshell, Dimension streamlines the process of labelling the dimensions of product designs. You can now easily plot distances, angles and radii in your artwork and dimensions now scale as you resize your artwork. You can also customise settings of your dimensions including choosing your own custom units. You can adjust their position easily and hide and view dimensions at the click of a button. 

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.