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Getting Started with IC3D

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IC3D is an all in one packaging design and visualization software, it allows the designer to create mockups for; cartoon, shrink wrap, in store visualization, bottles, labels, etc. What is unique about IC3D is that it will drastically decrease your design time and would decrease the number of software that you need to use in your “design to product” workflow. The software is being developed by Creative Edge Software.

Learning IC3D is a must for digital artists working in the packaging design field, advertising and marketing companies and even small business owners who want to design  packages for their own products.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn IC3D, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn IC3D) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with IC3D from Scratch

IC3D Website

IC3D website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning IC3D through video tutorials you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 29 video lessons where each lesson covers a certain tool/technique in IC3D.

Interface: The interface is very simple to navigate, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the video lesson resides.

 IC3D website free IC3D Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for complete beginners.

Cons

  1. There’s nothing worth noting here.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning IC3D through video tutorials.

PM Software YouTube Channel

PM Software YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning IC3D through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 27 video lessons, each video lesson covers a certain tool/technique in the software. It covers the same topics covered in the first outlet.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

PM Software YouTube Channel free IC3D Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured for complete beginners.

Cons

  1. The playlist isn’t properly organized, though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning IC3D through video tutorials.

FourPees

FourPees is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning IC3D through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: the training is divided into 10 video webinars, each webinar gives you an overview of a certain release of IC3D.

Interface: The interface is very easy to navigate, click on the webinar you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the video webinar resides.

 FourPees free IC3D Training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well-organized for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning IC3D through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning to use IC3D:

  1. IC3D website and  PM Software YouTube Channel are the best outlets for beginners to start learning IC3D through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning to use IC3D.