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Designing Album Artwork in Photoshop
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Released Jun 1, 2010
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this series of lessons, we'll focus on designing album artwork in Photoshop. We'll begin by learning about two popular packaging designs for CDs. After learning a little about our client, we'll begin designing the front cover of a CD insert in Photoshop. While working on the front cover, we'll learn how we can incorporate various other elements into our design, including a vector logo and textures. Next, we'll move on and begin to create the back cover of our insert, taking into account the lyrics that will appear on top of it. Finally, we'll move over to InDesign to create the layout of our insert. Here we'll learn about several features, including paragraph styles and character styles that will make the process of completing our design more efficient.
Introduction and Project Overview
1

Introduction and Project Overview

 
01:10
Popular Packaging Styles for CDs
2

Popular Packaging Styles for CDs

 
10:36
Front Cover: Document Setup and Logo Placement
3

Front Cover: Document Setup and Logo Placement

 
10:16
Front Cover: Adding Album Title and a Background Texture
4

Front Cover: Adding Album Title and a Background Texture

 
08:33
Front Cover: Beginning to Add Paths to Our Design
5

Front Cover: Beginning to Add Paths to Our Design

 
08:32
Front Cover: Creating Glowing Linework Using Paths
6

Front Cover: Creating Glowing Linework Using Paths

 
10:54
Front Cover: Adding Glow to Our Logo and Album Title
7

Front Cover: Adding Glow to Our Logo and Album Title

 
09:12
Front Cover: Adding Color to Our Front Cover
8

Front Cover: Adding Color to Our Front Cover

 
11:05
Front Cover: Finishing Touches
9

Front Cover: Finishing Touches

 
09:40
Back Cover: Document Setup and Adjusting Images of the Band
10

Back Cover: Document Setup and Adjusting Images of the Band

 
11:17
Back Cover: Creating Watermarks of Our Band Member Images
11

Back Cover: Creating Watermarks of Our Band Member Images

 
07:18
Layout: Beginning Our Layout in InDesign
12

Layout: Beginning Our Layout in InDesign

 
10:22
Layout: Creating Paragraph Styles
13

Layout: Creating Paragraph Styles

 
08:16
Layout:  Mapping InDesign Styles to MS Word Styles
14

Layout: Mapping InDesign Styles to MS Word Styles

 
10:44
Layout: Applying Our Character Style
15

Layout: Applying Our Character Style

 
09:55
Back Cover:  Planning for Linework on the Back Cover
16

Back Cover: Planning for Linework on the Back Cover

 
06:53
Back Cover:  Finishing Touches
17

Back Cover: Finishing Touches

 
12:04
Layout: Finishing Our Album Insert Layout
18

Layout: Finishing Our Album Insert Layout

 
12:48