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CD Cover AssignmentInstructions
Outline• To try to put some of the things we havelearned into practice, you will be asked todesign an album cover for a fi...
Album Covers
Band nameAlbum titleBandImage
Consider• Music Genre• Title Font• Target Audience• Artist Connotations (throughprops, locations, costume)
But Mostly Consider...• This assignment is not about becomingexperts of album covers but of challengingand testing yoursel...
A Few Inspirations?
And Ones To Avoid
A Few Rules• Your album cover must include at least oneoriginal photo/scanned image (you maycombine this with found images...
Finally...• Keep Things Practical: if you can’t get imagesfor Monday then take a picture of yourself andtest out what you ...
Photographs• Take multiple shots from different angles(always do one close-up)• Think about framing & lighting- don’t over...
Album cover opening
Album cover opening
Album cover opening
Album cover opening
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  1. 1. CD Cover AssignmentInstructions
  2. 2. Outline• To try to put some of the things we havelearned into practice, you will be asked todesign an album cover for a fictional artist.
  3. 3. Album Covers
  4. 4. Band nameAlbum titleBandImage
  5. 5. Consider• Music Genre• Title Font• Target Audience• Artist Connotations (throughprops, locations, costume)
  6. 6. But Mostly Consider...• This assignment is not about becomingexperts of album covers but of challengingand testing yourself in terms of what you areable to do.
  7. 7. A Few Inspirations?
  8. 8. And Ones To Avoid
  9. 9. A Few Rules• Your album cover must include at least oneoriginal photo/scanned image (you maycombine this with found images, but better ifyou do not)• You must draw out a design of the album thatyou try to stick to- this will force you to try tochallenge yourself on Photoshop
  10. 10. Finally...• Keep Things Practical: if you can’t get imagesfor Monday then take a picture of yourself andtest out what you want to do.• This is about practice (this entails someexperimenting and things going wrong)
  11. 11. Photographs• Take multiple shots from different angles(always do one close-up)• Think about framing & lighting- don’t overlyrely on Photoshop• If you are going to select the ‘artist’ thenconsider the background and things like hair
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