Drafting for the CD Front Insert Anand, Trupti & Urvi
CD Front Cover Idea 1
This was our first CD cover however with many opinions we decided to work on this to a further extent. Here the crack effect is used on one side of her face and her body. This reinforces the state of mind she is in. The font, ‘Champagne & Limousines’, was very formal and easy to read.
Steps To Making Front Cover 1
Black & White Effect
- Went to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. To Make the saturation 0
- Then Renamed the layer: 'Black & White Picture'
- Duplicate 'Black & White Picture' layer and then it was renamed into 'B&W Picture Copy'.
- In the 'Black & White Picture' layer, the smudge tool was used with opacity 77% and it was smudged around the person (Sandhya) so the she was not smudged but the buildings were.
- Tutorial to make the crack effect - http://wegraphics.net/blog/tutorials/photoshop/how-to-create-a-realistic-crack-effect-on-face/
- After using the previous tutorial, the crack is a brush. The brush was then used to put cracks on the face and shirt.
- 'Still Not Broken' font - Champagne & Limousines Size 36
- 'Sandhya Acharya' font - Champagne & Limousines Size 12
CD Front Cover Idea 2 (v1)
This was another attempt at the CD front cover. This looks more like a CD cover than the previous attempts. The crack effect is shown in this image and the purpose of this is to reinforce the fact she is half broken but ‘still not broken’. We decided to change the font to the plain ‘Myriad Pro’. The font in this is quite simple and is not very eye catching. To improve the font can be in bold.
CD Front Cover Idea 2 (v2)
Here the font is bold and stands more than the previous attempt. Also to make the CD cover look more professional, a Gassian Blur was used to reinforce her fragmented state of mind. Also it shows that the artist wishes to blur her memories and forget about them.
CD Front Cover Idea 2 (v3)
In this image there is a white glow added to ‘Still Not broken’. This was done because the black text from the previous attempt clashed with the top the Sandhya was wearing therefore the white glow was added in order for the text to be seen much clearer.
CD Front Cover Idea 2 (v4)
This was the same layout to idea 6 however this is without the crack effect.
CD Front Cover Idea 2 (v5)
All previous versions were not in the correct dimensions therefore this attempt had to be redone on a different canvas.
CD Front Cover Idea 2 (v6) The font looked too simplistic so we decided to bring back ‘Champagne & Limousines’ from the previous idea. We decided to combine the cracks from the other idea into this one to improve the look of this idea and to further reinforce the album name
CD Front Cover Idea 3 (v1)
This was the third attempt for the CD front cover. This effect was to reinforce her life as miserable and unhappy. However the font here doesn't really stand out and is not eye catching for the audience. Also for a CD front cover to be successful it needs to have an appealing look therefore after many opinions on this we decided this is not the CD front cover we will be using.
CD Front Cover Idea 3 (v2)
Developing on the second CD front cover idea, we missed out the artists name and this is shown in this image on the left. However the cover still looks quite simple and does not send out the message to the audience of what her album is based on.
CD Front Cover Idea 3 (v3)
This version is different in terms of the album title ‘Still Not Broken’ which is in bold and stands out more.