Digi-PackDevelopment DiaryI started the construction of my physical CD by opening an existingtemplate, to do this I went to File > Open, once my selectionsopened I selected the correct template. Once I had the correcttemplate I then opened the pictures that I would use for the CD, Iused the same process that I followed to open the CD template.These are the pictures I chose. I wanted the model to be walkingaround the CD, jumping over the amps. Once I had opened thepictures I then edited them to make them brighter and morevisually appealing to do this I used the Level and Curves tool. Theshortcut for the Levels tool is ‘CMD > L’ and the shortcut forCurves is ‘CMD > M’.
Once I had finished editing the pictures I then had to select them todrag them onto the CD Template, to do this I used the magic wandtool, once I had it selected I traced around the model’s body and itselected the model and separated it fromthe background. I then selected the move tool and dragged the model onto the CD Template. I then had to resize the model as they did not fit properly onto the CD, to do this I used Free Transform, to do this I went to Edit > Free Transform; then making sure I held down the shift button, to make sure the picture stayed in proportion, I dragged the corners in to make the model the correct size. When I had finished this I put the amp in, I followed the same process that I did for the model, the only different that I did this time was rotate it, to do this I went to Edit > Transform > Rotate I then rotated the amp until it was at the correct angle, I then used the eraser tool rub out the bottom of the amp so it fittedagainst the inner circle of the CD. I then repeated this process with the next model and continued until I had covered the whole CD. After I had finished this I felt that the CD just looked too plain so I decided that I would link in the chequered pattern from the front cover in with the CD. To do this I first hid the layers with the model and amps on them so I had a clear background, I then started off with the lines that I would need to draw, I used the Line Tool to execute this, I set the thickness to 0.2cm so the line wasn’t too big but still able to be seen. Once I had completed this I merged the layers and then filled inevery other space with a different colour using the Fill Tool. I thenadded a Inner Shadow by double clicking onthe layer and selecting Inner Shadow with theopacity at 100 and changed the Distance, Size and
Choke until I had the desired effect. This is the finished product.
I then moved on to the inside cover, to do this I first created a new square Photoshop document, I did this by opening Photoshop and going to File > New, I then went onto custom and changes the centimetres to 22cm by 22cm as thiswould give me the same width as a A4 page. Once I had this pageset up I opened the first picture that I would be using as one of my four, to do this I went to File > Open. Once I had the picture open I then had to edit this picture, to do this I first wanted to fix the models skin to make it look smoother, I did this by using a technique called soft focus; this includes selecting the lasso tool and tracing around the models eyes and mouth, making sure I was onthe duplicated layer. I then inversed the selection and went to Filter > Gaussian Blur, I then changed the opacity of the layer to make the blur look subtle but effective, once I had the desired look I flattened the image, I did this by going to Layer > Flatten Image. Once I had finished with this process I then went onto changing the colour and tone of the picture, I did this by using levels (cmd+L) and
curves (cmd+M). This is my edited product, I then decided that thepicture would look better with a filter on it and after going throughlots of layers I decided that the film grain filter looked the best, I didthis by going to Filter > Film Grain. This is my finished product. Ithen put this onto my blank Photoshop document and used Free Transform to resize the image to fit into its designated quarter. I then repeated this whole process for each of the four pictures. This is my finished design for the pictures. I then wanted to add text to the inside slip sopeople could use it as a miniposter to put on their wall. I usedthe Text Tool for this, once I hadselected the tool I picked a font that Ithought would best fit the house stylefor the digi-pack, the font that I selectedwas Marker Felt and then I used FreeTransform to change the size andshape of the writing. This is the finishedproduct, I am very pleased with how thisturned out and if I was to go back anddo it again I don’t think I would do anything differently.
I then moved onto the Front Cover, this was aMash-up idea. To do this I first freehand drew adesign on a square piece of paper. Once I hadfinished the design I then scanned it onto mycomputer system using a scanner, this is what thepicture looked like once I had scanned it onto mysystem. I then opened this picture in Photoshopand duplicated the layer, to do this I had to go toLayer > Duplicate Layer. Once I had the layerduplicated I then selected the line tool and began drawing all of thestraight lines, once I had finished the straight lines I started withthe curved lines, to do this I first used the straight line from one point to the other, using the warp tool change the line so it fit against the drawing, I did this by going to Edit > Transform > Warp. After I had finished with the outline I stared to add colour, to do this I used the Fill Tool. I also wanted to add a realistic aspect to the front cover so I decided to replace the cartoon iPod with an actual iPod, to do this I took a picture of my iPod and then traced around the iPod using the Magic Wand Tool and then inversed the selection using Select > Inverse and then pressed the backspace button to get rid of the background. I then used the Magic Wand Tool again to select the screen, I then opened a picture of the Wheatus album cover and dragged it onto the iPod into the selection using the Move Tool, and resized it using Free Transform. This is the finished iPod. This is the finished product, I am very pleased with how this product has turned out as I feel it achieved the cartoon style I was going for.
I then created the template for the Digi-pack,to do this I opened a new Photoshopdocument, I did this the same way I did theprevious square document by going to File >New. I then dragged the Front Cover ontothe document using the Move Tool andresizing it using Free Transform. Once I hadthis in place I added a spine to separate the Frontand Back Cover, to do this I used the rectangle tool. Once I had finished with the I began the Back Cover, to do this I used the Rectangle Shape Tool to then fill in the left- hand corner of the document, I then double clicked on the shape layer to bring up I would be able to edit the colour and style of the box. I added an Inner Shadow to the box, I set the opacity to 100% and then adjusted the Distance, Choke and Size until I had my desired effect. This is when I added the text using the Text Tool. For the header I chose the font Marker Felt because I thought it would be better to keep the samehouse style throughout. And then for the list of tracks I decided to use the font Bangla because I thought itlooked better and fit into the style of myDigi-pack. I then added a barcode to theback cover, I did this by placing theimage onto the image and then resizing itusing Free Transform This is the finisheddesign for the back cover.
Once I had finished this I started to assemble my Digi-pack,because I already had the Front cover and back cover on thePhotoshop document I only needed to drag the Inside Cover andCD onto the document using the Move Tool. This is the finishedDigi-pack, I am very pleased with how this turned out, as there is acertain style throughout which I feel reflects the band well and thetone of the album.