CD Cover Design Case Study

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The name of this album is “View from Hear”, there’s a play on words so I tried to do the same visually- the client and I went through various drafts before deciding on this design. The genre of music is Christian Rock, the goal was to not hit people over the head with Christian symbolism so I approached it with a neutral design first and then sprinkled subtle spirituality through out- Vuala. Below are a collection of stock photo’s I used to create this piece.

Also below are other cover designs created for this project that didn’t make the cut. They were all created using photoshop. As you can see they all use a similar color palette which was specified by the client- I think that they’re all very nice but of course I have a bias. Greatness!

source: illustration design blog

10 Responses to “CD Cover Design Case Study”

  1. soneromayor Says:

    Thanks for the layout!

  2. Carly Says:

    Lovely – the chosen is my favoirte.

  3. Melanie Says:

    A lot of times I do not like Photoshop designs, they tend to be cheesy depending on how well the layers are blended, but these designs are very impressive! Great job :D

  4. Stone Says:

    Thanks much Melanie! :)

  5. David Dylan Says:

    Great design, I like the winner best too. It reminds me of some of the great sleeve designs of the sixties and seventies. I have an album by Strawbs for example which I cherish for the design alone.

    I once even contemplated, quite seriously, to construct plexiglass cases for my album sleeves and mount them on the wall as decoration.

    Joolz Denby still does some nice work for New Model Army albums, but it’s just not the same at CD size.

  6. David Dylan Says:

    PS: Curious how you did the edge effect, the paint strokes border, I mean.

  7. Nando Says:

    Thanks for the kudos David, I achieved the painted border effect using photoshop. layer upon layer, I used a canvas texture for the base and layered the painted border on top and set it to screen, and then a few more layers on top of that. Glad you liked it.

  8. Rostyslav Says:

    Other kind of cover design
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWAKd210-Sg

  9. maggie Says:

    hello! i love your designs, i am a singer and im working on making a new music album and i would be really glad if you can give me tips on how to design the cover and stuffs. waiting for your reply, thanks :)

  10. Charlotte Leach Says:

    Cor! I really like your design it has inspired me for my media GCSE CD design coursework. What did the inside and the back look like? Would love to hear from you Charlotte :)

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