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Old 04-03-2005, 02:43 PM
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CD Cover for a friend

Hi

New to this site. I wanted a few opinions on this CD cover I designed for my friend who is releasing a song. I had to make it cartoon like, but the photo we took of her came out very well (i thought) so didn't want to change it too much.

Let me know what you think.

I haven't done many things like this before, usually just a hobby playing on photoshop and her record company asked me to design a cover! I hope they like it!

James
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Old 04-03-2005, 07:20 PM
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Okay, that looks pretty cool. Very colorful and eye catching. The one thing I would like to see changed is the "weapon" she's holding. It needs more contrast and some lighting tweaks to match the background she's in. It needs shadows that are deep and highlights that sparkle, maybe some read "reflections" from the environment. Just make it a little more interesting.

I think the pic of the girl is good, but it could use some manipulation to make it look less like she's "pasted" into the scene, unless of course you're going for that effect, which is a perfectly valid choice in this context.

Below is an example of the gun stuff that I messed around with. It's just me trying to illustrate what I mean by the comments above. Interesting composition and it should make a really good CD cover.
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:35 AM
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Thanks for your words of advice.
By the time I had read it though, the record company had already decided to go to print, so I was unable to change anything! darn!



Ah well, for my first attempt at a cover...I'm pleased.
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