In this series of lessons, we'll focus on designing album artwork in Photoshop. We'll begin by learning about two popular packaging designs for CDs. After learning a little about our client, we'll begin designing the front cover of a CD insert in Photoshop. While working on the front cover, we'll learn how we can incorporate various other elements into our design, including a vector logo and textures. Next, we'll move on and begin to create the back cover of our insert, taking into account the lyrics that will appear on top of it. Finally, we'll move over to InDesign to create the layout of our insert. Here we'll learn about several features, including paragraph styles and character styles that will make the process of completing our design more efficient. Software required: Photoshop CS4, InDesign CS4.
Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.