how do i make a mixtape cover?

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adz1992

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im probably just searching the wrong thing
but is there a tutorial out there for mixtape(cd) covers?

+rep who gives the link to the best one
 

scribbler

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im a free lance designer and work for record labels and specialise in album and mixtape artwork aswell as promotional print... so any questions im here.
 
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[QUOTE="scribbler, post: 0]im a free lance designer and work for record labels and specialise in album and mixtape artwork aswell as promotional print... so any questions im here.[/quote]

Hey ho! I found this topic through Google!

I actually wanted to learn how to make mixtape/cd covers, like these:














Like, what's needed, what do they use ? I used to work with photoshop a couple of years ago and I was pretty good at it - wallpapers, headers, signatures etc.

Today I'm a fulltime linux user and I wanted to try making covers with GIMP. Any tips ?
 
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[QUOTE="TheBengaliKid, post: 0]Ayo you rap man? I do the same thing im tryna get a mixtape cover too. Maybe we cud help each other out you know what im sayin?[/quote]

No I dont rap, and I cant make covers yet, I'm just asking for help :rolleyes:

[QUOTE="ocmwpsycho-93, post: 0]if you google it there shuld be plenty of tuts[/quote]

I tried googling but didnt find a decent one. But I'm not looking for a tutorial on "how to make a mixtape cover". I want to know what elements, which effects etc are being used so I can master it in different types of art.
 

Renzoblade

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[QUOTE="TheBengaliKid, post: 0]Ayo you rap man? I do the same thing im tryna get a mixtape cover too. Maybe we cud help each other out you know what im sayin?[/quote]

I do, been at it for a few years now
 

adz1992

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[QUOTE="TheBengaliKid, post: 0]Ayo you rap man? I do the same thing im tryna get a mixtape cover too. Maybe we cud help each other out you know what im sayin?[/quote]


yeah i am actually lol

this is an old topic, i still havnt got the cover finalised because ive only had ones i've made and they dont get the feel i want to be put across

wow lol i thought this had died

i guess if any designers would be up for it lol just hit at me on my msn - [email protected]
 

scribbler

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There is no specific template to a cd cover, the examples shown are done compositing a bunch of pics together and balancing them to fit together. Most of the work is done looking for your images, there are plenty of stock photo websites, and searching google images can also help if you dedicate your search to only extra large images. There is no way I could break down how every cover was done, would take way too long. If there is one you like in particular I can break it down for you.
 

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[QUOTE="scribbler, post: 0]There is no specific template to a cd cover, the examples shown are done compositing a bunch of pics together and balancing them to fit together. Most of the work is done looking for your images, there are plenty of stock photo websites, and searching google images can also help if you dedicate your search to only extra large images. There is no way I could break down how every cover was done, would take way too long. If there is one you like in particular I can break it down for you.[/quote]

Why did you bumb a 3 week old thread?
 

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if you're lookin to print it I can finda template for you(same one I used when I made a mixtape cover)The cover I made was more like an album cover though..
but if you want a cover like that you need to be good at photoshop basics first
but if you got high quality pictures it should pretty simple, I could make a tut but I don't know if I have time

Also to da dude that raps, if you ever need beats hit me up at www.myspace.com/nobodyfamousbeats
we can talk pricing on there
 
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