Project #89512 - CD DESIGN PACKAGE

With this project, you will embark on your first major design assignment. This project has four parts.

  • Part One: You will design the cover sheet for the CD case.
  • Part Two: You will design the back cover sheet for the CD case.
  • Part Three: You will design the label for the 'actual' CD itself.
    • A Starter File is provided
  • Part Four: You will write an essay describing your design process.
  • You will be designing a CD label for a MUSIC CD.
    • You choose your audience
    • Age group, type of music
    • Do your research on your type of audience!
  • What is your message?
  • You can use an existing Single Artist or Band.
    • Pretend the Singer/Band hired you to design their next new CD release.
    • Remember, do your research on CD's that are already on the market.
      • What are the common elements and HOW ARE ALL THOSE ELEMENTS RANKED.
  • You CAN use the Lorem Ipsum paragraph generator for block text.
  • Keep in mind, to use the same theme for all files in this project.

 

Requirements

  • Cover and Back Cover Dimensions: 4.75" X 4.75"
  • Label Diameter:  4.5"   Donut Hole Diameter:  1"
  • Resolution: 72 ppi
    • NOTE:  If you want to use your CD design in the future, you can build your project at a higher resolution first and save your project.  Then for the purpose of this class, fix your resolution and save under a different file name.  MAKE SURE YOU UPLOAD THE CORRECT FILE!
  • Color Mode:  RGB
  • Tools/Techniques (USE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING AT LEAST ONCE).
    • Making Selections (Selection Tools)
    • Text Effects by using Layer Styles
    • Color/Gradient
    • Painting Tools
    • Layer Mask
    • Adjustment Layer
    • Clipping Mask
    • Blending Mode
    • Filters
    • Organize Layers (names and groups)
  • MINIMUM CONTENT
    • Title
    • Content Description
    • Copyright
  • Apply ALL FOUR BASIC PRINCIPLES of Graphic Design: Contrast, Alignment, Repetition and Proximity.
  • Submit PSD file of your project.
  • Submit a 1 - 2 page, document describing how you applied the Design Principles to your project. You can submit as a DOC file or print out and hand in during classtime on the due date. 
    • Example: Describe HOW and WHY you APPLIED Contrast to your composition.  Describe HOW and WHY you APPLIED Alignment with your elements.  Describe HOW and WHY you APPLIED Repetition to your composition.  Describe HOW and WHY you APPLIED Proximity (spatial relationships) between your elements and to the edge of your workspace.
  • In class presentation.

Subject Art
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/27/2015 05:00 pm
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