A branch in the field of graphic design which is called an album artwork has been long ignored by graphics designer because it has the preconceived notion of being minute towards the music industry. However, that is completely false it is what symbolises the music industry and a the digital music itself. An album cover art print is very paramount because through the image, the artist can depict a single graphic idea that sums the album or the mix tape up so that listeners will get the immediate message on what the music deliver as in part and parcel to the album cover design.
An 11 minutescreen capture videowith a title of Custom Mixtape Cover Design | Jay Crotch was posted by a YouTube channel named Mixtape Monopoly. The channel is original from the website called DesignerMixtape.com, a professional website that offers a Custom Mixtape Cover design service. The service is very reliable as there are not many websites doing line of work for a cheap price. Besides, the website offers a basic custom mixtape album cover from as low as 100 USD. Moreover, they also sell ready made cover. The video showcases on how to make an album cover art in Mac OS X.
Photoshop CC was being chosen asthe designers primary software tool in designing the album cover. This is because the software is complex yet portable in size so that is doesn’t rely on jacked up graphics card. After downloading some raw photos from the internet, the graphics designer crops Jay Critchalone by using a polygonal marquee tool which he then proceeds to make the plain canvas of the artwork as a blank white image. He then fills the canvas up with extra cropped images such as a car and a sunset to make the cover more appealing. Lastly hethen retouched the image to enhance the quality on the image.