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Create Rad Album Art from Photos

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Submitted by: Jessica Patrick

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First, take some photos of friends, family, yourself, your dog, or anyone that strikes your fancy! Then, make a collage out of your pictures in the software of your choice and turn it into some rad Album art! Experiment with filters, add shapes and colors, and think about how you can create a design out of your photos. Maybe you could bring in a found image or pattern into your work, or maybe you could cut up your photos to create unique shapes- the possibilties are endless!
Finally, come up with a band name and album title to add to your design piece. Think about your music genre and what decade it would be released in. And most importantly, be creative, and have fun!

(This task combines the Visual Assignment, 'Unsuspecting Friends' and the Design assignment, 'Your Big Break.' But your friends don't have to be unsuspecting here. By all means, get permission to photograph your friends)!

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Submissions So Far

Razor’s Edge

Where the 80s music is at!

The collage above is from the Bank Assignment where you create a collage to make a music cover page with a band and album name. Using PS Express, I filtered the image with red but I think the cover looks better with the black …

Lemon Milk Screamo Remix

For this remix visual assignment I remixed this assignment with this parental advisory remix card.

This was actually really fun to make because I was able to mess around with edits on a picture of my brother and I. I made the saturation levels very high and I sharpened the …

Manic Harts: Into the Night

I was originally inspired by my first attempt at album art when I completed the assignment ‘Unsuspecting Friends.’ The task was just to create a collage, but I had such a fun time experimenting with the design of it, that I wanted to create my own design task.

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Tutorials So Far


Hi, and welcome to this tutorial! I created this assignment because this project was really fun to do, and I want you to see how fun it is to play with filters and layers. This tutorial is for Photoshop, although you can create your own album art in any photo …