When you purchase a song from ITunes or any other music store, the album cover art is almost bought to full attention, this is because, an album cover is paramount in signifying what is the respective artist trying to achieve. Not only it signifies the genre of the song, but also acts as a symbolic arc of what the artist is trying to achieve. For example, rap album coverdesign involves in the heavy depiction of materialistic semblance in both tangible and in tangible substance. Hence an expert in the field graphic design is much needed in order to help artist in designing the cover art.
Recently, a YouTube video titled Custom Mixtape Cover Design | Jay Critch was posted by a channel named Mixtape Monopoly. The channel is an extended promo on the website DesignerMixtape.com which offers services such as selling ready made Custom Mixtape Cover and also a custom mixtape cover starting from a basic service that costs around 100 USD. The basic is not painstakingly high compared to other professional artwork designing website services. In the video, a graphicdesigner from the website shows a time lapsed video on how to make an album coverfrom the get go.
The designer used a very particular software called Photoshop CC due to its high capability yet light weight in size and also processing time. First, photos were chosen from the internet, the album is going to he centred on the rapper called Jay Critch, hence his photo was cropped using a polygonal marquee tool, the background is deleted and he uses a white plain canvas background at first. Next he fills in on what background that is chosen and also made the artwork more saturated. After adding some typographies, the artwork is finalized with an image touch up.