Layer an at­mo­spheric metal de­sign

Utilise a spec­trum of fea­tures and tools both pop­u­lar and un­sung to forge a wicked metal mu­sic de­sign

Photoshop Creative - - TUTORIAL -

Mu­sic is an art form of­ten­times ac­com­pa­nied by an­other im­por­tant type of art: vi­su­als. Th­ese can greatly en­hance the fan’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the mu­sic. Take CD pack­ag­ing. The art­work em­bla­zoned on the cover is typ­i­cally a man­i­fes­ta­tion of the al­bum’s theme or a ren­der­ing of a key sub­ject in a fea­tured song. The lyrics and liner notes can be ac­com­pa­nied by art and tex­tures that are com­ple­men­tary to th­ese themes and sub­jects.

To form co­he­sive brand­ing, the vi­su­als are re­pur­posed for posters, promo kits, stage de­sign and dig­i­tal ex­pe­ri­ences. Thus, this as­so­ci­ated art­work can be very im­por­tant to the over­all mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence.

Here, you will tap into a va­ri­ety of Pho­to­shop fea­tures and tools in or­der to cre­ate an at­mo­spheric skull-scape for pro­mot­ing a fic­tional metal band’s lat­est al­bum. Masks and blend modes, the com­posit­ing all-stars, un­sur­pris­ingly fig­ure promi­nently in the steps. You will also utilise some things you may not use ev­ery day. Th­ese in­clude Blend If, a Gra­di­ent Map with the Steel Bar pre­set and the groovy Black­light Poster Color Lookup.

While the tu­to­rial is geared for CC, non-cc users who want in on the ac­tion can check the box­out for some tips and al­ter­na­tives for their ver­sion.

Let’s rock!

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