Course Summary


Course name:
Designing a CD Cover Hands-On Workshop

Nigel French

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Software works on:
Mac and Windows

Designing a CD Cover Hands-on Workshop with author Nigel French shows how to design a CD package using a combination of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat. This course looks at the range of CD package formats available, surveys some of the most successful CD and record covers of all time, and provides hands-on practical information for how to set up the project, and ultimately, how to get it printed. Exercise files are included with the course.
Topics include:

* Working with templates
* Combining type and images
* Selecting and preparing images
* Experimenting with color and transparency
* Designing with a grid
* Applying consistent formatting with paragraph, character, and object styles
* Laying out the track listing
* Creating a logo
* Making a print-ready PDF