How To Design Album Cover
For ordinary fans, music is associated with concerts, musical instruments, TV shows and fun, however, there is a certain category of people called “professional musicians” which has to think constantly about more trivial things which are inseparable from music. Musicians can’t ignore the importance of creating a cool cover for their albums which has to reveal the theme of the whole album 😰
Cover art has changed throughout all these years but it still defines a look of the album. Paintings, collages and photos are the usual attributes of modern CDs so musicians spend much time on making it as eye-catching as possible. But what if we choose another way? Let’s make not a photo-based cover but a graphical one! Of course, the idea is not exactly a fresh one but according to our research, out of 50 album covers you may find only 1 graphic-based. Just this single fact proves that your cover will have more chances to be noticed!
So you are definitely a lucky one because if you are reading this tutorial now, it means that you have found a perfect free app for creating graphic designs. Covers created in Vectr are scalable and suitable for printing, and what is more, here you can reveal all your fantasy and create something really special 😉
Before we start designing, let’s have a look at some best examples of graphic album covers!
First of all, we should set a background for our cover. For that fill the workspace with a shape and the shape with a color you wish. You may choose it in the Background section in the right toolbar.
We want to create a plate at first and we need the Ellipse shape for that. Adjust the size of the shape by clicking the workspace and dragging until the shape appears at your preferred size. To maintain shape proportions hold the ⇧ shift key at the same time. Add a few paths to make it more realistic. Then, double-click a path to begin editing. As you see, it consists of points and in order to make your path rounded just double-click a middle point and move it as you wish.
Our next step is creating sound symbols above the plate. We use the Rectangle shape for that (there are three of them in each sign). To rotate two of them, hover just outside a control point (not directly over top of it) until the rotate handle appears, then click and drag. In order to merge all parts, use the Geometry tools, they appear when you have more than one element selected. Merge tool adds all of your paths together, to create a new path.
To add the name of your album, use the Text tool. Vectr also allows you to change the font, size, and color of the text.
You also can add a cool frame for the cover 😉
When your work is done you can export it to your PC by using the Export button. Just choose the format of the image you want to have!
And now our album is ready for the top charts with such hits as “You are a picture I would upload” and “Baby, you can’t change me because I’m not vecrorized” 😄
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