#1
hey Pit,

I just finished making the album artwork for my band's demo CD (which we haven't even recorded, I was just a bit bored) and I wondered what the Pit might think of it, also, so this thread isn't spam, post your own/your band's album artwork if you've made any.

mine (SFW version)
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Get rid of the earth and the black stuff and it'll be even better. It looks a tad unprofessional otherwise.
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so, microsoft paint or photoshop?
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Please uncensored version? Seriously, ty.

What genre is your band? That might help us critique it.

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Get rid of the earth and the black stuff and it'll be even better. It looks a tad unprofessional otherwise.

the black stuff is only here for this thread, so I don't get banned. I was trying to go for the effect of the earth being part of the beautiful girl (although in the original, she is a bit ugly face-wise) and was supposed to represent how we're killing something beautiful (the earth) for money etc.

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so, microsoft paint or photoshop?

GIMP.

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Please uncensored version? Seriously, ty.

What genre is your band? That might help us critique it.

we're hard rock/metal, politically oriented (or I like to think so anyway)

and the uncensored has been PM'd
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#11
I think it's awful.
Sorry.

Everything seems to be, like, mismatched.

EDIT: ^ Ok, I kind of get it now.
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the black stuff is only here for this thread, so I don't get banned. I was trying to go for the effect of the earth being part of the beautiful girl (although in the original, she is a bit ugly face-wise) and was supposed to represent how we're killing something beautiful (the earth) for money etc.

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#13
This picture actually came from me trying to "destroy" a piece I made in Photoshop. I wasn't happy with what I had (I was making star fields), and I just decided, for shits and giggles, to put random, strange filters on it, and try to decimate any work I had made.

Turns out I liked what I did to it after a few filters, and I just desaturated the colors, and made it blue.



That's the picture I used as the "album cover" for my ambeint electronic track.

And, yes, I know it looks similar to the stock Windows wallpaper on XP, but that wasn't my intention. I didn't even know that wallpaper existed until months after making my pic.


EDIT: Also, I inverted the above pic and saved it, as well.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h152/FAngel20/My%20Art/Lightspeed2.jpg

I think both look good.
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I agree, now that I look at it, it does look unprofessional. It looked like it was put together in an hour in photoshop. Try to find an artist to draw it.

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I agree, now that I look at it, it does look unprofessional. It looked like it was put together in an hour in photoshop. Try to find an artist to draw it.

It was, only I used GIMP because I don't have photoshop. We don't have any money and this is just a sort of concept, I just wanted a bit of constructive criticism on the general idea.

edit: now that you've all mentioned it, it does look really tacky and unproffesional, I think I'll have to spend a serious amount of time on it. Ah well.
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#16
If you want to give it the look of something beautiful dying, and use that girl, without having it look so cheaply done, make it look like the Earth is drying up; use an art tool to dry her skin up, put wrinkles on it.

Edit: If you give me the original, maybe I can use some stuff in Paint.net to make it look cooler

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#17
yours sucks. refigure that constructively. girl is too distracting, the money in the background is cliche, boring, bla etc, just start over from scratch. i am very fond of album covers that are pretty much blank other than some little to the side that catches your interest, and says something at the same time.

yours is currently a cluster**** of random **** that makes me want to cry and pee my pants


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If you want to give it the look of something beautiful dying, and use that girl, without having it look so cheaply done, make it look like the Earth is drying up; use an art tool to dry her skin up, put wrinkles on it.

Edit: If you give me the original, maybe I can use some stuff in Paint.net to make it look cooler

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Yeah, if you don't want the girl to be too distracting, liven up the background. But if guys see a naked girl no the shelves, they'll pick it up, but they may also listen to the music and find out they like it. I say keep the girl, but spice everything else up.

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Yeah, if you don't want the girl to be too distracting, liven up the background. But if guys see a naked girl no the shelves, they'll pick it up, but they may also listen to the music and find out they like it. I say keep the girl, but spice everything else up.

I didn't really want the girl there as a sexual thing or as a pornographic element, she's supposed to represent beauty, but it is true that most guys if they saw her would be temped to pick it up I suppose
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#22
If you don't want any sexual thoughts or themes on the album you really should just do a flower, or something else beautiful... like a newborn baby Earth.

No, JESUS HOLDING A BABY EARTH! IT'S DYING! OUR WORLD IS DYING FROM THE MONEY AND GREED!

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If you don't want any sexual thoughts or themes on the album you really should just do a flower, or something else beautiful... like a newborn baby Earth.

No, JESUS HOLDING A BABY EARTH! IT'S DYING! OUR WORLD IS DYING FROM THE MONEY AND GREED!

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yeah I suppose so. It didn't really seem sexual to me, as a homosexual, if I'd wanted it sexual I would have used a guy.
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Yeah, I've learned it's good not to please OR offend any specific audience. Make racist jokes about Black people, you please the white community, shun the black community. Make jew jokes, shun the Jewish, make the Athiests happy. See what I mean? If you're gay and do a naked man, you're offending straight men. Female prostitutes offend some female women as they feel they're being forced.

They're really not, but your current album cover may shadow your female listeners.


...not really, but it IS America...

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Yeah, I've learned it's good not to please OR offend any specific audience. Make racist jokes about Black people, you please the white community, shun the black community. Make jew jokes, shun the Jewish, make the Athiests happy. See what I mean? If you're gay and do a naked man, you're offending straight men. Female prostitutes offend some female women as they feel they're being forced.

They're really not, but your current album cover may shadow your female listeners.


...not really, but it IS America...

ah but it isn't, I'm in Britain, the 51st state.

I get what you're saying though, it never really occured to me is all, she was never meant to be pornographic, simply something beautiful and pure (hence the nakedness). Perhaps a young child would have been better (obviously not naked).
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#26
Original cover please.
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seems a bit sloppy tbh



this is an idea for our demo.
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Perhaps a young child would have been better (obviously not naked).


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seems a bit sloppy tbh



this is an idea for our demo.

that's pretty nice actually

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that's pretty nice actually

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I'd say, keep the money background on your album. I liked that bit. But the rest of it needs cleaning up.
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I'd say, keep the money background on your album. I liked that bit. But the rest of it needs cleaning up.

It's my favourite bit too. I think I'll spend a few hours working on it tomorrow (it's 5 to midnight here) and post back then with a new version, as for now, I'm off to bed.
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seems a bit sloppy tbh


this is an idea for our demo.

If I'm in a record store and I see something with a cool cover I will buy it. And if I walked by and saw that, I would pick it up. You have my luck with the demo
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If I'm in a record store and I see something with a cool cover I will buy it. And if I walked by and saw that, I would pick it up. You have my luck with the demo


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