CD Album Cover 'House of Gold and Bones'
Create the artwork for an album cover, iTunes icon and CD for a band of your choosing. All material used should be free to use for commercial purposes. I really enjoyed working on this brief as it allowed me to pick the music artist and be as creative as I liked.
I first sourced dozens of images to be used in the artwork before quickly organising them in Photoshop. Using the pen tool, I removed unneeded areas so I could first experiment with composition.
I used a mix of layer masks, overlays and adjustments to achieve most of the effects. Custom brushes were used for the scratches and scuffs. The clone stamp was used with layer duplication to patch in areas that needed to be removed. The glass proved quite challenging as I tried balance opacity with transparency.