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Old 06-01-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Where do you get your album art?

Was wondering where some of you guys who have been doing this for a while get your album, single or ep artwork done? Do you guys pull in a friend, find someone on CL, have someone from your label do it, or DIY?

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I make it, or I commission another artist to make it.
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Old 06-01-2016, 09:52 PM   #3
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I make them myself since I've been into photoshop since the 90's.

What's "CL"?

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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I used to make my own album arts until I decided that I really suck at it, so I'm not going to do such things again. Hopefully, label will solve this in the future.

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Old 06-01-2016, 10:20 PM   #5
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

DiY most definitely these days. I'm far from a pro at ps but i've been bastardizing images long enough with it to know the basics of making something look good enough i think
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:24 PM   #6
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

CL=Craig's List...its like an uncensored/unmoderated online buy/sell/trade/personals

I usually do my own artwork. Likewise, I've been around photoshop long enough to make something look decent...if that doesn't work I just snap a B&W picture of an alley or something and drop the text on top ;p

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Old 06-01-2016, 10:30 PM   #7
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

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CL=Craig's List...its like an uncensored/unmoderated online buy/sell/trade/personals
Ok, thanks! Not everyone lives in the US. I thought he mean Champions League.

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Old 06-01-2016, 10:47 PM   #8
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Ok, thanks! Not everyone lives in the US. I thought he mean Champions League.
Sorry, my US-centricness came out a little bit there.

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Old 06-01-2016, 11:54 PM   #9
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

Honestly Craig's List is kind of shady these days so I wasn't sure Garruden meant that by CL at first myself.

There are places like fiverr.com as well where you can get services like graphic design as well. I know forum member @RFJ had some great luck getting inexpensive artwork through there for his last release.

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Old 07-01-2016, 12:52 AM   #10
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I make mine using freewares... Photofiltre7 or Gimp

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Old 07-01-2016, 01:29 AM   #11
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I used to draw them to paper and then scanning, but now I can just use a tablet to do that stuff.

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Old 07-01-2016, 01:52 AM   #12
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

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Honestly Craig's List is kind of shady these days so I wasn't sure Garruden meant that by CL at first myself.

There are places like fiverr.com as well where you can get services like graphic design as well. I know forum member @RFJ had some great luck getting inexpensive artwork through there for his last release.
I did :p

I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for my material. I kind of want to use some of the photographs I've taken but am trying to figure out the text/adding geometrical layers and such. Trying to figure out whether to teach myself or outsource.

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Old 07-01-2016, 02:02 AM   #13
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

Over the last 4 years I've been self learning photography, photoshop and logo designing to do album covers and artwork for myself, it's a good thing to learn how to do! I'd recommend going down that route to save money and to save yourself from copyright
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Old 18-01-2016, 05:09 PM   #14
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I make my own, but it's always worth keeping in touch with artistically inclined friends who could help out.
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Old 18-01-2016, 06:48 PM   #15
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Old 19-01-2016, 03:44 AM   #16
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

different artist I know personally and deviant art, but I think I will have to stop deviant art the more popular I get. Unless I have permission which I do for most things, but I dont for some.

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Old 19-01-2016, 06:07 AM   #17
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I'll be drawing my own my future new drawing tablet <3 (shit this idea has my so stoked) and some selfie photoshoppiness green background effecting.
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Old 19-01-2016, 07:56 AM   #18
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Old 24-04-2016, 05:13 PM   #19
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I thought I'd come back and share that I ended up using www.canva.com for my album art. Works pretty well for a free program and made the art on my sc with it.

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Old 27-04-2016, 07:18 PM   #20
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Re: Where do you get your album art?

I try to do my own as much as possible. I've made a lot for individual tracks, especially for the songs in my first album. The two full albums I've made have had original artwork. However, for an album I am working on now, a friend (graphic design student) has offered to help. I'm also planning a concept album that will be an edit of a screencap from a documentary.

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