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misguid3d

Here's an album cover for my band!

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Hey guys!

New poster (and user) here! I've done some designs and have been messing around with the programs. Originally, being an amateur photographer I got Affinity Photo for editing and quickly realized the amazing uses I could do with it. I do a lot of design work for the band now, logos for tshirts and stickers, show posters... I recently downloaded the trial for Affinity Designer and man, am I ever impressed!!! I will be buying it as well.

 

Again, I'm still pretty new at this whole world and learning every day so take it east on me! Haha.. Constructive criticism is definitely welcome! Anyways, here is my first real crack at it. I designed our entire album packaging (cover, back and insert panels. Here is a picture of the cover done with Affinity Photo.

 

 

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That looks great. 

 

Did you have a nice, large wood photo? Then a font layer with some sort of compositing mode to get the "SINNERS"?

 

I'm trying to learn how to achieve various "looks" and I am new to this.

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If you set the text colour to a mid-grey, the 'Colour Burn' blend mode will make it look black and the 'Colour Dodge' blend mode will make it look white against the greyscale wood layer. In both cases, the wood grain will show through from the layer below.


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Correct. It's pretty much what Alfred said. Play around with your colors and on the test layer, look at the blending options. Color burn is what was used here I believe. Also play with a bit of the opacity to help achieve the desired look.

 

Again, this is also coming from a newbie.

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