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Photoshop Tutorial: Create CD or DVD labels easily!

Requirements: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Prerequisite knowledge: An understanding of and experience using Photoshop. You probably know that consistency is key to effective brand building and maintenance. This tutorial shows you how to create labels easily to ensure consistent production across ...
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Featured Designer: Joshua Marc Levy

About Joshua Marc Levy: Joshua was born Jan 27- the same day as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lewis Carroll. He graduated SVA with honors in 1998 and worked in Entertainment Advertising and the Record Industry afterward. Shortly after leaving SVA, ...
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CD Packaging: MUM- Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy

Stare at these images for one whole minute without blinking and you will get goose bumps all over. The ‘paper-cut’ pictures of kids pasted on eerie photographs of the woods, lake, and mountains have a haunting effect. It’s as if ...
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Vinyl Packaging: Bob Hund Fantastiskt

Would you buy a single worth $3,650? The Swedish rock band Bob Hund released their single Fantastiskt (fantastic) as a 12" one copy vinyl record that only allows 30 playings. The record was placed on a turntable with the lyrics ...
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Viral Marketing- the good,the bad, & the ugly

Viral marketing campaigns use mystery, fun, and often, deception to help create buzz for a new product. Sometimes such campaigns succeed; sometimes they backfire. Let’s take a look at these cases and try to see what they did right and ...
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Featured Designer: Chris Rubino

About Chris Rubino: Chris's works have been exhibited in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and the U.S. He recently has created designs & illustrations for such clients as The New York Times, Banana Republic & The NY Public Theater. Rubino’s work ...
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CD Manufacturing: All About ID3 Tags

First, what is tagging? The process of including information other than sound into these digital audio files is commonly referred to as "tagging" in which you "tag" the audio file with additional information that describes the audio file. What is ...
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CD Packaging: Kanye Reveals 5 Alternate Album Covers

Do you remember Kanye West's album art drama? That seems like very old news but apparently, the guy is still not over it (maybe not until Nov 22, the official album release date...). He used the CD Packaging 'controversy' to ...
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DVD Packaging with HANDS

Horror films love hands in their movie posters and DVD artwork. Hands can show struggle, pain, anger, and desperation. And as we all know, hands are used to slice, chop, and strangle among others.  Here are movie posters and DVD ...
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Indie Musicians: “Grunt Work” is What Building Your Music Career is All About

Replace Your Misconceptions As a consultant and educator, it’s my job to replace your misconceptions about the music business with a dose of business savvy. It’s not surprising that so many artists don’t have a clue about how much grunt ...
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