It’s hard to find a person that doesn’t appreciate music. Indeed, music has become akin to breathing. It has become a means for humans to cope with whatever is happening in their lives. If you are a music artist or an aspiring one, you’ll know the struggle of creating good music. But what’s just as hard as making good music? Selecting the perfect album cover. There is a famous saying that asks people not to judge anything by its cover. Yes, this saying is mostly true, and yes,your music matters far more than an album cover. Still, having a good album cover will help attract a larger audience, so let’s see how you can create your music’s best cover art.
Before you go about creating that fantastic cover for your next disguise, you’ll need to understand a few things. First, you must understand who exactly you are. What type of person are you? What kind of music do you want to create. Next, identify the target audience. Do you want to attract the younger demographic, or do you want to make a throwback down memory lane for the older generation? Or do you want something in between? As a musician, you must have a fixed identity and target audience starting it out. Not only will this reflect on your album covers, but it’ll also help you garner a dedicated, loyal fan base.
Next, try to find inspiration from other, more famous artists. Remember, there is a difference between being inspired and flat out plagiarism. It’s okay to take different pieces of work as inspiration. Use it as a reference while creating your music and designing cover art.
The design process:
For the designing stage, you’ll need to adhere to some basic guidelines.Firstly you need to pick a base color for your album cover and work around it. The color you select should be representative of the mood or tone of your album. This is known as color psychology. You might not realize it, but choosing the right color can psychologically influence the listener. Additionally, you’ll need to select colors that complement each other well, or your album cover will be looking very odd. Also, ensure that you choose a clear, direct font and mixes with the color well.
Whether you want to create a cover yourself or pay someone to do it is entirely up to you and your skills. Have fun creating!