3 things I I may criticize cod-philosophically:Here is an updated version, (edited the pic and conformed it to standard album cover size): I know this is a musicians forum, but still wanted some feedback. My goal is to make it look like it's professional and not done by some absolute rookie (which I am).
Updated: I'm not good enough to do request 3 - I see what you mean but I don't think it's anything that is gonna kill it.3 things I I may criticize cod-philosophically:
1. Your full name is very small. This being printed out in actual cd album cover dimensions would be tiny and hard to read since it's already suffering from the uneven background.
2. I would get rid of your acronym at the bottom. It's either full name or acronym, not both.
3. Can you mask the bright cloud area around the first e of retribution and dial down the brightness a bit? The contrast makes it hard to read the e.
Edit: put the full name where the acronym is if you're getting rid of it. It's way easier to read down there at the dark bottom. But if you do, don't make the full name too big since it will pop out way more than your album title due to the contrast.
I like this version way more.Updated: I'm not good enough to do request 3 - I see what you mean but I don't think it's anything that is gonna kill it.
Here is an updated version, (edited the pic and conformed it to standard album cover size): I know this is a musicians forum, but still wanted some feedback. My goal is to make it look like it's professional and not done by some absolute rookie (which I am).
Here is the site I got it from and what they said about using the photos:Hi, if that's OK, I have a few observations I hope will help?
1- What genre of music is it?
2- Where did you find the image? Make sure use royalty-free images, or pay a license to the photographer. The photographer seems to have pulled it from Unsplash.com, so it would be important to contact him to find out why, and if it still can be used under the same license as when it was there.
3- The contrast between the bright top and the dark bottom is not exploited properly, imho, so we don't really know where to focus.
4- The title and your name seem to not be using the right font, or size, treatment, formatting, etc. Could be due to the high contrast isolating the top and the bottom.
Creativity often has quite a bit of trial and error.
Keep at it.
That really helps set the atmosphere, yes. Thanks!It's a weird blend of two different styles, but the cover is supposed to translate to this sort of style:
The album is dramatic initially and then transitions to a less dramatic feel.