My Second Album Design
Juan M. Valero
Apr 20 2008, 11:49 AM
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Well, I've been working on the design of my second solo album, and that's the result. I did it by myself so it's really simple tongue.gif

So what do you think ?? and please be sincere !! wink.gif






I will release it as soon as possible, I just need to write a text (I will write it in another post because I want that you correct my misspellings tongue.gif ) and find the correct sizes for the pics (does somebody knows them ?? biggrin.gif)


Another think, this album is FOR FREE, and I'm gonna ask Kris if can upload it also to GMC website and if somebody want to write a review o just write few words about it I will be very pleased.
well, I put a DONATION LINK in Myspace so when you listen to it you will be able to make a small (or big) contribution.

That's all, I will speak more about this album when I complete it biggrin.gif See you !!
Please comment what do you think about this design, I can do some changes yet tongue.gif

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Hisham Al-Sanea
Apr 20 2008, 11:57 AM
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very nice design juan but you have to clear your picture

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Apr 20 2008, 12:09 PM
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Nice simple and effective design only crit i have is that the sharp edge that seperates the sun(or moon) from the maintheeme, if you could blur it out and let the smoke travel alittle bit into the text it would be nice, thats just my opinion smile.gif

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Juan M. Valero
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QUOTE (Siggum @ Apr 20 2008, 01:09 PM) *
Nice simple and effective design only crit i have is that the sharp edge that seperates the sun(or moon) from the maintheeme, if you could blur it out and let the smoke travel alittle bit into the text it would be nice, thats just my opinion smile.gif


yeah, that's a good idea, I don't know if could do this, but I'll try it smile.gif

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Loving the back juan not to sure about the front the writings cool but the pic does not look quite right not being cheeky but if you would like i could have a quick go at it
P.s i would defo buy the album of ya

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Apr 20 2008, 12:20 PM
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Hi Juan,

Question: What genre is your CD in?
Would like to know that before I give my opinion.

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I sometimes buy albums based on the cover, lots of times this will tell plenty of what's to expect from the music.
Sorry but I would not buy this based on it's cover. I'd only get it since it's you and I know you rock.
The cover gives a lot of signals about this album that I'm sure isn't supposed to be.

If I were you, I'd change it completely.

That's my sincere and honest answer wink.gif

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Juan M. Valero
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QUOTE (StringBender @ Apr 20 2008, 01:20 PM) *
Hi Juan,

Question: What genre is your CD in?
Would like to know that before I give my opinion.


mmm it's a really difficult question... heavy metal with some progresive, "happy metal", electronic, experimental and also symphonic... XD

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Cant wait for it, Im really impressed with what i heard before. Looks to be awesome! smile.gif

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Juan M. Valero
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QUOTE (Bondy @ Apr 20 2008, 01:13 PM) *
Loving the back juan not to sure about the front the writings cool but the pic does not look quite right not being cheeky but if you would like i could have a quick go at it
P.s i would defo buy the album of ya


well, I wanted a pic that reminds my avatar, so I get it with some changes...

QUOTE (MickeM @ Apr 20 2008, 01:37 PM) *
I sometimes buy albums based on the cover, lots of times this will tell plenty of what's to expect from the music.
Sorry but I would not buy this based on it's cover. I'd only get it since it's you and I know you rock.
The cover gives a lot of signals about this album that I'm sure isn't supposed to be.

If I were you, I'd change it completely.

That's my sincere and honest answer wink.gif


Thanks for your answer MickeM, mmm maybe this front is not apropiate for my style... it's really difficult !!! blink.gif

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I think it's a good idea, but too rough if you understand.
Should be worked on some more to get it clearer and smoother smile.gif

If you want I'll help you out, I work as a Graphic Designer and know a few tricks wink.gif

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QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Apr 20 2008, 02:43 PM) *
mmm it's a really difficult question... heavy metal with some progresive, "happy metal", electronic, experimental and also symphonic... XD


Hi Juan,

If that is your genre the cover is not bad at all. The black color reflects abit what to expect when you would buy your CD. Offcourse a CD cover really does not have to reflect the music what will be inside. A CD cover could look anyway you or your band wants to wink.gif

Anyway, You made it yourself so there is a personal touch from you in there. Black fits the style. It also does not look like there millions out there(it's original). hmm, not bad at all.

Maybe you can give the cover some soft color tones. Maybe on the font or just as decoration.

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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Apr 20 2008, 09:40 AM) *
I think it's a good idea, but too rough if you understand.
Should be worked on some more to get it clearer and smoother smile.gif

If you want I'll help you out, I work as a Graphic Designer and know a few tricks wink.gif


I have to agree, it needs some polish if nothing else. I'm an amateur graphic designer myself so maybe it's just my picky eye tongue.gif

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Juan M. Valero
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well I think I should change the front biggrin.gif

The back (IMHO) is good enough and I love this background !!! hehe, it's my desktop and my myspace background tongue.gif

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The back is fine but I would still put an opaque picture of the jem without any effects on it rather than the way it is now, but thats just me being picky. I was mostly speaking of the front though.

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I cant wait for that I love your music Juan.

And technocopter is on it wub.gif

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Juan M. Valero
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Apr 21 2008, 11:10 PM) *
I cant wait for that I love your music Juan.

And technocopter is on it wub.gif


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If you like tecnocopter (I think I shoud add the H there tongue.gif mmm maybe I'll change all names an put it in English biggrin.gif) you will be happy when you read this new... I have a project with one DJ !!!! rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif That's true !!!! I'm gonna record some Metal-electronic stuff tongue.gif

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