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Design a CD Label - Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

Jacquelin Vanderwood

1 Select New from File and make the size 5" x 5". Create a new layer as you never work on the Background layer. Choose the Elliptical Marquee tool and create the appropriate size disc which would be 4 5/8". The actual label will not touch the outside most part but will be clipped a little inside of it. The inside parameter will be 1 11/16" from the edge of the outside measurement. Use the Ruler tool and check the Ruler data to make sure everything is correct.

2 Create a circle while verifying the Ruler data to create the correct size circle.

3 With the Ruler tool, measure out 1 11/16. You'll have to find the decimal equivalent. 

4 Open the Rulers (Control+R) and set your Ruler quidelines in by 1 11/16.

5 Make sure the Ruler corner has been pulled down to meet the outside edge of the circle.

6 Create the inner circle and delete the underlying material. You should now have a perfect template to use for this project and future ones. Save as a template then go ahead and save again for this project. Press Control+H to get rid of all blue lines.

7 Lock the layer. The center of the inside hollow disc is .75. Set the ruler lines to reflect that.

8 Select the Elliptical Marquee tool and set it dead center on the crosshairs of the ruler lines. Hold the Shift key down and drag.

9 Select a new Fill color and fill (Shift+Backspace) the circle.

10 Go with the same procedure as above and create a new circle and Fill.

11 With the Rectangle Marquee tool selected, mark out the upper quarter of the disc.

12 Choose New Adjustment Layer and Hue/Saturation. Check Group With Previous Layer and press OK.

13 Set Hue to +65 for the first upper left selection and press OK. For the lower right selection do the same and set Hue to +126. Your object will look similar to the item below.

14 Put in a logo in the upper left quadrant.

15 In the upper right quadrant tell the products name.

16 In the lower left quadrant add your copyright along with your URL.

17 In the lower right quadrant add the company name and versions available. 

18 Save and you are ready to set up for printing the labels.


Copyright 2002, Jacquelin Vadnerwood, All Rights Reserved

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