I have been watching several videos on YouTube on how to do a cut out image effect which I'd like to do for my own DigiPak. This effect helps to create a more of a collage look and similar to the actual album cover with a variety of photos used and yellow around it.
As you can see in this video I have done the first part of the tutorial which is using the tool 'Quick Tool' to cut away parts of the image so I have only the singer.
This is the template that I will be using. As you can see there are four panels to fill.
In this short video I show how I edited the pictures and created the collage effect.
In this video I again show my technique and how I am experimenting with the positions and the scale.
This is a screenshot of what my DigiPak looks like so far. I obviously have a lot of work left to do but this is a rough idea of what I'd like my Digipak to look like.
This is a second idea that I could do for my front panel and then have different photo for the back panel. This effect is quite easy once you've tested it. I found this to be an interesting effect as it makes certain parts of the photo stand out the others.
I had to first put in a photo as the background. Then I created a square using the Rectangle tool and used the colour #7e7e7e to fill it. Then I duplicated the 'Square' and made another square which I filled white. I than transformed the white square to look like a Polaroid Photo. After I selected the Lasso Tool and drew around the grey square and then I clicked on 'Layer via Copy' when I went back to thebackground. This made the selected image isolated and I put the image 'send to front' so that it came over the square.