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Weekly Design Exercise abbrev. DEX

/‘wiːkli/ /‘dɪˈzʌɪn/ /‘ɛksəsʌɪz/ | noun

noun: weekly design exercise; plural noun: weekly design exercises

1.Activity requiring physical effort occurring once a week, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness of your freakin’ mind.

E.”Weekly Design Exercise improves your Adobe skills and design power"

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Create a Band Artwork using Photoshop Liquify Tool
18mins Icon for photoshop Adobe Software
Design Brief:
Create a liquified image for a music band to be applied to a vinyl record sleeve mockup and Spotify application.
RESOURCES:

"Vinyl mockup" 'cover record mockup' from pixeden
"Spotify mockups" https://press.spotify.com/au/images/
"Flower Image" Photo by Lacie Slezak on Unsplash
beginner:
Source an image (or use the one in the link provided) and create a liquified image in Photoshop. Add text, save artwork to Adobe Library and apply it to a vinyl mockup.
intermediate:
Source an image and create a liquified image in Photoshop. Add text, save artwork to Adobe Library and apply it to a vinyl mockup and to 3 different devices showing a music app.
advanced:
Source 2 or 3 images and create a liquified images from each in Photoshop. Add text, save artworks to Adobe Library and apply them to a series of 2 or 3 vinyl mockups (could be a series of albums from the same artist/band), and to 3 different devices showing a music app.
Design Constraints:
Use Photoshop and the filter Liquify to distort an image to be used on band artwork. Use Adobe Library to save artwork and apply to different platforms and mockups.
Design Goals:
Create an abstract design using a conventional image and apply to band/artist artwork.
Tools & Techniques:
Photoshop Liquify ToolAdobe PhotoshopAdobe LibraryPhotoshop Smart ObjectsMockups
Total Time Allowed:
60 Minutes for Beginner: Source an image, create an artwork using Liquify and apply to a vinyl mockup. 90 Minutes for intermediate: Source an image, create an artwork using Liquify and apply to a vinyl mockup. Apply same artwork to music application like Spotify. 120 Minutes for advanced: Source 2 or images, create 2 or 3 artworks using Liquify and apply to a vinyl mockups (series of 2 or 3 albums).. Apply same artworks to music application like Spotify.

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