Metallica's Greatest Hits CD Cover

In this tutorial you will learn how to create Metallica’s Greatest Hits CD Cover. A preview of the final result can be seen below:


Step 1:
First start off by creating a document with the size of 600 x 540. Fill it in with black(#000000).

Step 2:
It is now time to add the Metallica logo to make this cd cover really stick out. I went on google and searched for the Metallica logo. I found a nice purple on which can be found here http://agramoso.free.fr/metallica.jpg

Download that logo, and open it in photoshop and drag it into your black background. You may need to resize it. You should now have something like below:

Step 3:
Now I figured we should add an image of the group members to the background to get this show started. I again went to google and found this http://www.uvector.com/images/rep/1451/uvslayer.jpg

Download it and crop it again, and place it on top of the logo layer, and set its Opacity to about 17-25%, your image should now look similar to this:


Step 4:

Create a New layer, and go to Filter > Render > Clouds, and then do the same but go to Difference Clouds. After that is done hit Ctrl + L, and move the bars until you see a lightning start to form, and hit OK.Set the New Layer’s mode to ‘Opacity‘, and you should have something similar to the image below:

Step 5:
Create a New Layer once again, and this time fill it with Black(#000000). Go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare, and follow the settings Below:

Step 6:
Now pick out a cool font to write in “Greatest Hits” and also “Vol.1“. The font I picked is called “Marvelouz DSG“, and can be found here http://www.fontstock.net/2724/Marvelouz-DSG.html

Type in the text you want, and follow the settings below:

For the “Vol.1” text, do not apply a Stroke. You are now finished! You should have a result similar to this:

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