Album Artist: Raven and Red
Album Title: We Rise Up
Album Cover: IMG_0060.CR2 (use the raw CR2 file from Dropbox link)
We have attached a JPEG sample of the photo that we wanted to use for the album cover. However, it was a moving shot and the lighting was not ideal, so it is a little blurry and grainy/out of focus. We would like to know if it’s possible to enhance/touch up the photo enough to be 300 dpi print ready or to create an illustration of the photo that is realistic looking.
The main parts of the photo that we want to remain the same are the people. We like the smiles, faces, angles, stances, etc. of the people. We would like to add some design changes to the background.
1. We want a natural-looking chin edit (remove double chin from looking down) on the center person in the photo. We want everyone to look slim.
2. Can the brick background/red hair color be adjusted so that the center person’s hair is easier to recognize? I am attaching an image with a better example of what the hair color should look like. (More on the brick background below)
3. We want to brighten the photo in a natural way. The colors and clothing could stand to pop a little more.
4. We have also attached a couple Google images to use as examples for describing how it would be ideal to design the people in the photo in a realistic way.
1. The photo needs to be in a square for an album cover. We are printing on digipaks, and I have attached a template with dimensions (outside front cover).
2. For cropping the photo, cut off some of the right side. This gives the perspective that we are in motion.
3. Add the attached logo to the photo. Should the logo colors be changed to fit the design (rather thank black and white)?
4. Brick wall- if we keep the brick wall, can we adjust the color to allow the people to stand out more? Should the wall be made to look like stone to allow the people to pop? Could the wall be made to look worn and old looking? Should there be some green vines growing on the wall? Should the album title “We Rise Up” be carved into the wall? These ideas aren’t set in stone. :)
5. We would also like to make the ground less brown/dirt looking and maybe slightly greener. Another idea is to make it look like we are walking on a path the goes from the wall to the front of our feet.
6. If we go with a path, can we either create a “doorway” or maybe just some of the vines can be placed down the brick wall over a “doorway” where the path meets the wall? The “doorway” could even just be an opening with no door.
7. We would like to have some realistic flowers sporadically growing out of the vines and a little on the ground. We like white daisies, wild red roses, or a few blue cornflowers. Nothing too fantasy, just tasteful symbolism.