In our quick tips series we want to give you some very brief but very useful tips to maximise your track / song post-production. These are definitely not the be all and end all of the production world, however they should definitely help.
Following your musical creation, it is worth making a quick bit of album artwork to both make it stand out, and visually display the track name. A few basic pointers:
- It is worth creating 2 versions: a 16:9 picture to fit into a YouTube shape; and a 1:1 square picture to fit into a Soundcloud shape.
- Start with a photo to which you hold the rights. I.e. a photo you took.
- Add a few simple effects to make it a bit more exciting. Try not to overdo it though.
- Add some writing to show the artist name as well as the track/song/mix name. Make sure the writing is legible.
We put together a quick demo below to show how easy it is to create a simple piece of artwork to use for your track, song, or even your DJ mix. We use the incredibly easy pixlr.com as the tool.