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What is this course about?

With the growing popularity of streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music and many more, the demand for digital cover art is larger than ever. But while some cover artwork designers struggle, others create extremely effective design and win long term clients this way. In this course, we are taking a look at what I’ve learned in 12 years of working in the music industry as a 3D designer.

We will start by exploring the branding psychology behind effective designs and ways to create your own composition by using grid systems. We’ll also explore texturing inside Cinema 4D and the techniques of creating different moods. We’ll have a close look at the rendering process and in the final part, we will focus on the compositing on our scene that will enhance our render even further.

Level

Basic

Format

Online

Lessons

8

Duration

10h+

Required Software

Cinema 4D, Octane, Adobe Photoshop

Language

English

COURSE CURRICULUM

What will I learn?

LESSON #1

Introduction

  • Course Outline
  • What is Effective Cover Art
  • Best Practises
Introduction

LESSON #2

Art Psychology (Branding)

  • Weapons of Influence
  • Color Theory
  • Lighting Rules
  • Composition
Art Psychology (Branding)

LESSON #3

Grid Systems

  • The Law Of Thirds
  • Negative Space and Grouping
  • Creating your own Grid System
Grid Systems

LESSON #4

Setting Up The Scene

  • Creating the basic geometry
  • Background Plates
  • Creating Buildings
  • Creating Nature
  • Supporting Elements
  • Finalizing our Scene
Setting Up The Scene

LESSON #5

Texturing

Octane:

  • Introduction to Octane Materials
  • Octane Node Based Texturing
  • Advanced Octane Material Tricks
  • Texturing our Scene

Cinema 4D:

  • How to create Photorealistic Textures
  • Advanced Cinema 4D Texture Tricks
  • Texture Baking and why it matters
  • Texturing our Scene
Texturing

LESSON #6

Lighting

Octane:

  • HDRI Lighting
  • Octane Lights
  • Lighting our Scene

Cinema 4D:

  • Exploring Cinema 4D’s lighting modes
  • The benefits of indirect lighting
  • Lighting our Scene
Lighting

LESSON #7

Rendering

Since some of you are using Octane Renderer, this section will be split into two parts, so whatever renderer you prefer, you can follow along.

Octane:

  • Exploring Octane’s Render Modes
  • Hacks to make your Renders look better
  • Rendering our Scene

Cinema 4D:

  • How to enhance Photorealism
  • Enhance Ambient Occlusion
  • Rendering our Scene
Rendering

LESSON #8

Compositing

Compositing in Photoshop

  • Sharpening Techniques for Ultra HD Look
  • Color Grading Techniques
  • How to direct Attention by Using Light and Shadow
  • How to enhance Photorealism
  • Compositing our Scene
Compositing

BONUS

Smartcuts – Speeding up your workflow

Here we will explore all the little hacks and tricks, which I learned on my 12-year journey. I sometimes call them “Smartcuts” and they will make your workflow so much better.

Smartcuts - Speeding up your workflow

About the Author

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About the Author

Hi Everyone! I’m Vacades

You may know me from Instagram or YouTube under my artist name Vacades. My name is Timo Helgert and I’m a creative director currently based in Germany. I’ve been using Cinema 4D for 12 years now and since then I’ve worked with many clients such as Universal, Warner, Sony Music, Puma and many more. Since 2012 I have fully shifted my focus on working as a designer in the music industry and by working with several labels and producers I had the chance to experiment and test different techniques that make my art more effective.

Join me in this course and by exploring and implementing the systems taught, you will master your digital cover art journey.

Modern Design in Cinema 4D

The best way to master digital cover art

Boost your design skills by discovering my hacks

12 years of experience in this branch in one compact course

The fastest and best way to jump into Cinema 4D with no-nonsense

Modern Design in Cinema 4D

Discover the principles of creating outstanding cover art by using intermediate Cinema 4D techniques. Take your renders to the next level, by mastering texturing, lighting, compositing inside of Cinema 4D. Equip yourself with all the workflow hacks!

LEVEL

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

Basic

LESSONS

8

DURATION

10h+

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