Join John McWade for an in-depth discussion in this video How to design a second page, part of Learning Graphic Design: Techniques.
When you've designed the beautiful first page, you want to follow it up with an equally good looking second page. I'm using the word page kind of loosely here. Because what I want to show is a CD jewel case for which we want to design a disc label. A good technique is to think of the second page as a lesser and simpler version of the first. So, in this case, lift an object out of the scene. You're not literally lifting it from the photo. You have to find another photo that looks like it belongs to it.
Enlarge it, isolate it and place it on the second page. Sample a color from the scene, and you're done. You have a beautiful disc cover that clearly looks like it belongs to the front cover. So, the take away here, make your second page a lesser and simpler version of the first page.
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