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By Todd Gallopo | Thursday, June 25, 2015

Designing an Album Cover for Motley Crüe's Tommy Lee

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Never doubt what you’re capable of.

I learned this after I tried my hand at creating images for Tommy Lee’s Never A Dull Moment album packaging in 2002. The concept in my head was inspired by the photography of David Hockney, but the budget for the photography portion of this project was limited.

It’s a problem that many of us designers have to come to terms with now and then: How do we create the images we need when the budget doesn’t allow us to team up with the creative professionals we want to work with?

Do we pull favors? Do we D.I.Y.? I chose the latter. I’m not a photographer, but I believed I could create what I envisioned.

I’ll show you how I did it:

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