The power and impact of visuals are immeasurable. Anything and everything you see has higher memory retention than something you just heard. However, combining visual and sound, the possibilities would be endless. This is also why the music industry doesn’t discount what a good image or picture can do to affect their influence.
In a record store, you may initially go inside because of a particular artist or band, however, you will stop and pick up an album and check it out if the album cover artwork is something that catches your attention. You may or may not and up buying it, however, the image is already stuck in your head that you might recognize it somewhere else and eventually be familiar with the band and want to know more about them.
Nowadays, you don’t really need a record label to be able to release music but having an album cover artwork remains to be essential. The music streaming services would also have the album cover showing when you are playing a song. You may not have an actual physical CO or record; your digital sound would still have an image or photo that represents the band and the album. It would also be easier for your listeners to spot other songs from your album even if they just enjoyed one that got into the shuffle. And if you are in production, they’d be interested in a physical copy that would not be hard to spot since the image has been etched into their brain, alongside the good music of course.
Therefore, creating your album cover artwork should be taken seriously and with much deliberation. The quality and standard should be high since we know the competition is stiff, and it only takes less than a minute to capture the attention of your audience.
You may already have the equipment for your music, however, with much at stake, you would also have to invest in quality photography laptops to be able to endure the demands of the industry. This is where all the creative juices will flow. Of course, the laptop won’t produce the artwork on its own. It is the tool for the creative mind to release the ingenuity. The quality of the album cover artwork then will be limited to the capacity of your photography laptop.
Regular laptops may not have the capacity to meet your needs in photo editing or making the band’s album cover artwork. Advanced computer software that would assist you in the process would require distinct quality hardware that is in laptops specifically powered for your photography needs. Portability is one of the investments you would be making with a photography laptop against a desktop. With everything that’s riding on the album cover artwork, you would need a laptop that won’t disappoint.
Know what you need and what to look out for before making a purchase. Compare what is available in the market and maximize your budget. Take note of the specification in a laptop that is a must and those that you can forgive. For a photography laptop, most consider the processor, RAM, storage capacity and options, resolution, screen size and some also think about the battery life. Also, make sure that your software of choice runs in the operating system of the laptop you choose.
Producing an album cover artwork may entail a lot of brainstorming and decision making as this is one of the means to make an impression, and it must be a good one Aside from creativity, this will also hinge on the photography laptop that you will choose from here on out