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Jewel Case

Work on your CD cover (jewel case) in Macromedia Freehand.

SAVE EARLY-SAVE OFTEN!!!

Draw the cover insert guides:
Measure a jewel case for the required size of the cover insert. In the Document Inspector, set the document to Landscape. Draw a rectangle and enter the dimensions in the Object Inspector. Option-drag the rectangle and use the arrow keys to butt the two rectangles together; this will be the front--and back of the cover insert. Group the two rectangles and click the Guides Layer in the Layers Panel. Lock the Guides Layer and save your page as a Template from the File Menu. Name the template "cd_label.ft10" on your disk in a folder called "jewel_case."

Use your template to design the insert artwork:
(Left side of rectangle is the back and right side is the front). Use any graphics/fonts you wish, but don't spent a lot of time. Remember that Freehand is a vector program and does not support transparency! Save as "print_cover_insert.ft10" on your disk in a folder called "jewel_case." Print on the laserjet to check for fit in a jewel case before you use the color inkjet. Make sure all layers--including Guides--that you do not wish to print are dragged below the print line in the Layers Panel.

Draw the tray insert guides:
Repeat the rectangle steps for the cover, but have three rectangles butted together (back and two sides). Save as a template. Name the template "tray_insert.ft10" on your disk in a folder called "jewel_case."

Use your template to design the tray insert artwork:
Use any graphics/fonts you wish, but don't spent a lot of time. Remember that Freehand is a vector program and does not support transparency! Save as "print_tray_insert.ft10" on your disk in a folder called jewel_case. Print on the laserjet to check for fit in a jewel case before you use the color inkjet. Make sure all layers--including Guides--that you do not wish to print are dragged below the print line in the Layers Panel.

For maximum points, I will be looking for the following anywhere on either the cover, tray, or label: demonstration of understanding drawing techniques, correct playlist/time, your name, and graphics which demonstrate an understanding of resolution. Of course, creativity will be generously rewarded.

Don't spend too much time--there are other, more interesting assignments ahead!

 

 

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