A long time ago on a website not-so… wait… this website(!) ThrowgnCpr put together a tutorial for faneditors covering the techniques needed to create a DVD cover in Photoshop. The tutorial has been used by beginning editors and illustrators on not only fanedit.org, but with more than 25,000 views on vimeo, the tutorial clearly filled a niche. Although Photoshop has evolved a few generations since the tutorial was made in 2008, and blu-ray releases are becoming more and more common, the principles of the technique haven’t changed.
Have a look for yourself:
The project files as well as additional details on the tutorial are available on our forums here.