That Blue Square Thing

Creative iMedia

This page is for the 2023 iMedia syllabus - so it's for Year 11. If you're not in Year 11 you need to look at the 2024 page.

DVD Cover Project

This is a teaching project, not a portfolio unit.

Part 1 - the Project Brief

Find out about the project brief.

PDF iconAll about the project brief

Part 2 - Planning

Planning is a really important part of iMedia work. There are lots of marks for this.

Start with the workflow and workplan. These shows the order of work and gives an idea how long each job should take.

PDF iconWorkflow for the DVD cover

PDF iconDVD cover workplan

Next you need to create a visualisation diagram to show what your DVD cover will look like.

An example DVD cover is shown in this document:

PDF iconExample DVD cover

Part 3 - Images

You need to source copyright free images to use on your recipe card. It's important that you record where they came from in an assets table.

List of sources of copyright free images

PDF iconPreparing Images

Word Doc iconAssets table - download this and use it

Part 4 - Making

Now you can make the DVD cover.

Start by setting up the template.

PDF iconSetting up the DVD cover in Photoshop

You'll need to rotate the text for the spine. This is quite tricky to do.

PDF iconRotating text for the spine

PDF iconKey editing skills - summary

There are other skills you might need on the Recipe Card project page.

Part 5 - Exporting

Once you're done, you can export the final graphic.

PDF iconExporting the final DVD cover