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Graphic Design: Create a Bold, Colorful Album Cover

Temi Coker, Digital Artist and Illustrator

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8 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Research and Inspiration

    • 3. Sketching Your Cover

    • 4. Moving to Illustrator

    • 5. Experimenting with Form

    • 6. Experimenting with Color

    • 7. Finalizing and Sharing

    • 8. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Explore color and form as you create a bold, graphic album cover with musician and designer Temi Coker!

Join Temi, noted shape enthusiast, on a journey of inspiration and exploration as he brings you through his graphic design process. With an emphasis on the importance of joyful research, Temi’s class tackles the excitement of discovery and the process of growing as a creative person. 

With Temi’s approachable and welcoming teaching style, you’ll learn how to:

  • Thoughtfully seek out inspiration
  • Play with composition and shapes
  • Use Adobe Illustrator’s Live Paint Bucket tool for color
  • Explore color theory through experimentation

When you’re done, you’ll have a dope cover for your favorite playlist or album — and a skillset that will keep you expanding and growing as an artist. Plus, you’ll be able to check out everyone else’s top music choices, and maybe find a few new faves for yourself!

This class is welcoming to all levels and kinds of artists. Though geared toward designers with some working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, the tools used are simple and clearly explained.


1. Introduction: Music is a very important part of my creative process. I always listen to music when I'm creating, and it just helps me with my creative flow. My name is Temi Coker. I'm a photographer and graphic designer based in Dallas, Texas. Today, we're going to make a playlist cover. This series that I started, it's called While you Create. In every three months I make a new playlist for my audience to listen to. People always told me that I had a great taste for music and me being a musician, I just felt like I really did have a great taste not to do with my own. Today, there are going to be a few steps to getting an amazing playlist cover. We're going to do some research on finding different artists, finding different shapes, colors, textures, and figuring out how these artists were thinking when they were making these things. Then after that, we're going to sketch and then from there we're going to go into Illustrator and we're going to try to trace what we've made, but make it cleaner, and then from there we're going to talk about color. Then after that, we're going to put it on our playlist and use that as the cover. I think this process will definitely help you develop your own type of aesthetic. You're actually learning what you like and you're pushing yourself and you're trying to find different ways to express yourselves. When we're done with this class, please share your project. I would love to see not only the playlist cover that you've made, but also the music. I love finding music and I think that this would be a great opportunity for us to be able to share our playlist covers and our playlist. I am so excited to do this class with you. Let's get it started and let's create an amazing playlist cover. 2. Research and Inspiration: So in this lesson, we're going to pretty much learn how to research. I think researching can be a very useful skill, especially with this project, we need to know what we're looking for, and right now we're going to be looking for shapes, we're going to be looking for color, we're going to look for texture. But what I also like to look for is I try to figure out what the artist was thinking and maybe why did they do this, or why did they make this composition this way. So I'm going to be looking at some of these artists, there's a guy named Bram V. He's an amazing illustrator and he's the person that really inspired this whole project. I love shapes and color, but I have been really, really diving deep into composition, and color, and texture, and his work popped up, and I really love what I saw and how colorful it was. I have another friend named Magdiel Lopez. We're going to look at some of his work today as well. There's a lot of shapes and color in there. There's another artist named Rob Bailey. He has amazing work. He does all illustration, but he uses shapes, and that's another thing that I really loved about him. A lot of the work that I do has to do with a lot of colors, shapes, and composition. But I feel like the secret sauce is in how I think, and so I try to look at these other artists, try to figure out what they're thinking. A lot of the times, if I have enough time during the day, I look at interviews that they've done just to get an insight on their brain and how they view color, shapes, and composition because I really feel like that is where I can grow as an artist. So we're going to look on Pinterest today and I'm going to show you guys my mood boards and all of these links from Pinterest, or Behance, or save it will be linked in this class. So you can check it out and explore. Now we're going to We're going to go right here to "My Board". As you can see, I have inspiration, illustration, layout design, multimedia patterns, book covers, design, and so forth. The one we're going to look at today is inspiration and probably layout. Here on inspiration, just going to go down here quickly. As you can see I really been into shapes lately. Something like this is amazing, and if you look at it, you can get an idea of what the artist was doing. So for example, on this first square you have the black pattern, on the second square you have the black pattern, on the third square you have the black pattern, but on the fifth square you don't. So those are little things that I pick out on because I'm starting to see what they were thinking, why they were doing things the way they were doing them, and yeah. So as you can see now under this mood boards, Bram is right here. This is his work, and we're going to look more into that later. As you can see, another guy name Alex made something like this, and here's another one with different shapes and different colors. So these are things that I'm always looking at, and for me the most important thing is always the composition. Here's another shape here. They're using rectangles, circles, and square, and triangles, and they're making different things. These are things that I'm looking at and these are things that I would want you guys to look for because it's going to come in handy when we decide to make our cover. Now that I've shown you a little bit of my Pinterest, let's go to Bram V's work. Right here, as you can see, he uses a lot of gradients, different colors, different patterns, and what I loved about his project was that he was literally just trying to do a color study, and I just love that he was focused on learning color theory and expressing himself through shapes and colors, putting that burden on himself by being able to explore it in a way that allows him to learn different things about color and about himself. When I look at artists, there are usually specific things that I'm looking for. Sometimes if I find a pattern that I really like, I go into Illustrator and I try to figure out what they were thinking, how they made it, or how I can apply it to my work. I think when we get those inspirations from different artists, we could try to start trying to figure out what our style would look like, and so with Bram V, I'm really just intrigued with how he used patterns, he used shapes, he used gradients, and honestly, I just loved the templates that he used for it. So you can see here you have a square with a very nice color, and then you have another square that has all of the geometric shapes. It's just clean and simple, and that's what I really loved about it. It's also aesthetically pleasing, and for me those are things that I pick up on. That's why when I made mine, I used a solid background first. Then I went in and used another square and then added the geometric shapes and things in there. I'm sure the process that I used to make this is different from how he would use it, but I did something that worked for me, and again, that's what's important in this process is you figure out what you like, figure out how to either remake it or add your own flavor to it, and then you can go from there. You can make something like this on your iPad, you can make it hand-drawn if you want, but I really just like the cleanness of shapes, the composition, and the color. Trying to remake what I see or find in a way to make it mine helps me because I start to think like an artist. I think sometimes if we just see something and we try to recreate it the way they made it, sometimes it's not always going to look similar, and sometimes, I guess, in that process we're not really thinking, we're just looking and copying. So for me, I had to actually sit down and do this, and the first time I actually did this, I did it in a way that took probably about three hours. Now I can make this in 20 minutes, but that took a lot of practice. A friend of mine, Ryan Pavlov, he showed me how to use the shape builder and things like that in Illustrator and the Live Paint Bucket tool, which I never knew existed, and so now it's easier for me to paint different shapes and change the color very fast. So those are the things that I look for and that is why I feel like whenever you see something you like, try to figure out how the artist was thinking, and sometimes you might find a different way that works for you, and that's what happened for me. I think this process will definitely help you develop your own type of aesthetic. You can figure out what you like, I know some people might not like geometric shapes or some people might like geometric shapes, it's up to you. Some people might mix geometric shapes with squiggly patterns. Some people might put different patterns within their shapes. Those are all preference, but in this process you're actually learning what you like and you're pushing yourself, and you're trying to find different ways to express yourself. For me, this is really important and I really feel like if you go through with this class, you will find different skills that could help you figure out your own style and make your own covers for yourself. 3. Sketching Your Cover: In this lesson we're going to create shapes, proofread to use a piece of paper or a pen, or you can use an iPad. I'm using the iPad today because I just want to explore what it's like on Adobe Fresco, which I use quite a bit. But I actually drew all of this in a piece of paper as well. So feel free to do that as well. The template has been added to this class, so feel free to download it, print it out, and then just start drawing. What this exercise is going to do, is it's just going to help your brain just flow and kickstart that creativity, and feel free to draw on all six boxes or feel free to draw on only two or three, but I just want you to use this time to get your creative juices flowing. So I'm going to start on my iPad. I'm going to open up Adobe Fresco. I'm going to click on home. I have a template already set for you as letter. That is what the templates fits in, because I wanted you guys to print it out. So here, I'm just going to click on the image icon and I'm going to click on photos, and I'm just going to click on recent and add the template here. So as you can see, the template has been added, and I'm just going to make it a little bit bigger, so it can fit the page. Perfect. So now I'm going to make a new lady here, and I'm going to use the vector brush, and I'm going to take my size down just a little bit. I'm just going to use a different color to sketch. So I want to use blue. So here I'm just going to sketch what I would like to make. So right here I divide the artwork into triangles, because that way I may want to see what the middle is and work from there. So this doesn't have to be perfect, of course. So here I'm just going to make a circle, I know want another circle right here. I could probably cut this part right here to make another triangle. I could have a little circle here, I have a square or a polygon, whichever on here as well. Then now, I can even break this down even further. I have a line that goes to right here. Maybe we can have another one that cuts right here. So as you can see, I'm just starting with shapes and I'm just thinking of ways I can cut them and make them look good. Let's say for example, I can have another circle here. When I say make them look good, I'm talking about the composition. So I'm looking at just how it would look overall once it's done. I know I'm not drawing straight lines, but that again, doesn't really matter because I just need to have a skeleton of where I want my lines to be. This is just easier for me because if I go into Illustrator, I start to think too much because the lights are really perfect. So here I just have an idea of what I want, and then I can increase my pencil later, and get my lines even more thick, so that that way I can actually see everything a lot more and bolder. So again, this might look better on a piece of paper with a pencil. Feel free to do that. So I'm just sketching here. I feel like something is missing down here. So I'm just going to do like maybe square or something down here. Now I'm going to move to the next one. I'm going to break it down again. I'm going to make a new layer. Well, I'll break it down again. Then I think for this one, I really want to play a lot with rectangles. So I'm going to start up here, I'm going to break this like this, and may be even here have a line like this. So for this next one, I'm just challenging myself a little bit just so I can have my brain flowing. Because I could find something from here that I want to add to the other one or vice versa. So let's see here. I'm going to make another big triangle here. Maybe I'll make a square in the middle and have the square have all these splits, which looks a lot nicer. So I'm going to go to the third one. Instead of doing the triangles, I'm going to make one circle and I'm going to make another bigger circle. Make sure it's a little bit bigger. So I'm just going to go here. I have a cut through there. Maybe I'll have one from the middle going right here, and ending probably right there. Maybe have something down here, a squiggly line that ends right here. So the possibilities are endless. So these are just ideas that I am coming up with right now that I can eventually bring into Illustrator. I'm liking the first one more, so we're going to try to go that route. So yeah, now that we've sketched, we're going to go into Illustrator and get this started. 4. Moving to Illustrator: Now that we have made our shapes on the iPad or on a piece of paper, I want you to take a picture of it or screenshot it and send it to your computer or email it, whichever way is easier, I usually just AirDrop. Now we're going to bring that sketch into Illustrator. I'm going to show you guys what we're going to do after that. Let's open up illustrator and let's get started. Create new document. This is the size for Instagram square so 2048 by 2048 is what I'm going to use. Make sure it's in pixels. I'm going to title this, while you create 06, because this is my sixth cover that I'm making for the series. Now I'm going to press "Create". First, I'm going to bring in the image that I made on my iPad. You can bring into one that you made on your piece of paper. Just take a picture of it and bring it in. The cool thing about this is that the templates that I already made are square already. What we're going do is we're going to do our best to try to match this. I'm holding down Alt and Shift to make it disproportionate. I'm just going to keep making this big, bigger, and bigger to having the squares match. All right. So it doesn't have to fit perfectly. What I'm going do now is reduce the opacity of this to about 14. What I'm also going to do is I'm going to lock the layer. So a quick, easy way to lock a layer is click on it and press command 2. Now it is locked. Now we can draw on top with this. If I go into my layers, as you can see, this is the link file. Now we're about to draw on top of this. Now the cool thing that I want you guys to notice here is that we are going to strictly be using strokes. We're not going to be using any fill color right now is just has to be strokes so that we can see what we're doing. Now we're going to make our square. Make sure it's perfect. You might not see it, but it's actually there. I'm going to make the stroke just a little bit bigger so that we can actually see it. All right. Then now, we're going to use the line segment tool or we can use the pen tool. I prefer to use the pen tool because I'm making a line. I'm going to click here, and now I have my first line. Now what I'm going to do is I'm going to do the exact same thing on the opposite end. Once I'm done, I always press "V". That cancels out this whole thing that you see right here. It thinks that I'm still trying to continue. So if I press "V", takes it away. All right. Now that we have this, I'm going to continue to make my skeleton for this cover. Then I'm going to hide what I traced. I know that I wanted a circle, I'm holding now shift, and its making my circle portion it. Now I'm just going to drag the circle by I tapped on "V" on the keyboard. That brings the Move tool. Now I have it fully centered. If you're having issues centering your stuff, make sure you go into view and make sure you have your Snap to Point, Snap to Pixel and make sure you have your smart guides on. What this does is that it allows Illustrator to help tell you where the middle is easily. Also it starts to snap to specific areas in your work. We have this centered, and I know I wanted another circle at the top. I'm just going to hold down shift and make another circle. Now I want this circle centered. All I have to do is go up here and click on "Horizontal Align Center", and now it's centered, or you can actually go down here and make sure that it's aligned to our board and you can have it centered. That's what I usually do to make sure everything is symmetrical. All right, now that I have an idea of what I want, I'm going to hide this file. Now this is what we're looking at here. 5. Experimenting with Form: So this is where the fun begins for me. Once I have the skeleton of what I want, I start to just create other lines. So for example, here I'm going to click on this and I'm holding down option, so this allows me to make a copy of this. If you hold down Shift, you make sure that you move it in the right angles. I think this is like a very nice angle, I'm probably going to stop this right around here because it's closer the circle or now I'll actually take it up just a little bit right around here and I'm going to make another one and I'm going to probably pull it right around here. Don't worry about all of these lines on the outside, we will fix them later. Now, I'm going to make a circle on the edge here, I'm going to get it centered, okay perfect. I'm going to get a rectangle. I'm actually going to make it a square by holding down Shift. Maybe I could have that in the middle, that looks pretty nice. Let's see here. I'm going to use the pen tool. I'm going to start making just random lines. So I like this line here. I'm going to press V to take the pencil away. I'm going to make a line right here, I'm going to press V to take it away. Definitely keeping in mind composition as I'm doing this. But the cool thing is as I make this, I can always change the shapes or remove a certain part of a shape if I don't like it. So I'm not too pressured in trying to make this perfect, but I'm trying to pay attention to making sure that the geometric shapes are in there somehow. Unlike in this, I think I'm probably going to have another square up here. I'm holding that arrow to make a copy and I'm just going to do the corners of the square. So I'm holding an Alt and Shift to make this a little bit smaller and making the edges meet. So now I like this, but one last thing I want to do is if you press command Y, you're now in the outline mode. What I like to do here is I like to go in and make sure that the lines are touching and nothing is crossing or intersecting in the wrong way. I'm just going to keep looking. You see the line here is perfect, the edges here are perfect. Because if it's not, this is what it will look like. It will look something like this. Then you can easily just bring it back here because it's very imperative that your lines match to give that geometric field, if that's what you're going for. So it looks like everything is good, I see a small issue here. You see this did not reach the edge so now I'm just going to click on it and I'm just going to drag it to the edge. So right around there, I'm going to zoom in just a little bit more and there we go. Now, it is strictly on the edge. This is why this is important, I'm going to check the other edge as well just to make sure and as you can see, it is in there perfectly. So definitely, as you can see, this is a skeleton. Make sure that you're not thinking too much. Put as much as you want in there or as little as you want. But the whole idea is to get your brain thinking of what the end product might look like as far as composition and shape. 6. Experimenting with Color: So now that we have created our shapes, we are now going to experiment with color. Now, the most important thing that we need to pay attention to is the placement of our colors, the color schemes, and different things like that. One thing I'm going to also show you is how I find my colors, and how easy it is using this technique to be able to fill in color very quickly. So let's get started. So while all of this is selected, we're going to go right here to our live paint bucket tool. The shortcut is the letter K. So we're going to do that, and then you should see here that as you're about to click, it says "Click to make Live Paint group." What this does is that each of these shapes and intersections all become a group together, and now you can give separate colors to separate intersections and shapes. So I'm going to click on it, and this is going to pop up and you just press "Okay". Now, we are in live paint mode. If you want, you can even hide this skeleton layer, and it will look like this. Now, you can go in here and start coloring. But I like to usually have this open so I can see what it will look like. So I have played around with the shapes and I feel really confident in what I have right now. So let's start coloring. If your swatches panel is not open, go to Windows and click on swatches, and it will show up. One thing I like to use is called Adobe Color. But Adobe actually has this inside illustrator as well, which is really cool. So you click on this little icon right here, open color themes panel, and now we have tabs where you can explore different colors by what is most popular, or you can look at all the themes or you can look at random colors, and you can look at colors for the week or month. I really like it. I usually go for most popular. Here you can actually sample a color. So we're going to sample the color red, and as you can see right now, we can color this red. Then I can keep going through here, I like this yellow. I'm going to sample it and it will show right here. So as you can see right now, I don't even have to use the eyedropper tool to do this. It already knows that I'm trying to pick a new color. So I'm just going to keep using color around here and using them, and then just looking at what I like, what I don't like. Also, I think it's important to note that if you're making your playlist cover for the fall or summer, keep in mind those summer colors. Those are good ways to find inspiration. So I could even search here, summer, and it'll give me summer colors. I can search winter, it would give me winter colors. So it's a good thing to keep in mind. What I usually like to, is I like to work on the inside first, and then I pick a color for the outside that fits. Sometimes my colors reflect the type of playlists, but my playlists are so diverse that I don't really try to have a design or a color based off of the music. Usually I try to base it off of the season. So this is summer, so we can go with loud colors, we can go with, I'm thinking of the colors you see on the beach ball, I'm thinking of the sand, how it's not yellow, but it's also fully white. So I'm thinking about those things and trying to add that in here as well. So for example, there's this forest summer wallpaper. I like this little yellowish color. So I'm just going to keep going here. I see the red, and right now I'm just picking colors that I feel will go together, they're not in the right place. I do that on purpose because if I try to have the color in the right place, it's going to take me longer. So I try to just have a color scheme of some sort in here. I really like that blue. Let's see here. So now I am just going to keep scrolling. This is the fun part. I feel like I'm in kindergarten again, just figuring out my favorite colors. So just feel free to add these colors in there. I'm looking for a very nice yellow, orangish color. I really like this purple, I really like this type of green. Let's see if pink will go in there somewhere. I really like this red. So another cool trick that you can do, you can literally make your own color swatches. So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to make one square and I'm just going to hold down Alt, click and drag, and I'm just going to press command D. What this does, is that it makes the same shape and distance that you made initially. So now what I like to do with this is I'll go in here and start picking the colors that I'm liking, so that that way I'm starting to have a nice color scheme for myself. So I like this purple, I really like the blue. I think that's it. So now I'm going to go back and press K. Now we're back here figuring out our favorite colors again. I think starting out, think about four or five colors that you like that might flow together. For me, I feel like this is going to be eight colors maybe, but a lot of them will be just different shades. So it could be light purple or dark purple. Another one could be light pink, dark pink. Light blue, dark blue. This is a way for you to just slowly start to understand and learn how colors work and the emotion or the feel that you get from it. I really like this blue, so I am going to keep that. I'm going to make that color. I really like this orangish type of color, and something about summer, I'm just thinking about bright colors that I feel would go well. The possibilities are endless. You might have to put a time on yourself so that you know when to stop, because I have found myself doing this for three days in a row just to find the color that I wanted. I think on this part of colors, time yourself, try to stick to 15 minutes, if not less or more. I would say 20 minutes max. Don't become too picky because at the end of the day, you're just now learning how to do this. Your first one might not be your best one, but at least you know the workflow and how to go about with this. So definitely take your time, but I would say 15 minutes or so, of just finding your favorite colors and putting them together. I think that's a very good range. So now, I want you guys to take your time and color. CDs has a coloring book, have fun, don't spend too much time, and when we get back, we're going to add the final touches. So finally, I have put together the color schemes that I really loved, and all of these colors represent summer. I'm thinking of beach balls, I'm thinking of the beach, the sand, or as you can see on the screen here, we have red, we have orange, we have a lighter red, we have a dark purple, we have a blue, just like the sky, we have a light purple, we have sandish type of color, we have yellow, and we have a color that's in between blue and purple. I felt that the best color I could use for the background was white. I tried other colors and it just wasn't the same, but I can show you here, I did orange, it wasn't the same. I even did this type of color, same thing, it wasn't the same. So I just decided to stick with white. I even tried black, and black was not the same because then I think about summer, and it's supposed to be bright. So I went with white as my background color. So I have about 10 colors here. But if you think about it, I really only have about six colors. The rest are just the same color, but they're either lighter or darker. If this is your first time, I highly suggest you stick to about 2-4 colors, just so you can understand and see what the colors are looking like and then slowly progress. I usually try to stay within five or six, but this is summer and I really felt like I wanted to add more color. So that's why I used 10 colors. 7. Finalizing and Sharing: So now that we have the cover pretty much finalized, we want to add text so that people can know what type of playlists cover this is, who it was curated by, so for me, I'm going to put 006 While You Create, and at the bottom it's going to say curated by Temi Coker. That just sounds so good. So feel free to do the same or you can add whatever you want. You can say a mix by blah, blah, blah. This just allows you to know who's behind this, or what the mix is about, and maybe the text can convey the type of mood you're going for when you are designing the covers. So for example, if this is for Valentine's Day mix, you can easily just put Valentine's Day mix, and maybe the cover could be different shades of red, and so those two go hand-in-hand. For me, I'm doing summer, and so I'll have summer colors, but I don't give my playlist a name, I just give them a number. So While You Create number 6. So let's get the text in. I'm going to show you guys how I'm going to do that. Now, we're going to click on the "Text tool" right here, and we're going to just put a text on this side. So I have mine set to 50 points for the font size. I'm going to type 006, "Shift." There is a key on your keyboard which allows you to make a straight line. Just hold down "Shift" and press that key. It is right next to the Bracket key for me. So 006, I'm going to type in caps, WHILE YOU CREATE. Once I'm done with this, I'm just going to press and move to, and now I'm going to look for my text, and I think the text name is Druk, D-R-U-K. I love this font a lot, so I'm probably going to use the Druk Text Bold. So this is 50, and I'm just going to go right here to my Alignment tool. I'm just going to have it aligned to the artboard and have it in the center. Now, I'm going to hold down "Alt", and just drag down, and this makes a copy of it. So now I'm going to title this, Curated by Temi Coker. I'm going to make this about probably 25 or 26 as far as font size. I'm going to center it, then I'm going to zoom in by pressing command plus, and I'm just going to drag this all the way right there. So Curated by Temi Coker 006 While You Create. Look at how good that looks, very nice, very clean. Now, I'm going to save it and actually make this my Spotify playlist cover. So for this type of work, I just like how simple and clean it looks. So I don't really try to add any texture or any patterns on it. But if you want to, definitely go ahead. I know there's certain ways that you can save this as a PSD and you bring them into Photoshop, and all the layers and shapes that you made will be in Photoshop. Then you can add textures that way. Or you can add textures straight from your Google Drive, where you have images and stuff like that and bring it into Illustrator, so you can do it that way. But for me, I really like how simple this is and how clean it looks. So I'm not really going to add any texture here. Now, that we have completed this, we need to export it and then we're going to put it on our Spotify, or if you like Apple Music, you can have it on Apple Music as well. I'm going to show you guys what to export it as and how to upload it to Spotify in this case. Apple Music is the exact same method, but today we're going to use Spotify. So I'm going to go to File I'm going to go to Export and click on "Export As". I'm just going to click on "Export Artboards." I'm going to click on "Use Artboards" and make sure we're using the right one. So now I'm going to go to my While You Create folder, and here's While You Create number 6, and I'm going to make it a JPEG. Going to press "Export," make sure the resolution is high. Or you can have 150 if you want, but I usually like mine to be 300. Now, that I have it saved, we're going to open up Spotify. I already have one song in this playlist. If you don't know how to make a playlist, one of the ways that I go and make a playlist, is I go to File and click on "New Playlist," and I give it a name and save, and it becomes a playlist just like this. As you can see here, I have a few. So this was playlist number 2, number 1, number 3, number 4, number 5, and here's number 6. So right now I have this song by Tom Misch, which is going to be the intro for this playlist. I'm going to click on "More", and I am going to click on "Edit Details." Right here, there are three dots, we're going to click on there and say replace image. It's going to ask us where we want to take this image from, and we're going to go right here, and we're going to put the image in. Now, you always want to make sure that your image is at least two megabytes or less than two megabytes, because if not, what's going to happen is that Spotify will say that your file is too big. So just make sure whenever you're saving, you should see the image size. So you can change it to to 10 or five so that it can fit. So now I'm going to click "Save", and now we have a nice cover for our playlist. So if I go down here to My Accounts, you can see here for all my playlist I have While You Create number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I'm actually going to rearrange it really quickly. So this is number 5, this is number 6, and this would be down here. So now it goes in order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. So this would be our summer playlist. Once it's done, I will share it with the community and everyone can listen to it, and enjoy it, and have fun. I can't wait to see what you guys make and use as well. 8. Final Thoughts: Congratulations on completing this class. I'm so excited to see what you made and the playlist that you created. Please if you love this class, check out my last class we did amazing work with portraiture and animals. I know it sounds weird, but definitely check it out if you want to create something new. I hope that this class had inspired you and allowed you to have a creative process when it comes to making an album or you can apply this to anything that you create and design. So I hope that you guys understood what it's like to really research, not just picking things that you like but also trying to figure out what the artist was thinking of. I hope this inspires you to learn more about color theory and learn what colors you like, what colors go with what colors, and most importantly, I hope that this class gave you the confidence to create this type of work for family and friends who are making playlist. But definitely, please put your work down below in the gallery, I would love to see it. Please attach the playlist that you made, or if it's an album cover, please put the link I will love to check it out and I think as a community, we should all be able to be introduced to new music through different artworks. Perfect.