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How To Make Mixtape Covers & Mixtape Graphics in Photoshop.

Learn the secrets to making hip-hop mixtape cover graphics in Photoshop no matter how much of a newbie you are!
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What Will I Learn?
Learn Photoshop from a Professional Designer from your own desk.
Suitable for beginners to advanced users. Ideal for users who learn faster when shown by example.
Easy to follow step-by-step videos. Fail-proof steps on learning.
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UPDATE: For the new year until Feb 15th, 2016 we've lowered the price to taking this course to the lowest it's ever been as a special new years promotion! Only $27 to join today. No coupon needed. Click the green TAKE THIS COURSE button. We are ending this promotion soon & will raise the course back up to $199!


Want to learn how to make your own mixtape cover graphics? In my easy-to-follow video training we'll start from the beginning and teach you:

- How to make your cover look professional.
- How to crop out backgrounds and people fast.
- How to make cartoonish cover effects.
- How to make objects fall from the sky.
- How to create realistic backgrounds.
- How to find mixtape cover graphics online free.
- How to blend in backgrounds and placing people in different scenes.
- How to create blended text and and add diamonds and chains shine.
- How to create realistic shadows to objects and people.
- How to combine photos and edit them, fade them in the background, etc.
- How to use a photo from a phone and add graphics to it.
and more!

Learn to make your own mixtape covers in Photoshop in just 24 hours by watching my easy to follow training videos.

When you search online on "How to make your own mixtape covers" you'll either find outdated cheap looking mixtape cover tutorials or YouTube videos that don't teach you shit on making them. I mean seriously... Many of these videos play music in the background, don't talk about the steps slow enough to understand or speed the video up super fast confusing you even more. When you have a question, they don't reply or even bother helping you.

You want someone who will teach you step-by-step right? Someone who actually talks and explains the steps at a slow enough pace for you to understand and follow yourself. Someone who you can ask a question and get an answer on when you run into a problem.

The Solution

My online course will teach you how to easily make your own mixtape covers in Photoshop. No more spending money on paying a mixtape designer for a cover when you drop a mixtape.

  1. - Save $50-$100 per cover. No more hiring a mixtape designer. You'll now be able to do it yourself and make a hot cover like the majors.
  2. - No more waiting on the designer to finish when he's ready.
  3. - Charge other rappers to make their mixtape covers. Earn extra money by designing for others.

You will easily learn how to make mixtape covers like the ones you see from Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross & More.

I currently have 50+ satisfied students that have joined my program with a 5-star rating! (Look above for proof)

Here's a few reviews from my current students.

Richard P says "Steve makes it so easy",

Remy C says "The tutorials were step by step and couldn't be easier. This is great!"

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If you join today you'll pay $197 however I'm running a special this month to get a huge discount. If your serious about joining today and can't afford the $197 email me at and tell me you want to join today and I'll give you a coupon code to join for just $37. I only offer two coupons a month so email me now. Also the code is for a lifetime access. You'll forever get free updates if you get in now.

I'm confident you'll love the training I'm offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

The average rapper drops 2-5 mixtape a year. Designers charge $50 per cover. That is $250 a year you will be spending to make your mixtape covers or $250 you could be profiting from other rappers designing their cover.


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This code can ONLY be used once. Once this code is used this offer is GONE and you will have to pay the full $197 to gain access. I have no plans this year to ever offer this discount again.

UPDATE: For the new year until Feb 15th we've lowered the price to take the mixtape training course to the lowest it's ever been as a special new years promotion! Only $27 to join today. No coupon needed. Sign up today. We are ending this promotion soon and will raise the course back up to $199!


This course will teach you how to make your own mixtape covers in Photoshop easily.

If you are a beginner in Photoshop this program will teach you to master Photoshop and make professional mixtape covers you see the pros make on DatPiff and WorldStar Hip-Hop quick and easy.

Why take this training and who is this for?

This easy-to-follow video training is intended for graphic designers (beginners),Dj's, rappers and producers wanting a step-by-step, super easy-to-follow training program on how to make your own hip-hop mixtape covers, iTunes covers, single covers and hood-style graphics you see from Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West, DJ Kalid and other top rappers' mixtape covers.

By learning to make your own hip-hop mixtape covers:

- You'll save money from having to hire mixtape designers to create your mixtape covers.

- You can make an extra $50-$150 per cover by charging other artists to design their cover.

No one teaches you how to create this style of hood graphics because:

1. Many don't know how to.

And 2. Because if mixtape designers reveal their secrets on how they make the mixtape covers, you won't hire them when you need a mixtape cover.

Well can't I can go to YouTube and learn?

Sure, check out YouTube. First off -- The videos that show you how to design mixtape covers aren't user-friendly. They don't take the time to show you the steps or explain slow enough on how they create them. They rush through the steps. They speed through it all. They play music in the background and don't talk teaching you how they did it. They don't answer questions helping you.

This training series does take the time to show you step-by-step on making mixtape covers easy in Photoshop.

If your SERIOUS about learning, join this class. Check out my 5-star rating from my current students as PROOF on how good my mixtape cover training program is.

Who is the target audience?
  • Photoshop designers
  • Rappers
  • Graphic designers
  • Mixtape cover designers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 31 Lectures Collapse All 31 Lectures 06:22:22
What To Expect To Learn In This Training Series
1 Lecture 09:45
Learning The Tools in Photoshop
5 Lectures 01:46:36

Bad cropping is the biggest mistake I see newbie designers make. The tools your using to cut out objects and people in Photoshop are wrong. This video will teach you how to professional crop out people and objects using the proper tools.

How To Professional Crop Out People & Objects Perfectly

Learn how to properly set up a mixtape cover. Learn the correct size, dimension, resolution and color mode. If you start your mixtape cover wrong from the beginning you'll ruin it and will have a hard time submitting it to iTunes and print companies for printing.

How To Set Up A Mixtape Cover

This question I get asked 100 times a day. It's the most important step to learning where to find ANY graphic and stock image the pros use when designing mixtape covers. Ill show you how easy it is to find any stock graphic you need to fit your design. I go over 3 ways to get any high quality mixtape stock images from models, cars, money, fire, explosions, mixtape backgrounds and more.

Where To Find Mixtape Images: Models, Cars, Money, Etc..

Want to know where mixtape designers find graphics they use on their mixtape covers? In this video I show you 3 ways to find any graphic you need for any mixtape cover you create. This allows you to find any mixtape background in seconds!

Where To Find Mixtape Images: Models, Cars, Money & Graphics - Part 1

Free websites that help you save time by allowing you to download already cropped images for you to use on your mixtape covers. Plus powerful search techniques you can use on Google that allow you to find more graphics that are already cropped out. This save you times in Photoshop from having to crop yourself.

Where To Find Mixtape Images: Models, Cars, Money & Graphics FREE!
Learning Mixtape Special Effects
11 Lectures 01:39:23

Want to learn how to make jewelry shine and bling? How about how to make car lights, street lights and building lights turn on and glow as if they are on like on make popular mixtape covers. In this video I'll go over with you how to make your own blings easy in Photoshop using simple tools also where to find an unlimited number of different looking blings and lens flares free! And how to apply them to your mixtape cover to create a movie-style lens flare to any object that shines.

How To Make Jewelry and Objects Shine and Blings

In this video you will learn how to make money and objects fall from the sky using the correct angle and motion blur in Photoshop. This effect creates a realistic motion effect of any object that you want falling or moving through the sky.

How To Make Money Fall From Sky

In this video you'll learn how to make car lights glow and turn on as if the original image of the car was taken with the lights on. This effect can be applied to any object with lights that you want to turn on.

How To Turn On Car Lights Using Lens Flares

You'll love this video. Want to learn how to create the most realistic mother nature effects such as a rain, snow and ice? No need to take a photo of someone in the rain or snow. I'll show you how to product these effects super-easy without creating them scratch. The results will be 100% realistic. You want to produce realistic rain falling from a bad storm? Want to produce someone in a snow storm? Want to produce real fire around them? This video is short but explains the secrets on how to produce realistic mother nature effects.

How To Create Realistic Rain Falling

Shadow placement is extremely important to use on objects and people to create a more realistic look. Without the right shadow placement people and objects "float" against the background and don't look real. Making shadows wrong will ruin your design if done wrong. You have to correctly place the shadow below the object that is casting it at the right size and opacity. Learn how to do it in this video.

Understanding Shadow Placement

You'l find tons of mixtape covers that use smoke and fire on their mixtape covers. You'll see smoke on cigerettes or blunts, smoke on the floor or background, smoke on objects that are burned, the same with fire. Want to place your city on fire in the background? Want to place fire on water as if it's burning? Learn how to do it in this video. Ill show you how to properly remove the background of smoke and fire and place it it correctly on the object or background to seemlessly blend it in.

How To Crop Out Smoke & Fire

How To Make Wheels Spin on a Car

Have you seen mixtape covers where the rappers, cars and/or objects having a glowing white burn around the edges? No not a cheesy glow but a burned white outline along their body or edges. Look at a few of your most favorite mixtape covers and you'll see this effect used. Ill explain how to create this effect in Photoshop using 1 simple tool.

How To Create Highlighted Edges on Objects

What are the best mixtape cover fonts to use? And where can you get them free? This video will show you the top popular mixtape cover fonts to use on your cover. These fonts are used a lot on mixtape covers from top mixtape designers. Ill show you how to find mixtape fonts and how to install them in Photoshop.

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Mixtape Fonts #2: Using Fonts
How To Make Mixtape Covers - Live Examples
7 Lectures 01:43:50
Mixtape Example #1

Recreating A Mixtape Cover - Twista Part 1

Recreating A Mixtape Cover - Twista Part 2

In this lecture your going to see how I recreated the Ferarri Boyz mixtape cover from scratch. I will show you the complete structure to how I recreated this cover just by visually looking at it! You will learn a lot on how to make covers like this after viewing this video. Also you can download the PSD after.

Recreating A Mixtape Cover - Ferrari Boyz Feat Gucci & Waka

Learn how to make the Lil Wayne - The Drought is Over cover. Another mixtape where I create from scratch just by visually looking at the cover and explaining how it was put together. If you want to learn how to make mixtape covers like this fast check out this 20 min video. It's easier than you think to make mixtape covers like these.

Recreating A Mixtape Cover: Lil Wayne The Drought Cover

Recreating A Mixtape Cover: Acquitted Gunplay
Mixtape Tips & Tricks: Part 1
5 Lectures 45:49
Mixtape Text Effects

Mixtape Tips

How To Retouch Skin To Be Smoother

How To Cartoon People

Skin Retouching 2
1 Lecture 01:40
Business Marketing / Making Money Selling Your Designs
1 Lecture 15:19

Learn how to make money selling your designs. How to get $100-$200 per design easily.

How To Charge $100-$200 Per Project For Your Designs
About the Instructor
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Mixtape Cover Designer

Since 1999 I've worked as a graphic designer using Adobe Photoshop 4. Completely self taught and fresh out of high school in 2001 my partner and I decided to start our own graphic design agency firm. We've successfully been in business over 10 years designing thousands of mixtape covers, flyers, posters and websites for independent artists all across the country. Working in Photoshop daily and I know it's features and components on what it takes to master and successfully design professional graphics for clients.

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