Episode 090

Episode 090 – Create a CD/DVD Jewel Case

by heathenx

In this episode I’ll draw a simple CD/DVD jewel case in Inkscape 0.46.

I got the inspiration for this screencast from GraphicRiver.net. I cut some corners in this episode in an attempt to reduce my recording time. Feel free to compare my final image with the original and add what I left out or add your own spices to it. 😉

Also, here is the color palette that I used. Use it to get you started but tweak the colors further for your own tastes.

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9 Responses to “Episode 090”

  1. screencasters.heathenx.org/blog » Blog Archive » Episode 090 - Create a CD/DVD Jewel Case Says:

    […] Are you bored? Want something to watch? How about Epsiode 090? […]

  2. Richard Querin Says:

    Very sharp indeed. I liked the radial gradient you used on the outline to get the highlight on the inset of the disc holder. I never thought of doing it that way… I always end up using some messy linear gradient with multiple stops. I like your method better.

    The final sheen and drop shadow on the wood background really topped it off quite nicely too. Like I said, very sharp.

  3. cb2k Says:

    I’m going to be watching this one over and over…

    43:36 minutes of technical ecstasy from Hx 🙂

  4. stephen Says:

    Yep, I think this looks like one of the best yet. Keep up the good work.

  5. JimR Says:

    All the black-in-black drawing was very hard to follow and this is the first time I lost interest during the ‘show’. I have been watching almost every single screencast and I have learned Inscape from you guys, thanks for that!

    The radial gradient making the insert 3D was my main takeaway too, great stuff!

    best regards


  6. heathenx Says:

    I don’t blame you. It was indeed hard to see what was going on. It was bad enough in Inkscape let alone an even blurrier video. I took note of it and will try to avoid that again. 🙂

  7. JavierSam Says:

    […] En esta oportunidad, Heathenx se inspiró en esta imagen, para la creación de su ilustración de una caja de CD o DVD. El hecho de que usó un fondo negro para todo el diseño hace, por momentos, difícil de seguir los pasos del proceso, pero igualmente se entiende. Algunas cosas que me parece que se destacan: […]

  8. Resonance Says:

    Interesting that with simple gradient you can fool the eyes so easily thinking into that there is a plastic cover in there. I did a few different variations in gradients, some of them with covers, but none of them really improve the illusion – http://ompldr.org/vYjhwOQ

  9. Ryan Says:

    Very interesting tutorial. I am learning inkscape, and your tutorials really help a great deal. In every tutorial of yours I learn something new, or a new way of doing something.

    Thanks a tonne!