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DVD Packaging

In Chapter 4 of this book, I showed you how to create a DVD disc and then showed how to make it look as if the disc was protruding from a 3D DVD package because right now, that's what everybody seems to be doing to make it clear that the package contains a DVD, not a VHS tape. In the effect here, I show you how to take a flat photo and create the 3D DVD package that we used in the earlier project.

Quick Tip: Getting rid of onscreen jaggies

Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you're viewing your Photoshop document some edges, or even type, can look jaggy? That happens when you view your document at sizes other than 100%, 50%, 25%, or 12.5%. For example, when you view your document at 66.67% (a common size when you zoom in and out), Photoshop's display can look jaggy. To see the clean, crisp look of your image, make sure you view it at 100% (or 50%, or 25%, or 12.5%). By the way, do you know why Adobe lets these other sizes look jaggy? To speed things up, that's why. When you zoom out to 16.67% on a 100-MB image, do you really want to sit there while this tiny postage stamp of an image redraws at high-res? Didn't think so. That's why Adobe uses a low-res redraw on these zoomed-out images. Pretty smart, those Adobe folks.



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