Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1
Tutorial: Photoshop Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers
The power of layers when it comes to creating designs is undeniable, but layer styles are truly the extra touch that makes layers so flexible.
Using layer styles the above image became the bottom image. The fleur-de-lys in the background is a pattern and only the scale has been changed and the colour overlay has been edited. In seconds, the feel of the image has been changed. Mind you I did take a more than a few seconds just to make sure I like the blue colour. This is why Photoshop is so cool. I had fun doing this image. I am positive this would look great as a CD cover.