CD For the Troops II and III
TriWest worked with John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting to create a gift of music for the men and women of the armed forces annually for four years. Receiving the gift of a coin is a great honor in the military. So the CD was made to look like a coin which then became the main cover image. This project was challenging because I needed to create images that actually looked like military coins, often with little time. I experimented with different bevel and emboss techniques while using many layers. Some areas were masked and painted with varied opacity using a soft edge brush while the emboss effect was on.