Britney Spears, the singer, has formally announced her new album! It's called 'Glory', it's out in a matter of weeks, and it comes with the worst album artwork of Britney's career which, we think you'll agree, is fairly impressive.
Still, there's nothing a little bit o' Photoshop magic can't fix. Here's how you can give 'Glory' the artwork its music surely deserves, in ten easy steps.
This tutorial is intended for experienced Photoshop users.
Step 1: Remove the title
Our first step frees up some important space at the top of the image, and allows Britney's magnificent spam some time in the spotlight.
Step 2: Remove Britney's name
Two points here: firstly, Britney's face is pretty famous, so we don't need to know that this is an album by Britney Spears. Hers is a face that says, if nothing else: "I am Britney Spears." Often with its mouth. So the artist name is redundant here. And secondly: removing her name also eliminates any trace of that terrible font.
Step 3: Dick around a bit with the exposure
Dicking around with the exposure immediately makes this image look a bit like something from the 'I'm A Slave 4 U' video, so we're on the right tracks.
Step 4: Desaturate the image
Why are we doing this? To make it look more authentic.
Step 5: Add a filter
Any filter will do. We've gone for one that makes it all look a bit purple. Is this a tribute to Prince? No. But at the same time: not no.
Step 6: Flip it 180
Running out of ideas now.
Step 7: Try rotating it another 90°
This looks shit.
Step 8: Let's try it the right way up again
Step 9: Actually was upside down actually alright?
Step 10: Chuck it in the bin
Maybe this is just a sort of holding packshot and the real one's coming soon. Mind you they said that about Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' and look how that turned out.