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Wanting ideas/tips for disc art for 9 disc set

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Hello All,

I’m hoping someone can help with putting together disc art for a nine disc set of the OUT. For each of the three films, I’m planning on burning NJVC’s set and burning a Silver Screen or Grindhouse Edition movie-only disc.

For the DEED part of this project, the good folks on this forum have already done the work for me as these are the designs I plan to use for them.

For the Bonus & SSE/GHE discs of each set, I’d like to use artwork that matches or compliments Phildesfr’s cover art designs. The easiest thing I can think of was using crops of the front cover pictures for the Bonus discs and crops of the back cover pictures for the SSE/GHE discs.

And in fact, someone has already produced an ROTJ GHE design like this.

However, while this would match the covers I want, I’m not sure how to add various transparent logos (Title, Blu-ray, Fox, LucasFilm, etc.) or how to properly size and center the hole in the middle. Plus, it does seem a bit redundant.

So if anybody could help with any of the following, that would be amazing!:

  1. Ideas for two more pieces of artwork for each film that would “fit in” with Phildesfr’s designs
  2. Sources of transparent white logos
  3. Methods to add said logos
  4. Methods for cropping out the center hole from the disc art

Or if someone already has disc art completed that would likely work, I’d be happy to see that as well!

As always, thanks in advance for the assistance! The members here at OT are just incredible!

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Fanarttv.com has a pretty good selection of logos and other elements for discs and such. As far as programs, gimp is free and can do pretty much anything in terms of design you will need.

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I think perhaps one69chev meant https://fanart.tv/?

I did find a lot for great images to work with on that website, both for the art and logos.

I’ve also tried the gimp image editor. It’s a bit confusing but I think I could get the hang of it. With some practice.

I’m still gonna be looking for help with finding transparent white logos for 20th Century Fox, Lucas Film, and Blu-ray. In what format should I be looking for those? PNG? GIF?

And does anyone have pointers for properly sizing, centering, and cropping finished images to accommodate the hole on a full face optical disc?

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solkap said:

I think perhaps one69chev meant https://fanart.tv/?

I did find a lot for great images to work with on that website, both for the art and logos.

I’ve also tried the gimp image editor. It’s a bit confusing but I think I could get the hang of it. With some practice.

I’m still gonna be looking for help with finding transparent white logos for 20th Century Fox, Lucas Film, and Blu-ray. In what format should I be looking for those? PNG? GIF?

And does anyone have pointers for properly sizing, centering, and cropping finished images to accommodate the hole on a full face optical disc?

Yeah, that is the one, sorry for the mix up. Gimp is not the most user friendly program, but they are a lot of tutorials on youtube, so maybe they can be of help.

As far as tbe other logos go, you can often find stuff like the in other fonts. “Episode 1” font for example has both Lucasfilm and Fox. The blu ray logo can be found in a font as well. Places like “Dafont” have a bunch of them for free. Download what you want, unpack, right click and hit install.

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confusedgambler said:

one69chev said:

Fanarttv.com has a pretty good selection of logos and other elements for discs and such. As far as programs, gimp is free and can do pretty much anything in terms of design you will need.

That’s a dangerous website that will hijack your browser.

edited for being snarky…was in a bad mood today, sorry about that

Yeah, sorry about getting the wrong website in there…I was half asleep and trying post, never a good idea. Thankfully the OP found the right place despite my error.

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Hi guys.

Before I say anything else, to confusedgambler, no worries! We’ve all had bad days. Hope you’re feeling better as of late!

Now, concerning my project, I’m making progress!

I have found a few images and disc designs I like.

I’ve been able to find suitably transparent title and blu-ray logos, plus the logos for 20th Century Fox and Lucas Film were indeed in that “Episode I” font that one69chev mentioned.

My biggest difficulty now is finding a transparent 35mm film logo like this one and some sort of logo to give credit to the late great Team Negative One for the SSE/GHE’s, and a transparent Harmy Film logo like this one for the Bonus Discs.

Incidentally, I’m also having trouble figuring out how to properly size, center, and crop out that center circle so that the designs will be ready to print onto a full face printable blu-ray disc.

Although I’ve never actually printed on optical media before. Does it matter if there is no hole in the center of the design?

Thanks to all!

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As far as transparent logos, the easiest way that I have found to create a transparent logo when I am unable to find one is by using gimp. There is a quick tutorial on youtube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_cv6MipiTw&t=165s

As is said in the video, the fewer the colors you are trying to remove the better, but it is by far the easiest method I have found and I have used this technique to create and then save the logos and other parts I needed as png files.

In terms of sizing and other aspects of actual disc printing, first I have to ask what printer and program you are using. A lot of members here either use Epson or Canon printers to accomplish this. Personally, I use a Canon. It comes with its own software for disc printing which I did not find to useful, mainly because I could not make circular text. I purchased Sure Thing Label maker and thus far I have been pretty happy, but you may find another program better suits your needs.

Here is an example of some minimalist disc art I am working on using Sure Thing:

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That’s pretty sweet! The separate layers of fog really make it pop!

Any tips on how to crop that center hole or how to add the text around the outside of the disc?

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Thanks. It was the program I mentioned in my previous post. Though I need to add that I did not create the art, just repurposed it for my disc design.

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