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#1103377
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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oojason said:

one69chev said:

Another option, again not my artwork, just a different approach.

They look great, quite stark colouring and different choice of artwork - I hope you do a set without the Despecialized text on too - so we can use it as a generic OT cover set?

Thanks bro. My tbought was to create a finished set with very little text so that other users could adapt them to meet their individual project needs. Would that be a good option for you? If so, I can finish them weekend.

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#1102389
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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audioart said:

one69chev-

I really like these designs! The only thing I might change on the covers is the shot of Luke on the ESB cover- it’s a bit bug-eyed, or something. And the minimalist disc label is very nice. Once you have a good image for the background there’s not much else needed, in my opinion. Are you putting this together in Photoshop?

–Nathan

Thanks. As I mentioned previously, one of the biggest challenges for me is finding a set of posters that all three images match and look good and since I don’t have the artistic talent to create the images, I have to kind of work with what I can find. And don’t get me wrong, even the images that I don’t personally like are still really well done byt highly creative artists, so I do not want to be overly critical of their work; I guess I am just picky. The programs I am using are gimp and Surething label maker.

I did change the border to a thin white border on the covers, it doesn’t do much for Luke’s bug eyes, but I think it looks a bit cleaner.

And the other 2 discs:

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#1101498
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Tyler0013's Boxset
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I think the inserts are awesome, which kind of a bummer because I just printed some and then I saw yours…dang, another tree bites the dust.

Thanks for sharing your work!

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#1101390
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Wanting ideas/tips for disc art for 9 disc set
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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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#1100911
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Wanting ideas/tips for disc art for 9 disc set
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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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#1100909
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Wanting ideas/tips for disc art for 9 disc set
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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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#1099652
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MySpleen down ?
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I found the same thing. I was seeding last night, checked it this morning to find nothing working.

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#1099399
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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I recently began working on another cover set for the Despecialized version. I am using resources from Noble-6, found on Deviant Art and posters by Rich Davies. Like I mentioned previously, there are so many awesome posters out there, it is just so difficult to choose just one…

I plan on completing a set shortly, but any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!

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#1099270
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No Country for Old Men: Modern Noir Collection
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Thanks for the advice and interest; I did opt for a stronger contrast in version 2.0. I have had to upload it to a different site due to it not being an actual fan edit, but more of an experimental preservation, so please feel free to shoot me a PM for the info on how to obtain this version. And just a friendly reminder, you MUST own a commercially available Blu ray copy of the film before you can download it.

thanks!

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#1098383
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Box part for a box set
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As far as I know, Criterion cases are the same height as standard cases, but even if they are a bit larger, simply cut the cardboard stock to accommodate whatever size cases you are going to use.

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