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#1084245
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Blu-Ray and other HD box size STAR WARS covers
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Handman said:

skywalkerfan101 said:

^ Edit: I will NOT be making a slipcase. There was no slipcase when I had the Unaltered Trilogy on VHS, and the same will go to these covers.

But wasn’t the VHS packaging essentially just a slipcase?

What I actually meant was something like a box set. One CBS/FOX release had an available box set (At least I think this was CBS/FOX):

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I had these a long time ago, which didn’t come in a box set:

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#1081327
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Here’s a small tease of what I’m currently working on (it’s not ready yet):

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As you can see, I’m giving my covers a throwback look. They are inspired by the old CBS/FOX VHS tapes I had during my early childhood. I don’t want them to be exact copies. I used the color scheme as a reference, and lowered the saturation of the pictures. I also made an off-white color. This makes the covers look older, as if they have aged and faded over time.

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#1050528
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Deloreanhunter12 said:

Oh neat! That does give those cases a nice visual flare to them. I like the work you’ve put out skywalkerfan101, keep up the good work! 😃

Thanks. The pictures represent an ordinary 12.5 mm Blu Ray case, but I’m changing them for Criterion cases. They would go perfectly with them.

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#1048871
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stealthboy said:

Just my additional two cents: I LOVE the cover. I love the spine. I really enjoy the sepia tones of the whole thing. I love the choice of background images on the back. The only thing that stands out to me is the crawl font and the credits font. So, instead of trying to go yellow to match the film, why not just go radically different? I felt the white text of your first example was better to my eye. But find a nice font like Gill Sans (my personal favorite these days). Also, the credits could look like the poster credits with the right font choice. For example, this: http://i.imgur.com/nCbh3Sg.jpg

At some point it’s all just personal taste! It’s art, after all 😃.

The thing is that I can’t find other ways to get the credits. I took mine from the 1995 THX cases.

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#1048684
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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Can’t we just consider the fact that ALL art, including film, is subjective. No matter how you explain it, it’s still an opinion, and there is no wrong answer to it. If someone says that their favorite Star Wars movie is one of the prequels, who cares? More power to them. Why should there a dispute. The fact that other fans “may” be offended by something like this is a little questionable.

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#1048659
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stealthboy said:

I use GIMP, too. Very capable tool! Keep up the good work. I only meant to share some observations, no need to defend yourself! Our covers are always works in progress 😃.

Sorry for defending myself. It’s just that I have been working on these for weeks now, constantly moving back and forth, not knowing which design to use. No if someone has a vector, or pngs of the three original crawls, with no background (neither white, nor black), I would love to use them. Or perhaps some text information about each film.

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#1048644
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stealthboy said:

Just a few observations that stood out to me: The font on the back isn’t quite right yet, especially in the credits area. I’ve seen many folks try to put the opening crawl on paper like this and it just looks weird not receding at an angle… perhaps if you did full justification left and right to stretch it as it appears on film it may help. Also, I would made the logos at the bottom of the back all white instead of black.

Like I said in the comment, it’s still a Work-In-Progress. I am fully aware that the logos have to be white, and that most of the things you see are not yet centered correctly. All I did last night was stopped, saved, and created jpegs for temporary reasons only. I’m working on GIMP (which not as reliant as Photoshop), and I have many layers to deal with. I am NOT finished yet. Believe me, I know what I’m doing.

If I wanted to change the angle of the crawl in GIMP, I would have to use the “Perspective” Tool, which can be difficult to use, considering the angle has to be symmetrical, and making them look exactly like the crawls in the movies would be extremely challenging. Besides, straightening out the paragraphs cause large gaps between the words. And I want to make it so that anyone looking at the back can read the text without a problem. If it’s at an angle, like the movies, the text at the top would be hard to read.

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#1048490
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Ranking the Star Wars films
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I noticed that so many of you have VERY similar lists. Well, here’s mine:
1=Best 7=Worst

  1. RETURN OF THE JEDI
  2. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
  3. STAR WARS
  4. ROGUE ONE/THE FORCE AWAKENS
  5. REVENGE OF THE SITH
  6. THE PHANTOM MENACE
  7. ATTACK OF THE CLONES