How about this?
How about this?
If not the crawl, then what can I use? I can’t have a black area on the back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hah! I bet I’m the only one in this thread who picked Return Of The Jedi over The Empire Strikes Back. Am I sorry for it? Absolutely not!
Here’s an update (Please note that they are still a work-in-progress!):
…I may have to create a black background for the back. I’m also creating an inner slipcase, and an outer slipcase.
This is my “WORK IN PROGRESS” for my custom set for the Despecialized Editions. This is just the “Insert” for Star Wars (1977). I’m giving my set a bronze/sepia color scheme.
I noticed that so many of you have VERY similar lists. Well, here’s mine:
Hopefully, an official release will be made, someday.
Being critical about some (or much) aspects of Star Wars doesn’t make you less of a fan. It means you’re thinking. Use your own mind to find out what you like about Star Wars and the things you don’t like. In terms of Prequel Defenders, i noticed that a lot of those fans tend to constantly & robotically repeat quotes from George Lucas (“It’s his vision.”, “They are his movies.”, “He can do what ever he wants to do with them.”) to fortify their opinion. And i’m just thinking “Okay, this is Lucas’ mind-set about Star Wars … now please, tell me your OWN thoughts about Star Wars.”
I like the prequels, I don’t mind most of the changes in the Special Editions, and ROTJ is my favorite SW movie, not TESB. I never quote George Lucas, and I don’t tell people who hate the prequels and the SEs that they’re wrong. I’m not going to shy away from saying that there are a few things wrong with the prequels/SEs, but as I said before, they’re not enough problems for me to hate/dislike them.
I admit, several years ago, I was one of those pricks who said that you’re not a true fan if you don’t like all 6 movies. I look back at how stupid that was… a bad case of hypocrisy. And I apologize for that. But thanks anyway.
Like the rest of you, I love Star Wars. I have always been a fan since childhood. There has been a question that I never had a chance to ask. What makes a real Star Wars fan? A lot of fans, like yourselves, hate the prequels, and the Special Editions. This is where our differences come in. I have to be honest. I like the prequels, and I don’t mind most of the Special Edition changes. Despite a few problems for both, there isn’t enough for me to dislike them. The way I see it, Star Wars is Star Wars no matter what. My favorite in the Saga is not the obvious one, that being “The Empire Strikes Back.” That title goes to “Return of the Jedi.” I know that the majority of Star Wars fans are on the more negative side of these topics, but what category of “fan” am I part of? I was always silent about my opinion for Star Wars. I’m constantly worried that other people (whether they are in person, or online) will accuse me of not being a “true” Star Wars fan. I’m literally falling apart with this problem, and I don’t know what to do as a someone surrounded by more traditional fans. I don’t even know what kind of Star Wars fan I am anymore. It’s like you have to a Star Wars fan one way, or not be a fan at all. It would mean the world to me if you can shed some light on this situation.
I am unable to get an invite to myspleen. Why did they shut down the invites? How is it possible to get these if you can’t get an invite?