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post Jun 4 2019, 06:10 PM
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I had done this covers long ago and looking at it now, I would like some opinions. I have 3 different title treatments for the front. The back is the same on all 3 versions. But, I might redo the entire back. I'm not sure why, but whenever I look at the back, I do not like it now. The quality is not up to snuff. Especially the credits. They look horrible!

Here is the first one. TT matches the background really nice but looks a little soft.

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post Jun 4 2019, 06:15 PM
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#2 - Made it a brighter green for jungle theme.

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post Jun 4 2019, 06:18 PM
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I prefer the brighter title 8834.gif I would also consider justifying the text on the back, as it looks a little messy at the moment 8834.gif


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post Jun 4 2019, 06:19 PM
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#3 - I really like this one. It's a nice pop of color. Plus the texture stands out more.

BTW - I forgot to mention where the artwork came from. It is a Ken Kelley painting. I have a large lithograph of it and always thought it would make a great cover.

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post Jun 4 2019, 06:30 PM
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That one is good too 8834.gif


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I think the back is too busy at the moment, the synopsis is very big, I would consider shortening it and the image on the back I feel is making it hard to layout everything... might be an idea to go down a different route for it so you work on a different layout?
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I also prefer the second TT.
Here's one way you could layout the back.
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You could fade the back image into the background on the bottom, so the credits area isn't so busy.

However, it seems like the front is from an old version of the movie, while the back is from a modern version, meaning it can be misleading. I don't know if this is the case tho, it's just what it looks like to me. The spine could use some work, like some frames around the image on the top and the one on the bottom. I'm also not a fan of completely black backgrounds, maybe go for a dark grunge texture or something else that might fit. Right now it looks like there's a big black background around the TT, like if you hadn't cut it out yet.


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Thanks for the input so far! My thoughts on the back has been to start from scratch and change entire layout. I liked it when I first made it years ago. But now, I do agree that's it's too much.

Speedz0r - Artwork on front is not from any of the movies. It was a painting done by fantasy artist Ken Kelly (1991 I think). He did another painting of King Kong fighting a T-rex.

I plan on working on it this weekend.
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I decided to start from scratch. For some reason, I did not save the different TT's as PSP files. Also, the quality of it was sub-par. Since then, I have a better TT and will use it and play around with the coloring.

I also changed the back. My thinking is since the front is artwork, make the back as well. It, also, is a painting done by Ken Kelly. It was very bright so I darkened it up a bit and lightened up the front to get them a bit more even.

What are your thought on the back? Should I go with the artwork or stick with the original back from the movie?

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Using that image back is going to make it very busy and will be tough to get a good layout with all the information required whilst keeping the image visible. Me personally I would take a look at how other covers are laid out and follow them as a guide to create a layout for your cover.
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As Sauron said, you are making life very difficult for yourself by using that image on the back. Unless you are just looking at making a minimalistic cover. But even then, you need to have some information somewhere 8834.gif

I would also play around with the levels etc, to make it pop a little more....

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If they are from 1991 I'm assuming they are based on the movie from 1976, so maybe make a cover for that movie instead? As the other's said, you are not making things easier for yourself using that image on the back. In order for it to be a cover it has to have certain information on it, preferably a template. I think you should take a look in the gallery so you get a feel on how covers are organized and what information is needed on them. You could always use the "new" back image as an alternative front.


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Thanks for the comments. I did think of that after I posted it. I have a bad habit of doing things before thinking them through! LOL

I wanted to work on it this weekend. But I had a triple hernia surgery 2 days ago. So sitting in front of the computer feeling dopey for hours is not my idea of fun! LOL
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Damn, the cover can wait until you feel better 8834.gif I hope you are better soon!


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Oh that doesn't sound good. Hope you get well soon, buddy!


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Thanks for the well wishes!

I jumped back into the cover today. Worked on the front. I worked on TT and think I got it to point I like. I like the lighter green to give it a pop, and leaving the bottom half darker with a red tint. I also added the stars names to bottom of cover. One possible change I am considering is moving the title down just a tad and adding "Peter Jackson's" above it. It makes sense, as there are multiple King Kong movies.

Will work on spine next before moving on to the back, which will be very time consuming!

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Looking better now but I would suggest reducing the size of the names as they’re quite large at the moment.
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Did a little more work today. I reworked the cast names on front and added "Peter Jackson's" above title.

Also worked on spine. I used some different artwork that was possibility for back cover. It does look better than just plain black.

Back cover - For the moment, I am keeping the artwork I originally wanted (yes, I'm stubborn!). I will wait and see how it all comes together once the rest of the elements are in place: synopsis, film shots, and bonus. For the bonus, I think I will keep it generic since they may vary from different versions out there.

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I think that if you are going to keep this artwork on the back, then you should just add minimal information on the back. Otherwise it is going to look really over crowded. Also if this artwork is from the 1976 version, why don't you make it a cover for that film?


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Yeah I'm sorry, but I can't see the relevance between the artwork and the movie it's "supposed" to be from. The artwork you are using was made years before the movie you are making this cover for was made. In order for a cover to be approved it has to follow some standards, I'm afraid it might get rejected if there's not enough relevance to the original film. It would look great as slip-cases tho or on the inside of the cover, but atm as a cover, I'm not too sure about it.


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