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Fubster
post Sep 3 2007, 06:51 PM
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My Favorite Custom Cover:
King Kong by Dweez



(A note to the forum admin: this post may violate the “quick introduction” description as suggested in your pinned post)

I am a computer programmer by trade, and I am self taught in graphic design (although I do not know if my skills warrant that description). I started with Microsoft’s Image Composer (it came free with Front Page 98) back in 1998, and I had a hard time switching to Adobe Photoshop about two years ago. At this point I can say with a high level of confidence that I am strong in a good 5% of the features that Photoshop has to offer. Maybe 6%. I use version CS2 (9.0).

I’ve never been into forums before, and as such do not have a photo or signature graphic yet. I’d like to add those, but everything in due time. I found this incredibly awesome site while on the search for some movie graphics. I actually stumbled into another (unnamed) site that seems to have lost its owner, and someone there pointed me in this direction!

I have been creating my own custom DVD labels for about a year now. I own an Epson R200 printer, which prints directly onto inkjet printable CD/DVDs. It looks like this printer is no longer on the market, but that the R280 has the same features. I have been very happy with the results, with the possible exception of black ink smearing/smudging. I used clear coat on a few with decent results, but in the end I decided that was just too much work.

For a while I was printing onto some TDK brand printable DVDs, I got an exceptional deal at a local warehouse club store. Since then, I switched to Verbatim Hub Printable, and I absolutely LOVE having that extra printable surface area.

I only create labels. I keep all of my movies in CD Wallets, so I have no use for covers, and this has also led to some design decisions, as you will see. Generally speaking, information that might only be found on the cover, I may include on my labels.

What you will usually find on my movie labels:
  • Title
  • Year (according to IMDB)
  • Genre (usually according to IMDB)
  • Actors (usually first billed actors as indicated by bold on allmovie.com)
  • DVD Extra features as found on the version I have
  • On occasion I will list the director/producer/writer etc. if it has meaning to me.

What you will generally not find on my movie labels:
  • Fine print (“this movie is solely intended for the private viewing yada yada yada All rights reserved”)
  • Movie studio logos
  • Other logos or insignias (like Dolby, CC, NTSC/PAL, Aspect Ratio, Certification: R, PG-13, etc). The only exception I can think of is the DVD Video logo.
  • Running time – however, I am seriously contemplating adding this to my labels, as this is usually information I want to know when I am deciding what movie to watch.

(Please note that all of the above are personal preferneces, and I make no judgements on you if your preferences are different.)

Almost all of my “good” labels were 1000x1000 or 1200x1200, so I am in the middle of re-working enough of them (without degrading the quality) to produce a proving ground post. However, here is a single sample of my work – comments are appreciated.
http://www.hirescovers.net/gallery/display....php?pos=-37692

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- Fubster


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post Sep 3 2007, 11:53 PM
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Miss Potter by Venome

My Favorite Cover Designer:
To many to choose from



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post Sep 4 2007, 12:01 AM
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post Sep 4 2007, 09:12 AM
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All HiRes designers



wow - I think that is the longest intro we have ever had (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumb.gif) Great design on your demo label. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Only thing I am not keen on your label is the bevel on the text ... otherwise great work (IMG:style_emoticons/default/8834.gif)


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post Sep 4 2007, 06:27 PM
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post Sep 4 2007, 08:44 PM
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My Favorite Custom Cover:
Madagascar By Gurizão

My Favorite Cover Designer:
SXS



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post Sep 5 2007, 04:47 PM
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