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Old 05-21-03, 05:47 PM   #1
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Custom

I had nothing to do today, and I decided to make a custom cover for Disney's 20,000 LUTS.

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Old 05-21-03, 05:56 PM   #2
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Meant to ask this question, is there a way in Photoshop to fade text colors?

I ws thinking fading the special features text from that dark blue to white, because I'm not sure how well the white on very light blue will print.
 
Old 05-21-03, 06:03 PM   #3
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I think you can (I can in Paint shop Pro) but I would reconsider because if the background is going light blue to dark blue and the text is going the other way, somewhere in the middle the colors will be the same:

Bkgd: light blue --> medium blue -->blue-->dark blue-->very dark blue
Text: very dark blue-->dark blue-->blue-->medium blue-->light blue
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Old 05-21-03, 09:48 PM   #4
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When I want to use fading for text I just use the Gradient tool and select the text I want and woosh, it fades from one to another.
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Old 05-21-03, 10:28 PM   #5
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I think I'm going to keep it as it is. Any other thoughts on the cover?
 
Old 05-21-03, 11:08 PM   #6
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It't not bad. Its plain and simple. But isnt the Nautilus on the front a little odd shaped? I dont remember it being so squished...

Anyone know what the original poster looked like??
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Old 05-21-03, 11:29 PM   #7
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I couldn't find a good shot of the Nautilus, that is a shot of a CG version I found on the net:



I found a Yahoo Group and I saw some nice looking posters, sadly nothing of use.
 
Old 05-21-03, 11:58 PM   #8
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Old 05-22-03, 08:19 AM   #9
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I'm going away for the week, but I'll definitly use that shot in the custom.
 
Old 05-31-03, 11:01 PM   #10
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Update (and a completely new one)

Update from original:


New one:


The second one I made using a screen cap blown up to god knows how large (I stopped keeping track at 800%).

Up close it looks alright, nowhere near as stunning as it would be if it were an original scan.

Its a piece of conceptual artwork, with the 20K logo taken from a lobby card, and the tagline and actors name was a layout I took from another poster (I would have put their heads also like the original, but knowing everyone's fondness of floating heads I opted not to).
 
Old 05-31-03, 11:03 PM   #11
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Also, could someone tell me what font is used for the barcode. I'd like to get the correct number down.
 
Old 05-31-03, 11:27 PM   #12
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The new black one is fantastic!!!! NICE!
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Old 06-03-03, 09:43 AM   #13
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2nd cover is great.
From my monitor, I can't tell if the background
is black or dark blue / grey?
Would you consider moving just off of black into
the dark blue / grey on the diver's suites?
A color a little darker than your first cover.
I loved how you were trying to simulate the
dark underwater effect.
 
Old 06-03-03, 09:49 AM   #14
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The second cover is black.

I'll fiddle around with it and see what happens.

I haven't submitted it yet because I'm trying to make the front pic a little clearer.
 
Old 06-04-03, 12:29 AM   #15
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I am liking that new version!
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Old 06-04-03, 02:18 PM   #16
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Here, I played around with them again:




 
Old 06-04-03, 02:20 PM   #17
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I like #2 and #4! Maybe the text on the top of the front page could be a little brighter but maybe it is just tough to read on the preview... maybe its just me.
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Old 06-04-03, 02:54 PM   #18
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I'll keep that in mind Rammsteinfan

Wouldn't have any better tips to capture a a photo from a DVD gallery?
 
Old 06-04-03, 03:14 PM   #19
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2 & 4 are very nice!
The texts on the back looks easier to read.
The red text on the front does look hard to read.
Maybe a foam green or yellow green????
Or maybe a silver like the moon's reflection
on the night's water surface???
 
Old 06-04-03, 04:27 PM   #20
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I use POWERDVD to capture screens from DVD's... they seem to work pretty good when I use them on my covers.
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Old 06-11-03, 11:34 PM   #21
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Oh man I LOVE those with the old-school design!
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Old 06-12-03, 12:54 AM   #22
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I haven't forgotten about this cover. I'm just waiting on a auction and to pick up a scanner and I'm gonna do some work.

I might use a different picture for the front, since that shot is really crap, and I doubt I could get it approved at DVDcoverart.
 
Old 08-26-03, 02:55 PM   #23
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Update (after many months)

Finally got a high-quality poster image.

Here are the finished ones I did:


I call this one Aqua


This is Aqua green with a coral back cover


And this one is Aqua green (don't ask why I named them this, just doing it for reference).

I am probably going to make the first one with a coral back also. They will be uploaded to DVDCA whenever they get their FTP opened up again.

Comments? Thoughts? I know its been a while, and I apologize for that.

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Old 08-26-03, 03:51 PM   #24
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Those look great JoeyOhhhh! I especially like the Aqua Green one at the bottom. Guaranteed download from me.
 
Old 09-03-03, 07:34 PM   #25
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The middle one has been submitted to DVDCA, just pending a review
 
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