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djdrock 10-02-2004 11:05 AM

Would anyone be interested in having a discussion on D-VHS coverart? I always make custom covers for my collection, and wanted to know if there were many others interested in this as well.

gillcup 10-02-2004 11:29 AM

I would be interested.

djdrock 10-02-2004 07:30 PM

Glad to see someone else is excited about this movie coming to HDNet next month. I too have been working on some coverart for this flick. Here is my work... Had to recreate the logo for the spine and did some other photoshop work to get it done.

Chris Gerhard 10-02-2004 08:07 PM

Do you guys also make custom stick on labels for the tape spine and face?


djdrock 10-03-2004 12:35 AM

Yes, I make custom stick labels for the top of the tape, but not the spine.

I have never tried to make them the silver metalic look. I do recall on dvdcoverart.com (now defunct) that there is a silver paper that is available. I never bought any though.

Brajesh 10-03-2004 01:20 PM

Here's my D-VHS template.

djdrock 10-03-2004 01:38 PM

Brajesh...very nice job. I love it!

I just completed my cover for "The Rainmaker", and am pleased that it is being played in the OAR. Woo Woo! This cover was a bit of a booger because again, I had to locate the fonts for the the spine. The font is very very close.

djdrock 10-03-2004 01:58 PM

Brajesh...check your PM.

djdrock 10-03-2004 05:17 PM

I agree, that a tracer program might be quicker, but I have just always tried locating the fonts.

"Blow Out"? When is this on in HD?

Jet-X 10-04-2004 10:02 AM

hell, when was Rainmaker on in HD???!!!!????!!!!

wiz 10-04-2004 10:25 AM

When I make my covers for my recordings from Starz HD and Sho HD ect, I simply download a VHS cover form any online store, cut and paste, edit on paint and wellah a cover!

Paul Bigelow 10-04-2004 10:51 AM

Nice work!

kevin657 10-04-2004 03:53 PM

You Guys are so lucky to be able to get this stuff, living in the UK I can only get the D-Theater stuff imported.
would love to get my hands on some off this off air stuff.
The cover arts are great

djdrock 10-04-2004 04:24 PM


hell, when was Rainmaker on in HD???!!!!????!!!!

Yesterday on HBO. It is on again this Wednesday!

Thanks for the feedback so far. It is really fun!

Brajesh 10-05-2004 05:51 AM

djdrock, check your PM.

djdrock 10-06-2004 06:19 PM

Here is my attempt at a cover for "Dutch." I had to use my VHS envelope...

Brajesh 10-07-2004 06:02 AM

Love it!

Oliver Klohs 10-07-2004 06:37 AM

All these covers look great, but isn't it quite time consuming to do them ?
It would be nice to be able to look up every movie somewhere and just print out the correct envelope - wishful thinking I guess :-)

Brajesh 10-07-2004 06:56 AM

It's definitely time-consuming, but making covers is as much a hobby & collecting movies (to me anyway).

djdrock 10-07-2004 06:05 PM

Some of the covers can be done in a short amount of time. It just depends on source material availability. Some can take several hours. Either way, it is fun. Like Brajesh said, it is part of the hobby!

mikey p 10-09-2004 09:50 AM


Thanks to all for providing samples, I'm using them for wallpaper, and loving it! Actually I was wondering if you guys do this sort of thing for a living? I never thought about making covers for my (D-VHS) HD movies (GRIN), where do you get the case's with plastic outer covers, (ie; DVD keepcase's er; D-Theater)? OTOH; I guess a web search for this type of product will provide some vendors. None the less keep posting samples, it's all too neat! And finally, a very positive part to this hobby! ;-)

Take care...... watch, record, and mainly enjoy some HDTV of your choice tonight.

Oliver Klohs 10-10-2004 11:56 PM

I'd have to draw the line at about 20 minutes per cover, more than that and it takes away too much from my precious movie watching time

djdrock 10-11-2004 04:09 PM

Mikey...thanks for the feedback. No, I do not do this sort of thing for a living. It would be fun though...

Anyhoo, yes, just shop around for VHS cases with sleeve. I picked mine up at ebay. I used to go to the video store and ask for some. I would get them free, but most were beat up.

Matt_Stevens 10-12-2004 04:34 AM

I'll be happy to host ALL the covers made by you folks on my website, so that anyone can dl them and use them.

Just email me at mattstevens@deceptions.net

Oliver Klohs 10-12-2004 04:42 AM

that's great - and they might be of some use for you, too

jsjames 10-12-2004 07:37 AM


Originally posted by Matt_Stevens
I'll be happy to host ALL the covers made by you folks on my website, so that anyone can dl them and use them.

Just email me at mattstevens@deceptions.net

I was hoping someone would say that

I love the work that has been shown here!!
Thanks Matt

djdrock 10-12-2004 03:41 PM

Matt, check your email!

Matt_Stevens 10-13-2004 05:41 AM

For those of you that make your own covers, how large are the files?

djdrock 10-13-2004 12:13 PM

Around 2 to 3 megabytes each.

djdrock 10-13-2004 04:18 PM

Here is one of my latest covers..."Boogie Nights". This was really a project of love, as I had a decent scan to work with, but the smaller text for the back of the cover needed to be redone, so, I FINALLY located the original font and decided to redo the entire back...removing some elements and adding a few others.

Soon, I hope to have some appropriate webspace to upload my work for others to enjoy and contribute as well.

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