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post #5941 of 5969 Old 06-04-2015, 07:44 AM
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Okay, you mean you can't click on my username in any of my posts, and choose "Send PRIVATE message to Nissen" (or something to that effect.)? Then you should at least include my name in the request when you post in public like that. I can only reply via PM, so I have PMed you to get the ball rolling.
Hi, thanks, is only for personal use. I cant send PM because i dont have 15 posts.
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Hi, thanks, is only for personal use. I cant send PM because i dont have 15 posts.
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Format file

Hi, i just want to say something about the format file of the covers. All we have our preferences to use programs to make covers, i use photoshop for the pics and illustrator to text. Then i export pdf in high resolution because in my years of experience working in prepress photoshop is not the best for write text because when you save in jpg or psd it converts to image, but if you write in illustrator and convert to outline it doesnt convert to image is converted to vector so you have more quality when you print and the text is more legible. I like pdf but i dont know if here all you prefer to work with jpg.
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Hi, i just want to say something about the format file of the covers. All we have our preferences to use programs to make covers, i use photoshop for the pics and illustrator to text. Then i export pdf in high resolution because in my years of experience working in prepress photoshop is not the best for write text because when you save in jpg or psd it converts to image, but if you write in illustrator and convert to outline it doesnt convert to image is converted to vector so you have more quality when you print and the text is more legible. I like pdf but i dont know if here all you prefer to work with jpg.
I do both graphics and text in Photoshop, but if I were to prepare something for professional use I'd use inDesign for the text. PDF is the proper output for professional printing, but in the world of custom covers, JPEGs with no bleeds are the standard. Custom cover sites will accept nothing else. For home use, and at Blu-ray cover sizes, I don't believe Photoshop's rasterizing of the text has any impact on the quality of the final print.
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The alien cover looks awesome
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Request for terminator 1 blu ray cover

Hi Nissen, is it ok if I have your download link for the terminator 1 blu ray custom cover? I cant PM you because I haven't posted 15 times yet, I have only posted once. Maybe through direct email?


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Hello Nissen - yesterday I saw your fantastic Alfred Hitchcock Blu-ray
Covers and I was blown away what nice Artwork you offer here with all
the original Poster Art.
I do have all these Blu-rays so now I must have all of the Covers plus
the Star Wars and more....Please let me know how to get those
beautiful Blu-ray Covers,unfortunately I dont have enough post count to pm you: I'll answer
imideately! Many Thanks....Guggi1964
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Hi, Nissen, how are you? i want to ask you a special favor. Can you share with me the link for the James Bond cover 50 anniversary? It's only for personal use, because i want to gift all the movies to my father he is a fanatic of this movies and i like your covers. Only for this. Please. I can't send you PM because i dont have 15 messages.
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To everyone who may be reading this; I appreciate the compliments but please keep cover requests PM only.
I understand your difficulties with the PM restrictions but they are here for a reason. Partake in the discussions across the breadth of this wonderful forum and you'll soon have enough posts under your belts.
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Star Wars Bonus disc custom Blu-ray cover by Nissen

Here's the final addition to the "White Set", a cover for the bonus discs from the Blu-ray set.
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Hi Nissen, i just left 7 messages to can send PM. I want to reach 15 posting my covers and something about custom bluray cover, not post only for post. please excuse me if you get hungry but i cant send PM. If you don't want send me links don't worry.


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To everyone who may be reading this; I appreciate the compliments but please keep cover requests PM only.
I understand your difficulties with the PM restrictions but they are here for a reason. Partake in the discussions across the breadth of this wonderful forum and you'll soon have enough posts under your belts.
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Hi Nissen, i just left 7 messages to can send PM. I want to reach 15 posting my covers and something about custom bluray cover, not post only for post. please excuse me if you get hungry but i cant send PM. If you don't want send me links don't worry.
It's not that I don't WANT to send links to people, but we can't have a thread cluttered up with requests, nor can we post links and email addresses out in the open. As a matter of principle I will only respond via PM.
Does the 15-post restriction mean you can't RECEIVE PMs either? I sent you a PM two weeks ago.
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[quote=Nissen;35160746]Here's the final addition to the "White Set", a cover for the bonus discs from the Blu-ray set.
PM me for copies.
Great looking final cover in this set. There is a bit of a disconnect between the frame and the front poster color-wise, in my opinion, but it works perfectly with the rest of the covers in the set.
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Hi Nissen, i received your PM thanks for the Superman covers, when i asked you for the link i meant you send it via PM not for the public, sorry for the confusion, english is not my native language, i asked for the links via PM but it seems i didn`t be very clear, i can receive PM i can`t send. Sorry.
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It's not that I don't WANT to send links to people, but we can't have a thread cluttered up with requests, nor can we post links and email addresses out in the open. As a matter of principle I will only respond via PM.
Does the 15-post restriction mean you can't RECEIVE PMs either? I sent you a PM two weeks ago.
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Cowboys &amp; Aliens<br><br>
...This one's a request that asked for that specific artwork on the front. So I know it's kinda the same as the retail but i had no control <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ...I still tried to play a little with the colors so it doesn't look *exactly* the same.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smilie"><br><br><img alt="" src="http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/4595/cowboysaliensbrmavs.png" style="border:0px solid;">
Where can I get a printable version of your Jurassic Park trilogy? It is awesome!
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Good day. My question is: are there projects for asian cinema affiliated covers? I am referring to anime movies in the vane of Akira or pre-2000 movies that have been ported on blu-ray.
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Good day. My question is: are there projects for asian cinema affiliated covers? I am referring to anime movies in the vane of Akira or pre-2000 movies that have been ported on blu-ray.
I have an abandoned Akira cover in my projects folder, but I may finish it one of these days. I'll be sure to post it here.
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Punisher Custom Blu-ray cover by Nissen

Back in 2011, when I was just getting started, I made a cover for the Lundgren Punisher. At the time a Blu was practically unthinkable, so the cover was intentionally vague on the specs. I had only done about 4 or 5 covers prior to this, so the design left a lot to be desired. Come 2015 and a Blu release is a reality and I decided to update my original cover. Apart from a redesigned back the original design is carried through more or less as-is.

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I have an abandoned Akira cover in my projects folder, but I may finish it one of these days. I'll be sure to post it here.
Thank you in advance. Is is as hard to come by covers for asian animation films as it is to find them in the first place.
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[QUOTE=Nissen;35359346]Back in 2011, when I was just getting started, I made a cover for the Lundgren Punisher. At the time a Blu was practically unthinkable, so the cover was intentionally vague on the specs. I had only done about 4 or 5 covers prior to this, so the design left a lot to be desired. Come 2015 and a Blu release is a reality and I decided to update my original cover. Apart from a redesigned back the original design is carried through more or less as-is.

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For one of your first works it looks pretty good. The color pallet is interesting considering the esthetics of the film. The grime is reminiscent of what I remember from the movie, but o darker tone would have accentuated it even better.
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Dangerous Liaisons. It's been a long time since I wanted to give this favorite of mine a proper treatment. The official posters were almost inexistant since there was only one, which wasn't really great either. So I used various pictures to give it a different look. On the back I spared no expense and I even even had fun typing an entire chapter of the original novel (in french), as part of the background texture. I'm kinda proud of that one I admit ...as always, available at customaniacs.org.


Beautiful usage of colors. The red and brown work really well in conveying the elegant esthetics. Great piece overall.
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For one of your first works it looks pretty good. The color pallet is interesting considering the esthetics of the film. The grime is reminiscent of what I remember from the movie, but o darker tone would have accentuated it even better.
Thanks for your feedback. I am however unsure what you mean by "darker tone." How exactly?
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Great looking final cover in this set. There is a bit of a disconnect between the frame and the front poster color-wise, in my opinion, but it works perfectly with the rest of the covers in the set.
And while we're at it, what "disconnect?"
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And while we're at it, what "disconnect?"
In the case of the Punisher movie the tone of the film is quite dark, and in my eyes the cover does not reflect that trait. I am not at all judging the quality of the art work, but to me the memory of the film does not reflect in the brighter tone of your cover. It is not, by any means, a statement towards the pour quality of your work, it is just my view point on the relation between the film and the art. I will refrain from further comments that might seem judgmental. Your talent is by no mean in question.
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In the case of the Punisher movie the tone of the film is quite dark, and in my eyes the cover does not reflect that trait. I am not at all judging the quality of the art work, but to me the memory of the film does not reflect in the brighter tone of your cover. It is not, by any means, a statement towards the pour quality of your work, it is just my view point on the relation between the film and the art. I will refrain from further comments that might seem judgmental. Your talent is by no mean in question.
Do not refrain from commenting, but please be specific, so that I can try to see what you're seeing. I do welcome the feedback, as I see it as an opportunity to get outside opinions of my work, which I more or less create in a vacuum. I am a trained graphic designer and my work adheres to certain "rules" of layout and colour use, so I was interested to hear what specifically you would have done differently? By "Dark", do you mean thematically (should I have used more graphically violent images), or different colours (the original ad art favoured blue/purple instead of the greyish brown I used), or just lower the overall brightness/contrast of the images to make the shadows heavier and the background blacker?

I was also interested to hear what "disconnect" you perceived between frame (which frame?) and the front poster on the latest Star Wars cover?

Believe me, I did not or will not take offense. In my graphic design classes we used to hang everybody's work up on the board and have the entire class critique it in turn. The insight gained from such sessions was invaluable.
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Do not refrain from commenting, but please be specific, so that I can try to see what you're seeing. I do welcome the feedback, as I see it as an opportunity to get outside opinions of my work, which I more or less create in a vacuum. I am a trained graphic designer and my work adheres to certain "rules" of layout and colour use, so I was interested to hear what specifically you would have done differently? By "Dark", do you mean thematically (should I have used more graphically violent images), or different colours (the original ad art favoured blue/purple instead of the greyish brown I used), or just lower the overall brightness/contrast of the images to make the shadows heavier and the background blacker?

I was also interested to hear what "disconnect" you perceived between frame (which frame?) and the front poster on the latest Star Wars cover?

Believe me, I did not or will not take offense. In my graphic design classes we used to hang everybody's work up on the board and have the entire class critique it in turn. The insight gained from such sessions was invaluable.



English is not my native language so it is hard for me to express myself properly. I did mean "dark", in reference to the subject mater of the movie, as in thematically so, but not violently (as in gory). I tend to associate dark with menacing, and that, to me, would translate into a shadow-heavy picture.
As for the Star Wars cover, in relation to "the frame" I spoke of, I was referring to the white background upon which the information (front cover, spine title, back text and stills) is sat. It looks like a painting and I see SF related cover art as, well different, to be honest. I associate covers with this trait with film that present events set in past times, where as SF, to me, feels like it should be portrayed on a larger (borderless) backdrop. It is just personal preference. That and white blu-ray cases are hard to come buy in my vicinity.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I find your work to be some of the best I have seen.
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Ok. Thanks for clearing that up.
If I understand you correctly, you think covers for SF films should:
a) never have a white background
b) the front artwork should extend all the way to the edge without borders.
Without exception?

I disagree, obviously, but thanks for taking the time to articulate your viewpoints. And your English is excellent (I'm not a native English speaker either).
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I have an abandoned Akira cover in my projects folder, but I may finish it one of these days. I'll be sure to post it here.
I would be highly interested in that. I stumbled onto this thread and love your art. Of course I need to make some more posts before I can PM on some covers I like.
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