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post #5251 of 5797
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Morpheo, would you kindly make a simple coverart for Resident Evil for a 6-pack BD case?

I just need the Umbrella logo at the back (no writing), umbrella logo at the front with "Resident Evil" at the bottom of the front cover and the spine. I'd like to put all of my Resident evils 1-4 (and the upcoming 5) into one case.

yup no problem...
post #5252 of 5797
Thank you! Or if you don't have time, you can just forward me the hi-res umbrella logo. I can't find one that's high-res enough to my liking.
post #5253 of 5797
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Thank you! Or if you don't have time, you can just forward me the hi-res umbrella logo. I can't find one that's high-res enough to my liking.

...just give me the spine size you need pls... 11 or bigger? (I know there are 11mm 4-disc cases, just making sure...)
post #5254 of 5797
14mm I think. It's a 6-disc case.

Thank you, Morpheo.
post #5255 of 5797
Here's my take on Misery.
Special thanks to Rybev.

Available by PM and soon to be found on CustoManiacs.
post #5256 of 5797
Nice cover, Nissen!
post #5257 of 5797
Nothing creative here, just tweaking the original cover (thank you Morpheo for the cover scan). I only got rid of the "BD + DVD COMBO" banner and enlarged Marylin's head plus got rid of the reviewer's quote.

post #5258 of 5797
Anybody have a 2-disc sized (11mm?) version of War Horse cover?
post #5259 of 5797
^^^ I just bought it and it's my next custom (couldn't find the english-only cover). Wait a few days and it'll be ready...
post #5260 of 5797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

^^^ I just bought it and it's my next custom (couldn't find the english-only cover). Wait a few days and it'll be ready...

what about MI4 ?
post #5261 of 5797
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoReNSoTh View Post

what about MI4 ?

I'm waiting to find/see the retail back cover art cause I want to list the special features and specs exactly as the studio's. Don't worry it's on its way as well...
post #5262 of 5797
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

I'm waiting to find/see the retail back cover art cause I want to list the special features and specs exactly as the studio's. Don't worry it's on its way as well...

ok i am waiting
post #5263 of 5797

(Nissen)
wow, I had never seen this poster before. Epic poster and epic cover.
post #5264 of 5797
again, nothing special, I just changed the front cover with the original movie poster and got rid of actors name etc. Such a nice poster and the studio changed it to Matt Damon's face? WTH?

post #5265 of 5797
Altered States is coming out and has been announced on Bluray. A favorite bizzare sci-fi movie of mine.

Would love to see a custom cover with perhaps the tank on the front.
post #5266 of 5797
Hi All -

I am looking for a custom cover for Pink Floyd's The Wall (Immersion Set). As this has 7 discs, I've had to break it into (2) 22mm 4 disc bluray cases. Does anyone have a cover they would be willing to share?

Thank You in advance!
post #5267 of 5797
War Horse...

(3 versions available - 11mm, 14mm, and 15.8mm)



post #5268 of 5797
Niiiiiiiiice! the 11mm version for me please!!
post #5269 of 5797
Morpheo this cover is very nice but i think you should delete barkod
post #5270 of 5797
I'm looking for a copy of this Gremlins custom.



Does anyone know where I can find it?

Thanks in advanced.
post #5271 of 5797
due to the a$$ta$ticly bad cardboard sleeve for BBC's ONE LIFE. Is there anybody here who can make a custom cover for it? I tried scanning the original cover but it's too glary for my low-end scanner.
post #5272 of 5797
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

due to the a$$ta$ticly bad cardboard sleeve for BBC's ONE LIFE. Is there anybody here who can make a custom cover for it? I tried scanning the original cover but it's too glary for my low-end scanner.

If the glare is being caused by foil packaging, place the original cover in a comic book bag (some times you might need two) and then scan it. This should help reduce or eliminate the glare.
post #5273 of 5797
does anyone have a custom bad boys blu ray cover that is more like th original poster art? cheers.
post #5274 of 5797
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Originally Posted by JayFank View Post

Just printed BunnyDojo's Inception cover. Looks amazing dude! GREAT JOB!!!

Thanks, sir! I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying it.

Here's a new design for Bullitt made possible by AVS screen capture champion Cinema Squid.



http://www.bunnydojo.com/blu/
post #5275 of 5797
My last post here.

Wanted to thank the guys in this thread for support and inspiration over the years.
All my further custom work will be posted here only:

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/31...art-thread/120

Thanks all
post #5276 of 5797
Here's some interesting fan art for the new Batman Trilogy.
I plan on incorporating all three movies into one box, so this could be a cool custom cover.

post #5277 of 5797
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Here's the latest entry in the collection...

3-Disc Limited Edition




2-Disc Edition

post #5278 of 5797
Morpheo
MI4 is perfect
post #5279 of 5797
Has anybody ever done a custom for Lost in Translation? I know I would love something out of the ordinary for that movie and I don't remember seeing one before. Maybe that image of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson when she has the pink hair after karaoke? I don't know, just would be thrilled to see what you guys can come up with.
post #5280 of 5797
My second attempt at Chaplin:



Inspired by another cover artist's Criterion custom for Chaplin, I decided to give this one another go. I made a custom for Chaplin last year using the silhouette poster art, but I like this new poster so much better.

It's been a while since I did a full write-up for one of my covers, but here goes:

The Front:
As always, the hunt for high-rez images for older movies is hit-and miss. In the end I asked the other artist if he would send me the poster image he had used. It was still fairly small, but it was something I could work with.

First I upscaled it to about twice the final size, then started overlaying some grain to camouflage the low level of detail. I create the grain effect by making a separate layer of 40% grey, then add some uniform noise to it. I use a brush-stroke filter called "Spatter" on that noise to clump it up and make it look like actual filmgrain. Then I set the grain layer to the Overlay blending mode and can dial it in and out using the Opacity slider. For this image I used two layers with different coarseness of grain. The finer grain was over Downey's facial features and the rest of the image has gradually coarser grain out towards the edges.

I also overlaid an image of a blank, sepia-toned photograph, with just a little bit of vignetting along the edges. This gave the low-rez image a patina of age and wear, something which was appropriate for the material.

I opted to recreate the tagline and title treatment from the original image almost exactly. One should usually replace all scanned text with actual type anyway, to ensure it is crisp and clean. First I had to clone-brush out the existing text, which was easy as it was placed in the black of the bowler hat. Phew! When trying to find a matching font for replacement, I find it useful to type up the text in a text layer, then highlight the font selector window and use the arrow keys to cycle through the fonts I have on my computer. The active type layer changes as I flip through the fonts, so that I see the results immediately. I have just about 900 fonts on my system, so it sometimes takes a while to cycle throught them all, but more often than not I can get a 90% match with what I have pre-installed.

The Spine:
As always I carry over the title treatment from the front to the spine. I also like to use the "official" logo and layout for the studios to make my customs blend in with the retail covers on the shelf.
I read a comment on one of these forums once, that spine images are always ugly, but I beg to differ. The only fancy thing I did with the Chaplin image on the spine was add a slight drop-shadow to it so his feet would seem tied to the "ground".

The Back:
As I said, I had done a Chaplin cover previously, so I had the synopsis and the extras list already typed out. This time I added the credits block and retyped all the legal text as well, which I hadn't bothered to do last time.
I always type up every bit of text before I start to experiment with the images and layout. This way I know almost exactly how many elements I have to incorporate and roughly how much space is available for images. I can always take out an image or two, but leaving out the synopsis or the list of extras to accomodate an image is not an option for me.

I also like to have some texture to my covers, and continue the look of the fronts over into the backs. Here I just had to extend the grain/sepia treatment I had applied to the front poster and it made for a nice background.

The backs are hard, so it always helps me to latch onto a particular art style or theme to get me started. I was going for a Art Noveau vibe to fit the time period, and that dictated much of the layout. I tend to do strictly symmetrical layouts as a rule, but have been trying to break away from it. For this, however, a symmetrical, elegant approach seemed the best fit.

To keep in line with the theme of the source material, I used a font called Silentia to mimic the title cards of silent movies. This turned out to be a beautiful and versatile font, and I wound up using it for all the text on the back. Usually I find that what works for the synopsis doesn't fit the extras-list, but Silentia worked for everything, even the credit block.

The layout of the back took me all day, roughly 7 hours. The one I ended up with was my third version. I originally did some work on using a wavy film strip as a basis to build the layout around, but I wasn't satisfied with the result. It looked too gimmicky and worked against the symmetry I wanted. My second attempt had some busy, ornamental linework going into thick borders around the images, but it just got too cluttered and clunky. In the end I just kept the top portion of that element (the rings you see behind Downey's back) and made simple, horizontal dividers between the different elements.

I knew I wanted a medium close-up of Downey in character as the tramp for the top of the cover. However, all the images I found were of a morose, sad clown type Chaplin. That's part of the film, to be sure, but I wanted a lighter, more inviting tone to the cover. (The front poster was already serious enough.) I eventually found the image of Chaplin with the rose, which I thought was a perfect fit tonally. Again, only smallish images were to be found, so I had to do an upscaled/noise-reduced/grained-up job on that image as well. Downey's shoulders were cut off at the collar bone, so I had to do some extensions by copying other parts of the image and clone-stamping on top of that. Why can't things ever be easy? The colours of the original image were rather dull, so I tweaked them a bit. I masked out the rose to give it a particular saturation boost. The rose is the only really bright element on the entire cover, so the eye goes straight to it and it cheers up the general mood of the piece. The image still looks like a colorized b&w image, but it fits with the material.

When selecting screenshots I try to represent as many different settings or characters from the movie as possible. Considering these will be stamp-sized once they're printed, the facial close-ups tend to dominate. The lovely Milla Jovovich was my choice to represent the sexual content of the film.

Finally, I put an orange overlay over the entire cover at about 20% opacity to give it a warmer hue. This also accentuated the brown sepia tone, which I had suppressed too much originally.

There it is, the process behind this cover. It was a nice change to do a cover for myself after a string of commissions. These personal projects tend to perculate in the back of my brain, and when a little free time crops up they come to the surface.

I'm uploading it to Customaniacs, but will accept PMs through this forum as well.
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