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post #5641 of 5802
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Originally Posted by dekalbirving View Post

@canadianbs101,
could you please send me a link where i can download the "john carter" cover?

Check your PMs
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In collaboration with fellow Turtle enthusiast EastX I am proud to present the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cover collection.
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Download options to follow shortly.
post #5643 of 5802
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Originally Posted by Steven Good View Post

Uploaded some more multi-pack covers to my flickr stream. Space-saving is key for my storage needs, so anytime I can put sequels in with the original film in a slimmer case, I try to.

Wall Street & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Westworld & Futureworld
Gremlins & Gremlins 2: The New Batch
The Magnificent Seven & Return of the Seven (ignoring the last two not-very-good sequels...)
The French Connection I & II
Universal Monsters Collection (character covers for original blu-ray + DVDs of their sequels )
James Bond 007 (5 volumes, including Never Say Never Again and '67 Casino Royale + DVDs with features not on blu-rays)
The Hustler & The Color Of Money
Poltergeist I & II (ignoring the awful III)
Back to the Future Trilogy
Tron & Tron Legacy
The Fugitive & U.S. Marshals
Madagascar Trilogy

If there's anything there that is of use to you--and you can't download it from that site in a quality suitable to you--PM me and I'll email you the file.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21643749@N02/sets/72157629547569639/

Added to the link:
2001 & 2010 2-pack
Mission Impossible 4-film set
Star Trek 1 - 6
Star Trek 7 - 10
Romancing the Stone & The Jewel of the Nile
Planet of the Apes 5-film set
post #5644 of 5802
Wow...love that "official press release" style you've got to promote those TMNT covers Nissen.
post #5645 of 5802
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Originally Posted by Nissen View Post

I took a little break from cover-cobbling today to cobble together a cover:
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, my favourite graphic novel.

I rarely do personal projects nowadays, but this 2-part release desperately needed a cover to unite them.
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2649/batmanthedarkknightretu.png
I'll be putting this up on CustoManiacs or you can PM me for a copy.

So excellent, I was just admiring this comic the other day, sealed in its mylar. smile.gif

The Avengers and TMNT covers are incredible as well! Nice work!
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Originally Posted by nathanddrews View Post

So excellent, I was just admiring this comic the other day, sealed in its mylar. smile.gif

The Avengers and TMNT covers are incredible as well! Nice work!

Many thanks. Both the Avengers series and the TMNT series should be available shortly.
post #5647 of 5802
The Amityville trilogy custom Blu-ray covers, vintage VHS style as requested by my client. This is just to let everyone know that I am allowed to share these.

Requests by PM.

I especially like the "Not in 3D" disclaimer on the 3rd nonsequel! Ha ha.

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post #5648 of 5802
As promised, my client has generously allowed me to share the Avengers Phase one set. PM me for download links.
Please note these covers are all sized for the UK 14mm spine Blu-ray cases per the client's request.

The Avengers
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Captain America: The first Avenger
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Thor
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Iron Man
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Iron Man 2
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The Incredible Hulk
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post #5649 of 5802
All of these custom covers are amazing :-) i am really glad that i found this forum!
post #5650 of 5802
Silver Linings Playbook.


I wanted to get rid of the always awful bilingual packaging (Canada...) and also the official artwork/posters are rather "meh"... so I came up with this:



Available at customaniacs.org...
post #5651 of 5802
Hey all, I'm new here. Would anyone happen to have the now all released individually stock scans of the Star Trek movies? I of course have the movies from the sets, but not these new individual covers.
post #5652 of 5802
hi mate are these available for download or they just on here for show

cheers
post #5653 of 5802
Hey all

At the risk of being beat down for my question, I'll take a chance. (don't feel like searching through all the huge file pages just to see).
Is there anyone here that can print OEM style slip covers/art for BR's that come empty?
Also, where's the best place to buy authentic BR cases? I buy a few with no case or artwork from time to time and would like to at least get then so I can shelve them neatly.

cheers smile.gif
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Originally Posted by hifiHigh View Post

Hey all

At the risk of being beat down for my question, I'll take a chance. (don't feel like searching through all the huge file pages just to see).
Is there anyone here that can print OEM style slip covers/art for BR's that come empty?
Also, where's the best place to buy authentic BR cases? I buy a few with no case or artwork from time to time and would like to at least get then so I can shelve them neatly.

cheers smile.gif

Don't know the answer to your first question, but I bought my Blu-ray cases from Borders when they were going out of business, like 150 single, double, and triple jewel cases for like $10 or something. You can buy 100-packs for around $30-40 from most e-tailers.
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Fritz´s works are incredible! TMNT and Avengers sets are absolutely magnificent!
post #5656 of 5802
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Originally Posted by leekayleigh View Post

hi mate are these available for download or they just on here for show

cheers

Hi Mate.

I can only speak for my own covers, but they are generally available for download unless they are commissioned work that is exclusive to the client.
Generally you just send the member who made the cover a PM (personal message) and you will either be given a download link or receive the file by email.

...but yes, some are here just for show :-)
post #5657 of 5802
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Originally Posted by superaventuras View Post

Fritz´s works are incredible! TMNT and Avengers sets are absolutely magnificent!
Thank you!
post #5658 of 5802
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Originally Posted by nathanddrews View Post

Don't know the answer to your first question, but I bought my Blu-ray cases from Borders when they were going out of business, like 150 single, double, and triple jewel cases for like $10 or something. You can buy 100-packs for around $30-40 from most e-tailers.

sweet deal!
post #5659 of 5802
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Originally Posted by canadianbs101 View Post

Thanks! The touch-ups to erase the disc slots took hours, and still aren't perfect, but I'm happy enough with them.

Definitely an excellent work! The touch-ups are really well done!
post #5660 of 5802
cheers for reply

i mean the james bond ones that you have done they are incredible.. are you able to send me link to them or email me them

thanks
post #5661 of 5802
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Originally Posted by leekayleigh View Post

cheers for reply

i mean the james bond ones that you have done they are incredible.. are you able to send me link to them or email me them

thanks

Sorry, the Bond covers are exclusive to the client and cannot be shared.
Generally, if I don't specifically say to PM me for download, a cover isn't available to be shared.
post #5662 of 5802
Hi guys.

I was asked by a member how I got the "inked" look to my Reel Heroes covers, so I decided to describe the long, tedious process here. It's been a while since I did a long-winded write-up on one of my covers, so I think you'll forgive one now.

So here goes:

Ideally, the drawn effect would be created by manually tracing a photo and hand-colouring everything. This is very time-consuming, and frankly, requires an experienced illustrator's hand to look good. (The actual Reel Heroes covers are done by hand, with varying degrees of success.)

For my series of Avengers Phase One covers I couldn't afford the time to do every panel by hand, so I sought out a filter to do it for me. There are many good commercial filters that give a robust hand-drawn look, but I couldn't find one that matched specifically what I was after. (and some of those filters are plain out of my price-range.)

Bearing in mind that I had to apply the comic-book look to 7 or 8 images for each cover, both the main figure and the background panels, I wanted an automated approach. I first thought I could automate this entire process with a Photoshop Action, but no such luck. Each step in my process needed hand tinkering. I experimented quite a bit, and you can see some progress between my first Iron Man and the last Avengers cover.

In the end the procedure was mainly this:

Step 1: The linework.
(Make a copy of the original image first. You will need an untouched version for later stages.)
First I used the standard Poster Edges filter to do the heavy lifting. The settings all varied from image to image, but generally I went for a strong line. That filter also creates a lot of noise in darker areas, so it will have to be cleaned up by hand. You sometimes get a better result if you "clean up" the image before applying the Poster Edges filter, using the Surface Blur tool at various settings. Experimentation is the key.

I then used the Color Range selection tool (Under "Select") to make a selection of only the black in the image. I copied that selection to a separate layer so I would have an isolated version of the black outlines created by the Poster Edges filter. Then I went in and manually erased (with a layer mask in my case) all the noisy bits. I also cleaned up some of the rougher edges at this point. Here is where a pen tablet comes in handy.

Cleaning up the Poster Edges outlines got me only so far, so I drew additional outlines by hand, usually the mouth, tracing the jawline and creases in clothes and other areas I felt needed some enhancements.

I then used the Stroke function to add a slightly thicker outline to the contours of the figure. This only works if you've isolated the figure on a transparent layer or you can easily select it against a simple background. Otherwise you'll have to draw that outline by hand as well.

That takes care of the linework.

Step 2: The hashes, or crosshatches.
I did two things here. First I made a copy of the black only layer I isolated from the "Poster Edges" process. I then applied a Motion Blur filter to it at about a 30-40 degree angle. I then used the Sharpen or Sharpen More filters repeatedly to make the motion blur look like tiny lines. Then I masked the entire layer and went in with the eraser to bring out these small hatches in shadow areas, creases in the clothes and face, and I also used it to feather the edges of large black areas.

Second, I found an image of speed lines from a Manga tutorial and overlaid that on my image, set it to multiply and again masked off the entire layer. Again I could go in with my eraser and bring out these speedlines where I wanted them. Please note I rotated the speed lines to match the angle of the "Motion Blur Lines" I created in the previous step. You could also angle this layer perpendicular to the other hashes and get a crosshatch effect, or apply this same Speed Line layer twice at different angles.

Step 3: The colours.
Here you go back to the copy of the original image and apply any filters you think will give the painted or drawn look. I used a combination of the Dry Brush filter (good for hair and facial details) and the Cutout filter at different settings. I applied the filters on separate copies of the main image, stacked them on top of each other and used the Opacity slider to find a good combination. Sometimes I just used the Dry Brush filter because the Cutout filter is too recognisable.
Most times the colours benefitted from a strong saturation increase to give them that comic book pop. I applied that as a separate Adjustment Layer so I could control it better.

Step 4. Season to taste.

Note that I don't apply any colour halftone or raster effects which every tutorial out there emphasises so heavily. Comics have been printed with excellent colours for the last fifty years so that dotty look is just a throwback to a slightly insulting stereotype of what the "Comic Book Look" is. Comic art is neither simplistic or coarse any more, so it's time the aesthetic prejudice caught up.

Here is a close-up of the Captain America linework:
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Hey Presto!
post #5663 of 5802
Does anyone have the scans of the new Star Trek movies in individual format? Just the TOS and TNG movies.
post #5664 of 5802
Here's my latest, Cloud Atlas...

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Ooh! Morph, great cover. The back is gorgeous.

Here is my last Reel Heroes cover, a Hellboy cover to match the officially released Hellboy II.
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I don't know if I can share this or not, but I'll ask.
Edit: Good news. The client says it's okay to share, so feel free to PM me for a printable file.
Edited by Nissen - 5/31/13 at 7:24am
post #5666 of 5802
Just bought National Lampoons Vacation on blu. Man if there was ever a Blu that needs a custom this is it. lol
post #5667 of 5802
First and foremost all of the covers in this collection look quite interesting. It is an unusual take on the oficial boxart for the Phase One movies, that works great as a whole. Please allow me to download the set as I am a big fan of this collection of films and think that they would look great on my shelf in this particular form. Thank you for at least taking the time to read my request and keep up the good art-work!
post #5668 of 5802
Any word on those Ninja Turtles covers yet?
post #5669 of 5802
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Originally Posted by Danny Ketch View Post

Any word on those Ninja Turtles covers yet?

Alas no. My client has disappeared off the face of the earth, and I can't share them without his okay. He's sort of left me hanging here, but I'll let you know. I apologise.
post #5670 of 5802
Two recent commissions I'm allowed to share:

Troll 2 and The Warriors.
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Please note: Troll 2 includes the "Best Worst Movie" documentary. The Warriors cover makes reference to the inclusion of the Theatrical cut. All per the client's request.

PM me for download links.
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