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Key Largo (1948)

Postby Bunny Dojo » May Fri 08, 2020 8:02 pm

Key Largo (1948) Blu-ray Custom Cover


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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby Wrench » May Fri 08, 2020 9:25 pm

Nice job Tim
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby chouette » May Fri 08, 2020 11:13 pm

A real beauty!

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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby Jazzy » May Sat 09, 2020 12:39 am

Outstanding  

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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby StrangeMan » May Sun 10, 2020 1:50 am

Really nice one :)
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby ctaulbee » May Sun 10, 2020 2:10 am

Outstanding work on this Tim, I just love it buddy <3
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby alienmem » May Sun 10, 2020 9:59 am

Very cool cover
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby VincentLupo » May Sun 10, 2020 12:31 pm

Great cover Tim!
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby bankska22 » May Sun 10, 2020 3:18 pm

Great work, Tim! That's a battle Royal winner!!!!
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby stardragon9 » May Sun 10, 2020 4:26 pm

Fantastic work!
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby Kellevra » May Sun 10, 2020 4:32 pm

verry nice design !
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby topmeasure » May Sun 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Beautiful cover.
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby tmscrapbook » May Mon 11, 2020 12:32 pm

EXCELLENT - as always :)
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby M0vieM0nster » May Mon 11, 2020 4:15 pm

Simply amazing work as to be expected! Oh speaking of Battle Royale... could that be an option during these time? :D
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby redt8tr » May Mon 11, 2020 8:56 pm

Very nice cover!
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby wysmommy » May Tue 12, 2020 9:10 am

Stunning design. I love it.
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby bewarethebeastman » May Wed 20, 2020 3:52 pm

That's some amazing work on those actors especially. Have you by chance posted any tutorials on how you get these old crappy photos to look like this?
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby Sassy » Jun Fri 05, 2020 1:11 am

What a beautiful cover I just love it :)
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby Bunny Dojo » Jun Fri 05, 2020 3:08 pm

bewarethebeastman wrote:That's some amazing work on those actors especially. Have you by chance posted any tutorials on how you get these old crappy photos to look like this?


Sorry I missed your question before!  For me, it's just an accumulation of a lot of little things gradually learned over the years.  Generally...

Step 1: Figure out which image you want to use

Step 2: Clean up the image, removing dust, crease marks, etc. -- I mostly just use the old Clone Stamp Tool

Step 3: Colorize the image

3a: For skin tones, I use a series of Gradient Maps, Color Balance adjustments, and manually drawing in color (a little red on cheeks, a little grey on a five o'clock shadow, etc.)

3b: For clothes and other items, it's sometimes as simple as a single layer of color on Color or Overlay blending mode

So, you have your original image untouched, then a layer (or a folder of layers) for the cleanup, then a folder for color.

Step 4: Treat it like a normal photo from that point on, with things like Levels or Contrast adjustments, etc.  You can also do this before the color stage -- I usually try to make the black and white image look as good as possible, then once you add in color (and figure out the overall atmosphere of the cover), that usually opens up additional areas for improvement.

Here's a progression of the cover:

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Here's my DVD cover for the same title from a dozen years ago -- a lot learned since then and a lot left to learn:   :)

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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby Jazzy » Jun Fri 05, 2020 5:12 pm

Wow.... just Wow!
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby bewarethebeastman » Jun Fri 05, 2020 8:40 pm

That’s pretty amazing, thanks for the breakdown. I’m gonna have to check it out closer when I have photoshop open and try out a few
things. That first step of making the black and white photo as best as you can seems the trickiest.

Bunny Dojo wrote:
bewarethebeastman wrote:That's some amazing work on those actors especially. Have you by chance posted any tutorials on how you get these old crappy photos to look like this?



Here's a progression of the cover:

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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby topmeasure » Jun Sat 06, 2020 7:38 am

Amazing stuff Tim.
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby chefjoe » Jun Sun 28, 2020 11:04 pm

Super covers as per usual with you my friend, and a TUT to boot, Nice!!!
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby bankska22 » Jun Mon 29, 2020 7:45 pm

Just perfect!!!!
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Re: Key Largo (1948)

Postby ctaulbee » Jun Mon 29, 2020 8:01 pm

Nice follow up post Tim, I just saw it :-$
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