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Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Jan Thu 31, 2013 8:42 am

There are many different reasons for different people I guess....I just happen to enjoy playing with photoshop, which happens to tie in nicely with a great community of other like-minded people....Back in the day, most of us were absolutely rubbish at making covers, but the online banter within the forums was second to none, you could not sit in front of your PC without bursting into laughter at what somebody else had written in a thread. New technologies and social networking sites have kind of put paid to a lot of that now, but there are still some great characters about...

Now the majority of covers artists are all very adept at the skills involved in producing a cover and everything is a little more "professional". For me though its still just for fun! :)
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby ptaulbee » Jan Thu 31, 2013 8:57 am

Great poll Ky, I have definitely developed my stick figure drawings after working on covers! ;)   :lol:

On a less serious note, I have always had a thing for digital graphics, I am not as adept as some of the more senior guys and gals. I guess that I just spend too much time playing online games instead of working on my skills. :lol:  We shall see what the future holds!
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Mobjack » Jan Thu 31, 2013 8:59 am

Great poll
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Jan Thu 31, 2013 9:16 am

There are some great answers already :)  :rofl:  (H)

Thank you for your input guys.... (H)

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Yes, PT I know the feeling....cover art certainly helped me in that direction too.
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Thu 31, 2013 9:34 am

This is great ky, truth is it's a creative outlet, fact that I happen to really like movies well that just makes it fit better.

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Plus I one day hope to win the coveted "Kylumi Design Excellence Award"

I'm sure everyone has read about it, press release "...Awarded annually for outstanding achievement in custom cover creation based on originality and creative application, presented by the High Master of cover design himself Kylumi...."

Quite spectacular really, there is a banquet and parade, lot of fanfare everyone should look into it.

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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby chefjoe » Jan Thu 31, 2013 9:36 am

does mental illness count?
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Jan Thu 31, 2013 10:04 am

@CT: You have already been sent front table tickets for the next Award Cermony, m8...but, I have told staff not to give you any champagne based on your last Awards fiasco....the much celebrated "trousers down incident", I believe it has become known as :?  :o

@Cheffy: In your case cheffy m8....my answer would be a resounding YES!  :rofl:  :)  :)  :caught:
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby ctaulbee » Jan Thu 31, 2013 10:39 am

:caught:  

I remember that, quite embarrassing really, but you know the video did get just short of 8 million views on YouTube, guess that's a small consolation.

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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby tepepa » Jan Thu 31, 2013 10:51 am

Few options really makes me lmao K. :D

My girl didn't like some of here original dvd covers... that's how i started. I wanted to surprise her with birthday present (2001 odyssey). When i made my first cover i fall in love with that job. Now i make them for my collection and sometimes i get request.


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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Jan Thu 31, 2013 11:08 am

Maybe!.....but it was banned in 37 other countries :x
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Jan Thu 31, 2013 11:13 am

tepepa wrote:Few options really makes me lmao K. :D

My girl didn't like some of here original dvd covers... that's how i started. I wanted to surprise her with birthday present (2001 odyssey). When i made my first cover i fall in love with that job. Now i make them for my collection and sometimes i get request.


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ROFL....that is a great reason for getting into this hobby my friend... I gave my wife a similar present when she said she was not happy with the retail covers.....I replaced them with brown packing paper and used a marker pen to write the titles on the spines :o ......... she was not very happy about it though :?
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby tepepa » Jan Thu 31, 2013 11:48 am

kylumi wrote:I gave my wife a similar present when she said she was not happy with the retail covers.....I replaced them with brown packing paper and used a marker pen to write the titles on the spines :o ......... she was not very happy about it though :?



HAHAHAHAH  

You give me an great idea for next birthday present. Because my girl neither was happy with my first cover.:D
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Jan Thu 31, 2013 11:49 am

glad to be of assistance......just don't mention my name :)  :lol:  :rofl:  :s
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby peopleeater » Feb Sat 16, 2013 10:28 am

Quite a fun poll :D Yes I'm the one that voted "Because I am lonely and have no pets" :(

But...upon posting this Ive noticed a spider in the corner of my room ( note to self, must vacuum more often ) so...I have decided to adopted him/her and called it Harry/Harriet if it's female.    :umm:

So it seems I'm no longer lonely (I have a pet)  :super: (H)  

Does that mean I have to change my answer?  :oops:
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Feb Sat 16, 2013 11:23 am

peopleeater wrote:Quite a fun poll :D Yes I'm the one that voted "Because I am lonely and have no pets" :(

But...upon posting this Ive noticed a spider in the corner of my room ( note to self, must vacuum more often ) so...I have decided to adopted him/her and called it Harry/Harriet if it's female.    :umm:

So it seems I'm no longer lonely (I have a pet)  :super: (H)  

Does that mean I have to change my answer?  :oops:


Yes...you do!!! :rofl:  :)  :)
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby designgestalter » Feb Tue 26, 2013 3:19 am

i like good design and i hate bad design and so i will make covers for my dvds and my books and many other things, if i had the time.
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby marshmellowman » Mar Sun 03, 2013 9:00 am

Nice poll and really great answers! ;)

But I find it really hard to pick just one of the answers... :?
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby welsky » Mar Tue 05, 2013 12:29 am

For me designing and making cover arts already is a fulfillment to me. My friends appreciate and compliment some of my work designs.  And without photoshop, it would be hard to apply all the adjustments you wanted to use in making the design captivating.  Without the brushes, pen tool, filters, and color adjustments,  the design would look so simple and dull. Therefore, creating cover arts make all my collection of dvds, bluray worth keeping once you look at them after you printed them out.
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby apw63 » Mar Sun 17, 2013 11:38 am

I like to play around with PS and cover art is a great way to learn
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby ktx69 » Mar Mon 18, 2013 12:09 pm

I want to learn more and to share. :D

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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby rodieremix » Apr Fri 26, 2013 8:44 pm

There should be an option that says something to the effect of "Because studios use/make some butt ugly covers."  Bill Murray on Groundhog Day flat out creeps me out.
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby xShoty » Apr Fri 26, 2013 8:53 pm

Because I love the cover art community and want to be a player and because photoshop is my hobby !  :-@
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Apr Sat 27, 2013 3:26 am

xShoty wrote:Because I love the cover art community and want to be a player and because photoshop is my hobby !  :-@



Shoty m8.....I think your already a very big player my friend ;-)
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby sunsanvil » May Fri 03, 2013 6:04 am

Not sure any of the answers fit my reason:  I love collecting movies, and often I think that the studios cover sucks, or in some way doesn't do the piece justice.  Take James Bond for instance:  My personal preference is for covers based on original vintage marketing materials (posters etc).
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » May Fri 03, 2013 6:14 am

transient wrote:Not sure any of the answers fit my reason:  I love collecting movies, and often I think that the studios cover sucks, or in some way doesn't do the piece justice.  Take James Bond for instance:  My personal preference is for covers based on original vintage marketing materials (posters etc).



Ahhhh!.....vintage...tis lovely :-@
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