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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby BruceEuphoric » May Mon 13, 2013 9:25 am

sunsanvil wrote:Not sure any of the answers fit my reason:  I love collecting movies, and often I think that the studios cover s*cks, 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).


Same here, so I chose "God told me to" - my brain told me to.
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby sk-ar » May Tue 14, 2013 2:07 pm

i'd vote "Because I missed my artistic vocation in life and only just now catching up" only cause it's true...
but i just know i have a lot to do to be good
my second vote will be because, i like cover community...
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Hapkido » May Tue 14, 2013 3:05 pm

I make covers and labels, first and foremost, for myself because many, if not most of the movies I enjoy are older and there simply isn't much out there for them. But as I progressed (work in constant progress, hehe) I decided it would be nice to share them with others who are in the same boat.

Secondly, for years I wouldn't even try using Photoshop, although my wife is a professional graphic designer and is formally trained in using InDesign, Photoshop, etc. The learning curve seemed far beyond me. But one day I got motivated enough to give it a try and then decided I was going to at least try to learn how to use at least some of what PS is capable of doing. Although I have just scratched the surface, at least the initial 'shock' of using the program has somewhat subsided and I feel relatively comfortable with it. Tons more to learn, of course, and it is becoming more and more fun along with the challenges that come along.
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » May Wed 15, 2013 8:25 am

Photoshop scares everyone.....until they start to use it :-O
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby RRJR84 » Aug Sat 31, 2013 10:14 pm

i have tons of reasons for making covers

1.i love making covers that catch my eye
2.i live in Canada and my covers usually have french and English on them which i despise  :-(
3.i enjoy replacing crappy retail with spectacular artwork.
4. space savers ( love for the most part) the retail ones these days are so damn ugly and lazy.  :-<
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby bewarethebeastman » Aug Sat 31, 2013 10:33 pm

I'm working in a Photoshop sweatshop in the slums of Taiwan and I'm tasked with making a certain amount of covers per month. If I don't reach my quote they will hold back my 15 cents an hour wage.
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby TheMcPhan » Sep Thu 26, 2013 3:34 pm

I mainly do it because I enjoy messing around with Photoshop (sometimes GIMP), and this way I get to use pretty images that I enjoy looking at.  :-$
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Sep Thu 26, 2013 3:39 pm

TheMcPhan wrote:I mainly do it because I enjoy messing around with Photoshop (sometimes GIMP), and this way I get to use pretty images that I enjoy looking at.  :-$



Good man.....I am looking forward to seeing your stuff my friend :-@
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Pico » Oct Sun 13, 2013 3:24 pm

Why... I just love playing with ps and psp.  :D

I started with making wallpapers, just to have something nice on the screen when i powered up my pc, the program was Paint Shop Pro 5.00 it was in 97 or 98 i believe.

I came from the Amiga world and the pc scene was graphically pretty boring those days.  :yawn:

anyway to make a long story short, there are some very bad retail covers, and i love making covers love designing and to have fun.


Picture this.....its very very cold and rainy the fireplace is working overtime, here and there are some candles lit, on the carpet from bear fur lays Kate Beckinsale
with only her glass of red wine to wear. She's smiling at you and wants you to lay down beside her, suddenly the doorbel rings, you stand up (the fool) and opens the door.......its FedEx bringing you the latest version of PS...........what wil you do, choices, choices, choices
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Salsa » Oct Mon 14, 2013 12:36 am

lol Not even a choice
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Salsa » Oct Mon 14, 2013 12:37 am

bewarethebeastman wrote:I'm working in a Photoshop sweatshop in the slums of Taiwan and I'm tasked with making a certain amount of covers per month. If I don't reach my quote they will hold back my 15 cents an hour wage.

Serious :-?
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Oct Mon 14, 2013 1:47 am

Salsa wrote:
bewarethebeastman wrote:I'm working in a Photoshop sweatshop in the slums of Taiwan and I'm tasked with making a certain amount of covers per month. If I don't reach my quote they will hold back my 15 cents an hour wage.

Serious :-?



:-O Well if it was.....he is doing just fine now and living in Texas...all that sweatshop labor paid off in the end :-O
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Oct Mon 14, 2013 1:52 am

Pico wrote:Why... I just love playing with ps and psp.  :D

I started with making wallpapers, just to have something nice on the screen when i powered up my pc, the program was Paint Shop Pro 5.00 it was in 97 or 98 i believe.

I came from the Amiga world and the pc scene was graphically pretty boring those days.  :yawn:

anyway to make a long story short, there are some very bad retail covers, and i love making covers love designing and to have fun.


Picture this.....its very very cold and rainy the fireplace is working overtime, here and there are some candles lit, on the carpet from bear fur lays Kate Beckinsale
with only her glass of red wine to wear. She's smiling at you and wants you to lay down beside her, suddenly the doorbel rings, you stand up (the fool) and opens the door.......its FedEx bringing you the latest version of PS...........what wil you do, choices, choices, choices


I would tell her to get the coffee on.....it's going to be a long night :-$
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Zungam » Oct Mon 14, 2013 3:07 am

Pico wrote:Why... I just love playing with ps and psp.  :D
I came from the Amiga world and the pc scene was graphically pretty boring those days. :yawn:

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Picture this.....its very very cold and rainy the fireplace is working overtime, here and there are some candles lit, on the carpet from bear fur lays Kate Beckinsale
with only her glass of red wine to wear. She's smiling at you and wants you to lay down beside her, suddenly the doorbel rings, you stand up (the fool) and opens the door.......its FedEx bringing you the latest version of PS...........what wil you do, choices, choices, choices


The Amiga thing sounded familiar. Could not understand why people wanted to use those boring, slow and dull PC's when Amiga was tha bomb!  

When it comes to the Beckinsale scenario that's not really a scenario to me. It actually happended! I ended up multitasking...  :-O
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Oct Mon 14, 2013 3:46 am

:funnypost:  :-O  :-O  :-O  :-$
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Salsa » Oct Mon 14, 2013 6:17 am

kylumi wrote:
Salsa wrote:
bewarethebeastman wrote:I'm working in a Photoshop sweatshop in the slums of Taiwan and I'm tasked with making a certain amount of covers per month. If I don't reach my quote they will hold back my 15 cents an hour wage.

Serious :-?



:-O Well if it was.....he is doing just fine now and living in Texas...all that sweatshop labor paid off in the end :-O

lol. Good to know :-O
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby massi » Dec Sat 14, 2013 11:14 am

Pico wrote: ... on the carpet from bear fur lays Kate Beckinsale
with only her glass of red wine to wear. She's smiling at you and wants you to lay down beside her, suddenly the doorbel rings, you stand up (the fool) and opens the door.......its FedEx bringing you the latest version of PS...........what wil you do, choices, choices, choices


Ah... you reminded me one of my life's biggest, and in the meantime, my cover designing's main story, my friend. I have had the latest version of PS already from years ago, keep holding in my hands, standing in the sitting-room (thank god i wasn't sitting in standing-room!) and waiting and keep looking at the door for doorbell ring to receive the FedEx bringing, latest version of Kate Beckinsale!  ...to replacing what FedEx brings me with what i had already...in my hands... so probably that why, i've never created/designed nothing (movie covers!) up to now! ...Ah... and i'm still waiting folks! do pray for me!  :-l
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Dec Sat 14, 2013 1:38 pm

massi wrote:
Pico wrote: ... on the carpet from bear fur lays Kate Beckinsale
with only her glass of red wine to wear. She's smiling at you and wants you to lay down beside her, suddenly the doorbel rings, you stand up (the fool) and opens the door.......its FedEx bringing you the latest version of PS...........what wil you do, choices, choices, choices


Ah... you reminded me one of my life's biggest, and in the meantime, my cover designing's main story, my friend. I have had the latest version of PS already from years ago, keep holding in my hands, standing in the sitting-room (thank god i wasn't sitting in standing-room!) and waiting and keep looking at the door for doorbell ring to receive the FedEx bringing, latest version of Kate Beckinsale!  ...to replacing what FedEx brings me with what i had already...in my hands... so probably that why, i've never created/designed nothing (movie covers!) up to now! ...Ah... and i'm still waiting folks! do pray for me!  :-l

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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby bankska22 » Dec Sat 14, 2013 2:46 pm

It's fun? ''Da'' :-O  :-O
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Dec Mon 16, 2013 3:24 pm

Sometimes, YES....sometimes, NO :XmasDunno
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby bankska22 » Dec Fri 20, 2013 3:24 am

So true my friend. No fun when I run out of ideas. :-) I started a Speed Racer cover 2 years ago and lost interest. Guess I need to pull it out of the closet and finish it. :-)  ;-)  8-)
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby kylumi » Dec Fri 20, 2013 2:00 pm

It happens Banksy m8....I have dozens like that :XmasConfused
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby Pico » Jan Sun 19, 2014 7:17 am

Ahh the old inspiration illness (lack of) , we all have problems with that one (from time to time)
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby bankska22 » Jan Tue 21, 2014 3:58 pm

That to me is the fun of it. When you finally do come up with something, it makes it all worth while. :-)
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Re: Why Do You Make Covers: The Poll

Postby ShaiEmma » Apr Sat 12, 2014 4:58 pm

because i wanna find or make a cover/label for the movies i collected, and it seems to be a hard work...
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