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The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Tue 10, 2018 9:28 pm

so i figured it was about time i did one of these. go easy on me, its my first time.  ;)

a while back i decided i wanted to remake covers for the fast and furious set as i love these films and wanted to do something better than the ones i previously had. i did a lot of research into these and even though i am quite disappointed at the amount of decent resources i can locate for something i thought would be overloaded with options i came across the italian steelbook set which i took a bit of a shining to.

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if the spines werent so awful i would have probably bought them, but since they did i was hoping i could recreate something similar but hopefully better. anyway... i started them a while ago but wasnt liking how it was turning out so left it for a while and am just now going back to it. i have pretty much written off 90% of what i had previously done and decided to start agin. i was hoping that some of the artists on here would be able to help me out and contemplate things i wouldnt have even thought of as i would really like to make this one of my best looking sets.

enough talking, lets get to it.

i have started on the front, not sure i am 100% happy with the metal effect but hopefully i can get a few pointers on that as i have never really been able to get the metal look quite right and i know the carbon fibre type effect is a little different but hopefully will get closer to the right look as i go.



all input will be happily received.  :D
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby chouette » Jul Tue 10, 2018 10:20 pm

Not much to go with and I'm not one to think outside the box, so good luck! lol

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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Moviebugg88 » Jul Wed 11, 2018 1:38 am

Should be cool!
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby topmeasure » Jul Wed 11, 2018 9:30 am

Can't wait to see more.
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby wysmommy » Jul Wed 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Can't wait to see what you come up with.  <3
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Wed 11, 2018 6:05 pm

just ignore that post, i was being a tit.  :D

will hopefully have an update in a few hours
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby ctaulbee » Jul Wed 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Looks like a modified version of Gotham Ultra Italic.

Should be easy enough to take the font and alter each character to match or you could just use them as is.


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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Wed 11, 2018 6:38 pm

thanks CT. i will have a look for it.
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby ctaulbee » Jul Wed 11, 2018 6:39 pm

    ;)
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Wed 11, 2018 9:09 pm

okay so here is the latest update:



i think the Gotham font looks pretty good for the numbers (thanks CT), i edited it a little and i imagine the other numbers will be a little harder to edit than the number 1 but thats a problem for another day.  ;)

i spent a little bit of time doing the title and it is a little bit custom but i think that is okay. i havent done the metal effect yet so the outlines and text will change in colour later.

it looks a little funny without the car image on the front but i think that will be the next port of call for this.

let me know what you guys think and if there are parts you think i can improve. thanks for looking
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby ctaulbee » Jul Wed 11, 2018 9:28 pm

This tutorial explains how to edit a font character.

Video: Editing A Text Path

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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Wed 11, 2018 9:41 pm

ctaulbee wrote:This tutorial explains how to edit a font character.

Video: Editing A Text Path

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i will definitely check this out before doing the next one. and even though i havent watched it yet im pretty confident its nothing like how i edited the 1, lol. i rasterised it and treated it like an image as opposed to text, but am looking forward to learning something new.
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby ctaulbee » Jul Wed 11, 2018 9:47 pm

Yeah this shows you how to convert it to a path then edit that, then convert the resulting path into a shape, to maintain the scale-able vector aspect of it.

Might note once the new shape is created from the edited path, it's still editable using the same process.
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Thu 12, 2018 12:42 pm

not too sure how frequently i should post updates so i am going with lots  :D

i figure see each step individually might be more helpful to people starting out. anyway...her is the next update. i have added the car to the front (i havent done much to it yet, just changed the levels on it and overlayed it). i also masked out the bottom of the number.

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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby chouette » Jul Thu 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Lots of updates seems like a good plan, lol - A very good start and update, keep it up! :D
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Thu 12, 2018 2:01 pm

thanks chou, will go with lots then.

just working on little touches to the car now. i have added a green tint to the car and darkened the metal in the rim and spoiler and a little light on the headlights, just away to try and do the light streams:

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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby sauron » Jul Thu 12, 2018 2:48 pm

Looking good so far, intrigued to see how you will work on the back.

I personally think the green lights don't work, would be best to have them the usual colour.
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Thu 12, 2018 3:00 pm

sauron wrote:Looking good so far, intrigued to see how you will work on the back.

I personally think the green lights don't work, would be best to have them the usual colour.


honestly, i have no idea what im going to do with the back (or any of it if im being completely honest), at the moment i am just trying to replicate the orignal, then i will look at adding/altering parts.

the original steelbooks had the lights colour themed to the cars so am just trying to get it the same first then i will try them in white? like you suggest. thanks
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby ctaulbee » Jul Thu 12, 2018 3:15 pm

You can use light flares like this for the headlights.

  

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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Thu 12, 2018 5:59 pm

so i have changed the lights to white, apparently my girlfriend agreed with sauron on the white lights. lol. i have added the light streak thanks to CT and have added a charcter image to the number. let me know what you guys (and gals) think.

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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Thu 12, 2018 8:53 pm

think i might almost be done with the front, will still have another look for a better texture for the number and FF, i have done improved the metal effect touched up a few bits and pieces as well as a little moving around and have added some cast names. this will probably be the last update for tonight.  :zzzz

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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby chouette » Jul Thu 12, 2018 8:57 pm

Very original, I like it! :)
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby ctaulbee » Jul Thu 12, 2018 9:43 pm

Think that is a carbon fiber texture on the steelbooks :)

**Edited**

Added some Photoshop Patterns for Carbon Fiber
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby sauron » Jul Fri 13, 2018 1:06 pm

Looking good, interested to see the carbon fibre texture.
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Re: The fast and the furious

Postby Nickaberdeen » Jul Fri 13, 2018 6:15 pm

ctaulbee wrote:Think that is a carbon fiber texture on the steelbooks :)

**Edited**

Added some Photoshop Patterns for Carbon Fiber
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i was thinking it was kind of like those belts you used to get that had like pyramids (metal effect) but i couldnt really figure how to search for that. will give these carbon fibers a go. it doesnt have to be the exact texture anyway just something that looks awesome will be perfect, will go check these out now. thanks :D
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