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    Now I'll start off by saying i'm in no way a talented artist, and my skills are quite limited with photoshop. However as part of one of my college assignments we had to design some CD or DVD artwork for something, and as I was making a DVD for a Foo Fighters video I have, I thought i'd do that, rather than some generic made up band.

    Here is the current unfinished artwork I've done (Warning, 2MB image):
    http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/746...dcovercopy.jpg

    UPDATE FEB 2nd - VERSION 2:
    http://www.foofighterslive.com/Uploa...DVDcovennn.png

    It is all 100% my own creation, apart from the logos on the back bar and the VH1 storytellers logo and patterns. Note some of the images are still fuzzy and such, that'll be fixed.

    What I'd like opinions/advice on is the following:
    - General layout/style.
    - Tidyness. Is the front image clean, are there too many images on the back etc.
    - How could I better add in the image on the top left of the back. Effects?
    - Are the fonts ok, or is there a more 'DVD' friendly font/effect I can use?
    - Professionalism. Does it look like it could be a pro DVD cover?
    - Any other general comments on it.

    Thanks for any critique you can offer. Be gentle, this is my first attempt at something like this.
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    i like the layout and the colors, but to me the back looks a bit cluttered. might look better with less photos and most negitive space. personal opinion only. it looks exciting as is

    oh, and you missed the T in Their at the end of the description lol
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    I think it looks great. I would buy it...

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    It looks awesome. Like an actual DVD cover.

    One tiny thing, where you list some of the songs on the DVD, maybe change the font to something a little DVD friendly?
    Was just a small thought, it looks fine with it anyways.

    Either way, Bloody awesome cover Killer.
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    lookin kinda cool and original too.........
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    Thanks for the opinions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jccage View Post
    It looks awesome. Like an actual DVD cover.

    One tiny thing, where you list some of the songs on the DVD, maybe change the font to something a little DVD friendly?
    Was just a small thought, it looks fine with it anyways.

    Either way, Bloody awesome cover Killer.
    Yeah as I said I don't think the font is good for a DVD cover, but can't find anything that does look good. If anyone has any suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer View Post
    Thanks for the opinions.



    Yeah as I said I don't think the font is good for a DVD cover, but can't find anything that does look good. If anyone has any suggestions.
    I would say Calibri In italics.
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    Well now, what have we got here....

    Right off the bat, props on doing it all yourself.

    -My designer input
    General layout/style:
    The style is just right for a band to have a sit down/mini show for their fans. My only prob is the swirls, it's the same full 3 swirls on the jacket. Maybe find/make a different swirl and put it in there...or on the Cover side, the Top and Bottom swirl..blow that up to fill in the emptiness.

    Tidiness:
    Q1- Yes it's clean, slap a green border (like on top) and your good.
    Q2- No, the space is filled in nicely.
    The area "Hits" I would center and have the list go down.. or keep the text the same and blow up/tilt the bottom swirl to fill in the empty space (to keep consistency with the cover)

    How could I better add in the image:
    hmm... if you add a green border it might look clustered. Set to fade might work, but then again nothing else is faded on the jacket... maybe, fade every other pic; from top to bottom fade pic 1, 3, 5. Left to right fade pic 2.

    Are the fonts ok:
    seems fine to me, the band name on cover is a little fuzzy.

    Professionalism:
    Yes, I could very well see this on a store shelf.

    Other:
    I wouldn't leave the spine bare with nothing but text. I would try to add a swirl or two from the spine to the cover...or back spine cover, complete consistency
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    first the Black and green is good, it makes it easy to enjoy the designs. The front is perfect dont change it.

    But the back has this huge open space on it, its kind of distracting from the other stuff on the back, you also did a good job on the various logos on the bottum.
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    I'm not the most skilled graphic designer ever, but I just wanted to say awesome job. That looks really good, hope you get an A.
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    Ok here is the new and (I think) Improved second version:
    http://www.foofighterslive.com/Uploa...DVDcovennn.png
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    Must it be submitted as a JPG? If not when you are ready to save it go to Image>Mode>16Bits/Channel, then save it as a BMP. The file size will be a bit larger than JPG, but its worth it. Dont do it while you are editing as it slows photoshop down considerably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada2113 View Post
    Must it be submitted as a JPG? If not when you are ready to save it go to Image>Mode>16Bits/Channel, then save it as a BMP. The file size will be a bit larger than JPG, but its worth it. Dont do it while you are editing as it slows photoshop down considerably.
    No it's being submitted digitally so i'll give them the PSD, I was just saving for you guys to see and for others that might want to use it. Anyway I saved it as PNG and sorted the problem above.
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    jpg just sucks in general
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada2113 View Post
    jpg just sucks in general
    Yeah I know. I realised why I could only save in JPG or TIF originally, my image was in CMYK colour, rather than RGB. It was like that on the blank DVD cover template I downloaded, not sure why. What is the difference?
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