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"Original Videogame Soundtrack"?

What, you never played the game for the Nintendo 64? (In all seriousness, though, I cannot recall if it uses Joel McNeely's music or not.)

It uses the destruction of xizors palace, xizor's theme and beggar's canyon chase.

Still it was not composed specifically for the game.

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Does the Blue Box have individual cover art for each score? I saw the ones posted in this thread, but I mean official ones.

No it doesn't. They're just put into two cd packs, with no cover art (though there is disc art).

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Here is my custom covers for the complete score for Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer. I didn't bother with an inside tray picture because for myself complete scores that are single discs will have black trays instead of clear ones.

Fantastic4ROTSSCover.jpg

Fantastic4ROTSSTray.jpg

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Anybody have any good back covers for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?

For instance, I remember somebody who posted his front covers for all four, they were white covers with the posters on them; would that somebody also have an interesting back cover for this movie?

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Trent, those FF covers are beautiful. Very professional looking. What is the font used for the old style Varese track listings?

Thanks. Bookman Old Style is apparently the format since that's what I use.

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Excellent choice of Font.

Thanks. I always feel fonts are overlooked in design terms, for something like a CD cover where text is so important, they can really help set the tone, and a really bad or inappropriate font can make a brilliantly designed cover look awful.

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so trent... that's why you asked me to make BTTF front covers out of the posters some time ago....

I assumed it was for the usual OSTs, damn, you could have mentioned, ahem, the complete bootlegs. :P

Sorry but at the time I was not at liberty to say I actually had them.

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DAMN there are some cleverer people than me on this board.....and I can't believe I'm actually spoiled for choice for a BTTF II and III Complete score cover! :P

JanBing - constructive comment ahoy - I think your design is great but that white box on the "binding" with Silvestri's name sticks out too damn much.........

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JanBing - constructive comment ahoy - I think your design is great but that white box on the "binding" with Silvestri's name sticks out too damn much.........
Well, I like it... it loosens up the whole thing. You can always paint it black if you prefer ;-)

And "Ravine" is now fixed.

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I had to go with something a bit classic and black, as there's not a great amount of material to work from out there.

BTTF2_booklet.jpg

Quick question. I'm far from being an expert at photoshop and this has been one of the things I'm not entirely sure how to do properly.

I'm going to assume you got the BTTF II logo from THIS poster or something similar. How exactly did you cut the logo out so precisely?

Thanks in advance.

-Erik-

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Quick question. I'm far from being an expert at photoshop and this has been one of the things I'm not entirely sure how to do properly.

I'm going to assume you got the BTTF II logo from THIS poster or something similar. How exactly did you cut the logo out so precisely?

Thanks in advance.

-Erik-

That is the one I got it from. In terms of cutting it, first of all I enhanced the contrast and brightness to make it fit better, as it was a little faded, then it was just a matter of patience, the eraser and the magic wand in PS. As I was putting it onto black, I used the magic wand to get rid of the majority of the art around it, and went in with the eraser at various zoom lengths to manually remove the rest of it, which took about fifteen to twenty minutes. So basically, I cheated. Changed the conditions of the test. I did a sloppy job too, cause if you look carefully you can still see remnants of red and blue around the lettering.

If I was to cut it out to place it on a different colour background, I'd use the polygonal selection tool.

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Quick question. I'm far from being an expert at photoshop and this has been one of the things I'm not entirely sure how to do properly.

I'm going to assume you got the BTTF II logo from THIS poster or something similar. How exactly did you cut the logo out so precisely?

Thanks in advance.

-Erik-

That is the one I got it from. In terms of cutting it, first of all I enhanced the contrast and brightness to make it fit better, as it was a little faded, then it was just a matter of patience, the eraser and the magic wand in PS. As I was putting it onto black, I used the magic wand to get rid of the majority of the art around it, and went in with the eraser at various zoom lengths to manually remove the rest of it, which took about fifteen to twenty minutes. So basically, I cheated. Changed the conditions of the test. I did a sloppy job too, cause if you look carefully you can still see remnants of red and blue around the lettering.

If I was to cut it out to place it on a different colour background, I'd use the polygonal selection tool.

Thanks for the tutorial! Much appreciated!

:P

-Erik-

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janbing.... could you please make the covers of BTTF part one (orchestra bootleg or if you have something like orchestra bootleg + songs from the OST) with the same layout? :mellow:

I've added the covers for the first film to my cover post above. I hope you like the separation between score and songs... I like it better this way. Oh, and I've did a minor change to the back cover of BTTF3: ZZ Top as performers are now in italics, to match the performers of the first album.

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