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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby chouette » Oct Wed 10, 2018 1:05 pm

I also like where this is going with each updates, and with all the help from these guys and gal, you are sure to end up with a very nice cover design. I also agree with Wys, the synopsis would look better if justified to the left. Is your font in bold?
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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby RRJR84 » Oct Thu 11, 2018 8:22 am

havent had a chance to do much but i played with the synopsis and chouette the font is Helvetica Neue Bold Condensed. i always like to make my synopsis pop.

anyways two versions

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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby ctaulbee » Oct Thu 11, 2018 1:16 pm

That first one looks best to me, I'd like to see that blend edge better on your top image.
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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby topmeasure » Oct Thu 11, 2018 3:07 pm

It's coming along nicely, keep at it. :-$
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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby RRJR84 » Oct Thu 11, 2018 6:28 pm

update, stills still need blending and some tone and brightness match up. re did the fade as well

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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby ctaulbee » Oct Thu 11, 2018 9:00 pm

Now that looks much better :)
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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby ctaulbee » Oct Thu 11, 2018 9:09 pm

Your spine text for 35th Anniversary sub heading has got too much stroke on it.

I'm assuming you copied the front text and scaled it down, problem is layer effects don't scale by default, means when the text gets smaller the stroke stays the same and becomes too thick for the new text size.

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The easy way to do that is.

1. Duplicate the text layer on the front.
2. Convert it to a smart-object, (right click the layer or group and select Convert to Smart Object)
3. Then rotate, position the smart object on the spine and scale it.

This way the layer effects will scale down with it.
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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby RRJR84 » Oct Thu 11, 2018 9:18 pm

@ CT you've great with all your help, probably the best WIP experience Ive had ever.

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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby ctaulbee » Oct Thu 11, 2018 9:32 pm

There you go :-$
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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby chouette » Oct Thu 11, 2018 9:36 pm

That looks very nice! <3 - Very interesting WIP indeed! :-$
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Re: Halloween 1978

Postby wysmommy » Oct Fri 12, 2018 9:48 am

Great update.  :D
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