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What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby Nickaberdeen » Dec Tue 05, 2017 5:39 am

Hi everyone. I have looked at the requests section a few times now but have never really been inspired into doing anything I have seen. Partly because I am not too sure what the rules/guidelines are for the person interested in making the covers. So I figured I would ask, either to people who have done it before or the staff.

Are there rules for the designer to generally follow? Some of the requests are quite vague, it'll tell you what they want and give you a link which will help to find the right thing but there is no specifics on anything design related.

Was just curious to find out more. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks  :D
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby topmeasure » Dec Tue 05, 2017 5:59 am

The design of the cover is up to you unless there's a specific request. :)
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby Nickaberdeen » Dec Tue 05, 2017 6:04 am

good to know. thanks.

do you need to contact the person and say you are going to do the cover to avoid doing one someone else is already doing?
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby topmeasure » Dec Tue 05, 2017 6:24 am

Just leave a message in the thread saying you are making the cover. ;)
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby Fogdude » Dec Tue 05, 2017 9:06 am

From a user's perspective...

1. If they don't specify anything, it's wide open. You can always PM them for more input, if you feel you need it, but if they don't provide it up front, I'd assume it's wide open.

2. Posting a note in the thread is a good idea, as it will let other designers know it's 'taken' but I see no reason why others can't also act on the same request. Variety is the spice of life. Also, if you do decide to take it on, a PM to the requester, to that effect, would be nice.
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby alienmem » Dec Tue 05, 2017 10:04 am

Yeah, generally people only make a post after they've uploaded or finished the cover but like it's beeen said since you're doing a "favor" it's up to you if you wanna say you're doing the request to the person who made it or not.

We're very liberal here!! hehe
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby Nickaberdeen » Dec Tue 05, 2017 4:20 pm

thanks everyone. thats perfect. feel much better about it now. cheers
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby ctaulbee » Dec Tue 05, 2017 5:00 pm

Good answers, well done everyone :)
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby chouette » Dec Tue 05, 2017 10:51 pm

Yep, pretty much what everyone said. I reply directly in the thread as Tamas said. Once completed, it's best to send a private message as these posts are closed by moving them to the "Filled Cover Request".
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby Nickaberdeen » Dec Tue 05, 2017 11:06 pm

I forgot to ask, unless otherwise stated in the post I take it I should assume that it will be a region 1 sized cover that is required?
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Re: What are the rules for requesting covers? (for the designer)

Postby chouette » Dec Tue 05, 2017 11:57 pm

You are assuming correctly. ;)
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