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Custom covers for project
#1
Current covers are rather simple. So we need another which will look better Smile





Steps are:





1. Find good scan of game cover or anything else (like arcade flyer).





2. Crop it. Clean it, remove artifacts, noise, labels and other irrelevant info.





3. Place nice label on the right side.





I'll use Comix Zone as example.





MD version was the most suitable (Genesis had annoyng message about bonus CD). Here is the source [http://segaretro.org/File:Comixzone_md_eu_cover.jpg]





Quality wasn't good at all. After some manipulations image became a bit blurry but acceptable.





I made 3 variants.





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Do you have any ideas to improve covers?





Also I have a question. Which size should we use? My image has 1000x1000. But not all games have good enough scans to use them for 1000x1000.





Another question is a width of label. Should it be standart for all project covers or it can vary? Some source images don't allow it easily.





I want to emphasize that my image editing skills are not very good. And I think you noticed that my English is not very good too. Smile





Here are some examples of what I made for my releases. Some are good enough, some are average. Some were easy to make, some weren't.





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#2
I can help with this stuff. If some cover has to be done, tell me. If I can get a good scan, I'll do it.
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#3
You should ask Truepack: he's the one making and managing our covers!
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#4
Currently I'm making much more covers than we release soundtracks. Thanks, but we don't need more covers for now.

Here is the list of what we already have (MoM is based on your work):



AladdinV2

Alien3V2

AlienSoldierV2

Alisia

AlteredBeast

Batman&Robin

BatmanReturns

Boogerman

CastlevaniaBLV2

ComixZoneV2

ContraHCv2

CoolSpot

CrackDown

DuneIIALT

DuneIIV2

DynamiteH

EarthwormJim2

Ecco1

Ecco2

ElementalMaster

GoldenAxe1

GoldenAxe3

Gunstar

HerzogZwei

JungleStrike

JungleStrikeALT

LostWorld

MasterOfMonsters

MaximumCarnageV2

MickeyManiaV2

MidnightResistanceV2

MJMoonwalker

MortalKombat

Outrun

RagnacentyV2

RedZoneV2

RevengeOfShinobi

RistarV2

RoadRash3

RocketKnightAV2

Rockn'RollRacing

Sonic1

Sonic2

Sonic2ALT

Sonic3V2

Sonic_3D

SonicK

SonicSV2

StreetsOfRage1

StreetsOfRage2

StreetsOfRage3

SubTerrania

SunsetRiders

ThunderForceIVOV2

ToeJam2V2

TwoCrudeDudes

UrbanStrike

Vectorman

Xmen1

Xmen2
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#5
Ok! If some help is needed, just send me a message.
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#6
oh wow I was about to use your work to make the covers for my suggested soundtracks, but you're really going to do it

for every release? Smile

That'd be great!
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#7
Yeah. Everything will be covered Wink
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#8
Hi,

I'm embedding this picture in my FLACs as the organization picture. I use it for the Amiga releases too.

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#9
FLACs already have pictures embedded in them which are the soundtrack's cover art.



Are you adding a second picture in it? Like, back cover?



The OGG metas are quite flexbile, you can actually embed more than one picture in a FLAC:



--import-picture-from=FILENAME|SPECIFICATION Import a picture and store it in a

PICTURE block. Either a filename for the picture file or

a more complete specification form can be used. The

SPECIFICATION is a string whose parts are separated by |

characters. Some parts may be left empty to invoke

default values. FILENAME is just shorthand for

"||||FILENAME". The format of SPECIFICATION is:

[TYPE]|[MIME-TYPE]|[DESCRIPTION]|[WIDTHxHEIGHTxDEPTH[/COLORS]]|FILE

TYPE is optional; it is a number from one of:

0: Other

1: 32x32 pixels 'file icon' (PNG only)

2: Other file icon

3: Cover (front)

4: Cover (back)

5: Leaflet page

6: Media (e.g. label side of CD)

7: Lead artist/lead performer/soloist

8: Artist/performer

9: Conductor

10: Band/Orchestra

11: Composer

12: Lyricist/text writer

13: Recording Location

14: During recording

15: During performance

16: Movie/video screen capture

17: A bright coloured fish

18: Illustration

19: Band/artist logotype

20: Publisher/Studio logotype

The default is 3 (front cover). There may only be one picture each

of type 1 and 2 in a file.
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#10
Yes, that's what I'm doing. Front cover is release cover, and the logo goes into Publisher. I also add "The 16-Bit Audiophile Project" into a custom tag named "releaseGroup".



Because I have the same track from different sources (this project and original VGM file, for example) I'm adding these to avoid confussion while handling them (recoding for my portable player). That way is very easy to know which is the source of a file.
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