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Galvanise_
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(09-26-2010, 06:44 PM)
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Wow, there is some great stuff in here. You guys will have to save us from the HD Classics atrocities covers. They look awful.
corrosivefrost
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(09-26-2010, 07:00 PM)
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I dig this thread a lot -- I'd love to use it for the games I keep in my collection -- however I have the worst luck trying to print covers. Is there a definitive "use this method for printing" set of instructions somewhere?
Moobabe
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(09-26-2010, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Joe Shlabotnik

"The GAF Collection is a collaborative project honoring the finest games in the world with unique cover art that does them justice."

Or something. I like the first half, not sure about the second.

Just change the first part up a bit - "The GAF Collection is a collaborative cover art/art project honouring the finest games in the world."
KilgoreTrout
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(09-26-2010, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by corrosivefrost

I dig this thread a lot -- I'd love to use it for the games I keep in my collection -- however I have the worst luck trying to print covers. Is there a definitive "use this method for printing" set of instructions somewhere?

It's going to be part of the website.

How I do it is that I go to a printing shop (FedEx store, UPS store), and I tell them to print them at full resolution (don't shrink to print on the paper). I've only printed my covers so I don't know how it would work with the other ones. It's typically a dollar per print.

You should just take a sleeve down with you to make sure they are printing right, and show the people what you mean.


Originally Posted by Moobabe

Just change the first part up a bit - "The GAF Collection is a collaborative cover art project honouring the finest games in the world."

Love it. Changing the template, and putting it on the site.

Thanks Moobabe, and Joe.
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(09-26-2010, 10:48 PM)
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Is this where I can post my custom covers?

http://vgboxart.com/author/hawt%20es/&sect=boxes

Would anybody like any of these adapted to fit the GAF collection for personal printing use? I already have some flats listed under my gallery but I a, willing to make any changes if anybody wants to use any of them.
forrest
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(10-14-2010, 07:21 AM)
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I decided to do a take on the new Castlevania after stumbling across an amazing matte painting by Jaime Jasso. He is a matte painter for ILM. I'm not sure where to host the full size, but here is a preview.

rocksteady1983
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(10-28-2010, 10:59 PM)
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Really great cover!
cwmartin
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(12-30-2010, 08:12 PM)
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Is there a single repository for these yet? Would love a Mass Effect one.
pro_gamer666
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(02-06-2011, 04:47 AM)
This thread is incredible.
Plywood
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(02-06-2011, 04:52 AM)
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The GAF template download is down. :[
Meier
(03-04-2011, 09:00 PM)
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Sorry to bump this old thread but I guess I somehow missed it back in the day. Really amazing stuff so I figure in case anyone else missed it too, this is their chance.

Having looked through all the pages, I think the Killer 7 one from the first remains the best of the best. Stunning work.
Magnus
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(03-04-2011, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pizza Luigi

[IMG]http://i44.************/142zleq.png[/IMG]

Holy, SHIT!

Outstanding!
WarZombie
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(03-06-2011, 07:41 PM)
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Sorry to bump, but can anybody re-up the PSD upload for the 360 cover template? The link doesn't work anymore :(
risk
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(06-06-2011, 06:36 AM)
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any recommendations to where I can these printed out? Online or Kinkos locally?
omoikane21
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(07-05-2011, 04:21 PM)
kind of late on this train but oh well

[IMG]http://oi55.************/2u5dkpz.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://oi53.************/jf87zp.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://oi55.************/fjgozo.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://oi53.************/x35yz4.jpg[/IMG]
dravenova
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(07-19-2011, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by hitoshi

Made by my friend, I'm just posting it because his account has not been activated yet.

















Took long enough, but I'm activated now, so here you go with the printable versions:

Another World:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_a..._world.tif.zip

Lucasarts covers:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_lucas_print.zip
Wark
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(07-20-2011, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by dravenova

Took long enough, but I'm activated now, so here you go with the printable versions:

Another World:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_a..._world.tif.zip

Lucasarts covers:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_lucas_print.zip

Wow. Those are amazing. I'm DEFINITELY printing those out. Thanks.
dravenova
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(07-21-2011, 09:29 AM)
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There were a couple more unfinished ones, so I finalized them. Here you go:









Printable verisons for all of them in one batch:

http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_fa_ff_ln_print.zip
rocksteady1983
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(07-28-2011, 06:26 PM)
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I tried downloading the template with the spine and the G but it ended up giving me a file not found. Anyone have the template they could repost? Much appreciated.
rocksteady1983
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(07-28-2011, 07:49 PM)
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Took a stab at one, it isn't the right dimensions, I just made it to see what it would look like.

Click for HD.



imgur kind of crapped on the quality.
Triple Oceans
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(07-28-2011, 10:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by omoikane21

kind of late on this train but oh well

[IMG]http://oi55.************/2u5dkpz.jpg[/IMG]

I must say, I LOVE this one. Nice job!
dravenova
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(07-29-2011, 01:01 AM)
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rocksteady1983: the GOW one is very very nice, great work!

I'm using my own template which I made based on one of the early covers when this thread started, I can upload that for you if that version's fine.

This thread continues to have a magical effect on me, browsing it again makes you wanna instantly open your photoshop. So I have made some new covers:







You can dl the printable version of these three covers from here:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_ci_cs_dx_print.zip
brotkasten
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(07-29-2011, 01:55 AM)
I'm so glad this thread is back.
rocksteady1983
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(07-29-2011, 05:51 AM)
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What font is the "G"?
omoikane21
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(07-29-2011, 11:10 AM)
Thanks :)
CarbonatedFalcon
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(07-29-2011, 11:15 AM)
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Digging that Civ cover. I think I know how you did the front with the globe, but care to explain in detail? I want to know if I'm right. :P
dravenova
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(07-29-2011, 11:39 AM)
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CarbonatedFalcon:
OK, I don't think this was the most sophisticated approach, but I did the following (photoshop):

- First I assembled a mosaic out of the CIV I world leaders (you can see that in the background)

- After that I snatched a hires image of the globe (http://www.vectortemplates.com/raste...globes-021.png), cleaned it down to black (oceans) and white (land). To clean it down I made only the red channel of the image visible, and used the burn and the dodge tool to make the shadows truly black, and the highlights truly white.

- I used this image as a mask (select the black parts, and apply as mask for a layer group) for the mosaic, and reduced the size of the mosaic so that more leaders could be seen

- Last I added a red tint to the mosaic layer, and a white glow to the back

rocksteady1983:
I uploaded the template I use, I have no idead what font the G could be, I copied it from an earlier hires template. You can grab it from here:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_blank.zip
WarZombie
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(08-06-2011, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by dravenova

CarbonatedFalcon:
I uploaded the template I use, I have no idead what font the G could be, I copied it from an earlier hires template. You can grab it from here:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_blank.zip

Are these the dimensions to use for a 360 cover? Thanks for the upload, though.
dark_chris
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(08-15-2011, 10:01 AM)
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Well I was inspired to do some game covers as well.
I really couldn't come up with a way to put the game title on the box covers so if you guys want to do that yourselves, you're free to do that. I chose the best shots I could find and think of for them. I say the ones who did these shots captured the game/feeling very well.

Here are two covers on Final Fantasy X



Twilight Princess


This one is Resident Evil
Raonak
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(08-15-2011, 10:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by RJNavarrete

You know those dudes who don't move an inch while hiding behind some obscure ass piece of cover?

Campers... ?

:(

Hahaha thats awesome.
dark_chris
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(08-16-2011, 04:57 AM)
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Showing my support for other members and the GAF collection. =)






Note: Sorry that the photos came out a bit blurry. I hurt my arm and its been shaking. >.< lol.
Another note: Someone in another thread that deals with alternate box arts had one for heavy rain, I used that cover for the GAF collection. =)
RedSwirl
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(08-16-2011, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by dark_chris

Showing my support for other members and the GAF collection. =)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...6/DSCN0011.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...6/DSCN0010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...6/DSCN0009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...6/DSCN0008.jpg

Note: Sorry that the photos came out a bit blurry. I hurt my arm and its been shaking. >.< lol.
Another note: Someone in another thread that deals with alternate box arts had one for heavy rain, I used that cover for the GAF collection. =)

I remember the Silent Hill 2 one, but where were those other covers posted?
dark_chris
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(08-16-2011, 06:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by RedSwirl

I remember the Silent Hill 2 one, but where were those other covers posted?

Look through the thread and you'll see them around. =)
Oh, and the FF13 I made on my own.
RedSwirl
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(08-16-2011, 08:58 PM)
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I just threw together a couple. Someone should tell the OP that the larger template links are down so I could only use the really small one.

Also, I realized that I would probably rather see these kinds of covers printed on the front of a special cardboard box rather than a plastic inlay. Just me though.

[IMG]http://i51.************/f2ph4x.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i55.************/2mnlwr6.jpg[/IMG]

I also think I should give credit to where I got the photos from since I had to resort to semi-nefarious means to get them off of Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boumba/...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistai...n/photostream/
XANDER CAGE
(08-16-2011, 09:52 PM)
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Been lurking this thread for ages! Figured I should contribute, since I have the day off today. Here's a cover for Persona 3 cobbled together from official art for the game and some text. If people like, I can make one for Persona 4.

Shitty compressed .jpg example:




High res:

A high-res printable version

There's also a .PSD and a .PNG that weigh in at 64MB and 20MB respectively, if anyone is super anal about print quality! Just let me know and I can start uploading them.
omoikane21
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(08-31-2011, 08:41 AM)
[IMG]http://oi53.************/90q1xy.jpg[/IMG]
Dunan
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(08-31-2011, 08:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by dark_chris

Final Fantasy X

The colors used in this one are perfect. Look at the game's logo, and look at this.
radiantdreamer
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(09-30-2011, 03:36 AM)
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After going through so many of these, I think the ones that are using abstract photos or not using any of the original game art tend to have the most impact. That FFX and Another World ones are awesome and really capture that Criterion feel.
Sinthetic
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(09-30-2011, 04:10 AM)
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These are incredible, totally agree about the Criterion feel.
sixteen-bit
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(09-30-2011, 04:19 AM)
I'm glad this was bumped. Great stuff here.
dravenova
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(10-26-2011, 09:27 AM)
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two more:





printable versions:
http://www.draven.hu/gaf/print/gaf_di_sy_print.zip
sixteen-bit
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(04-29-2013, 02:56 AM)
so like, bump.



photo by Emmanuel Pierrot
somnific
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(03-15-2014, 05:35 AM)
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you guys remember this thread? i miss this thread.
i considered starting a new thread since there are so many broken links, but i guess we can start from here and see how much interest there is.


hi-res available.
SpacePirate Ridley
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(03-15-2014, 07:05 PM)
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I loved this thread. No im sad there not many updates anymore :(
Douche McBaggins The 3rd
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(03-25-2014, 07:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by SpacePirate Ridley

I loved this thread. No im sad there not many updates anymore :(

So am I. I loved that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 cover with that guy camping.

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