“The GAF Collection” – Weekend Photoshop Thread

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Joe Shlabotnik said:
"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."
 
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corrosivefrost said:
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.


Moobabe said:
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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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.
 

dravenova

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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
 

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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/raster/globes/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
 
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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
 
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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. =)
 

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/darkchris66/DSCN0011.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/darkchris66/DSCN0010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/darkchris66/DSCN0009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/darkchris66/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?
 

RedSwirl

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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.



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/4692652985/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alistair2008/3872222668/sizes/o/in/photostream/
 
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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.