There are a lot of bad covers out there because someone thought it would move units off the shelf. I can't personally say why anyone thought that MGS4 cover was the way to go, but you can be assured it was because they thought it'd sell copies.
Games and Dvds don't have those crappy box arts because they think it looks good. They have put as much recognizable or eyecatching stuff so that people will take a look. Thats why there are so many "floating heads" dvd covers, they wanna cram as much shit on that box as they can.
The work in this thread is amazing, and game companies should feel terrible paying people to put out the stuff they do. Not only are the covers in here more eye catching with their more simple/elegant designs, they're just prettier to look at period. Amazing work to all involved.
EDIT: BTW, any minimalist MGS4 ones floating around or am I blind?
Could someone please provide me a minimal Xbox 360 template, preferably not .psd (dont have access to Photoshop)
Penguin nerd said:
Okay so I tried my hand at doing a Xbox 360 minimal cover template. The Xbox logo itself seemed a little difficult to see when adding artwork to it though so I added a tiny bit of layer style to help it stand out a bit more but not too much. I think it turned out okay. Here's the template:
I have a promotional copy of UFC Undisputed 2009 (came in a CD jewel case), but it appears that there's not a good quality cover out there for this game for me to print. This game is the black sheep in my shelf collection...
May anyone here please make a cover for me?
My only request if I may be this bold is that the cover sports the PS3 black stripe template instead of the transparent one. Also, my game is PAL, so no Region 1 thingie on it, please
Printed 25. Used 10 of them. The other 15 I still dont have the games for. Will take picture tomorrow in the daylight.
here's some advise for the cover makers; Think about the composition of the image when the cover is folded. For example the composition may look fine when spread out, but look off when folded. Examples: Darksiders and Dante's Inferno covers.
Also, don't make them too dark
Overall I'm very satisfied, I'm going to replace as many covers as possible from my collection
Is there any way we can better organize this awesome thread? Maybe create a google docs spread sheet where the covers (game titles) are listed with the gaf post#... link it in the op and then when things are added the contributor can just quickly update the spreadsheet?
Or anything... it's just that the thread is getting long and it's difficult to search for specific requests/games.
edit: I will do this tomorrow: I'll go through the thread and organize all submissions into a google doc. Then pm link to the OP. Hopefully contributors will update the sheet themselves, or pm me to do it. Whatever is easiest for everyone. But I think we should organize this, and get easier access to everyone's hard work!
Open the image in PS/Gimp or something and put a half pixel outline on it... won't make too much difference if you take off that small amount. Especially if you're cutting by hand anyway. Or just overlay a cover you have and mark the corners.