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Setting the standards: cover and disc label
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Setting the standards: cover and disc label


It will be a great thing to have all the projects posted here - assumed they are released on Blu-ray or other disc-based formats - with a proper custom cover, and if they share some similar elements, they will seems "published" by the same "studio"...

Well, here I use my latest cover as example:

[Image: test_cover.jpg]


  1. front cover - it should be as much different as possible in comparison to BD, DVD, HD-DVD, but could be similar to LD, VHS etc. if they are different from BD and DVD; theatrical posters are welcome
  2. spine icon - put here the face of one of the movie protagonist, better a bad guy... edge color in according to background
  3. spine title - put here with the title beginning from top, to let possible read it when the disc is placed horizontally, with top cover up
  4. spine logo - I used the stilized light bulb with a disc under it, without fanres reference; I like it, it's kind and gives you the impression of an interesting idea, isn't true?
  5. spine disc logo - Blu-ray disc logo; it will be replaced by Ultra HD Blu-ray logo or other
  6. spine catalog number - top project maker, bottom progressive number (B stands for Blu-ray) - if you all agree, this could be shared by all the projects posted here; color in according to background
  7. back title - should be the same (apart size) of the spine title
  8. project maker text logo - to let the viewer know who made the project
  9. back text - here I write first a small sinopsys of the movie, preferably taken from the studio website, then the project title and type, and at the end project description about used sources, processing, filters, final video, audio and subtitles tracks
  10. screenshots - I usually put comparisons here, but it's always possible to post movie frames
  11. credits - taken from movie posters or home video covers
  12. project maker mini logo - your "trademark" logo
  13. various logo - disc, video and audio codecs used for the project
  14. info box - video, audio, subtitles and notes info; back color in according to background
  15. various info - a disclaimer, plus an advice about the fact that the disc should be played using a proper player
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Maybe making a "howto" with a solid free program would be in order for this.
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I use a very simple and free software called Fotografix (the old version, 1.5 - find it here); it's similar to a simplified version of Photoshop, but perfect suited to make custom covers; if someone could be interested, I could upload a template; it's almost self-explanatory, so after using it for five minutes, there will be no need for a proper guide - I guess... Wink
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I'm interested for sure.
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Here you are the link (expires before the end of July) - fgx file for Fotografix 1.5.

Included are Supernova covers - outer, inner, disc label - with the new print margin; as you can see, images have some borders because this cover was conceived some time ago; but it was printed (along with other two or three ones) by an OT member, and result was very good.

Don't forget to post your own covers when they'll be ready! Ok
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Andrea, maybe we could have a special thread like they do at Bluray.com, for custom covers? I would suggest putting a rank restriction on it just for safety reasons.
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(2017-09-10, 11:32 PM)Jetrell Fo Wrote: Andrea, maybe we could have a special thread like they do at Bluray.com, for custom covers?  I would suggest putting a rank restriction on it just for safety reasons.

May you post the link to that bluray.com subforum?

Dunno, it's a problem to post custom movie covers? They could be found everywhere easily on the net...
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(2017-09-11, 02:33 AM)spoRv Wrote:
(2017-09-10, 11:32 PM)Jetrell Fo Wrote: Andrea, maybe we could have a special thread like they do at Bluray.com, for custom covers?  I would suggest putting a rank restriction on it just for safety reasons.

May you post the link to that bluray.com subforum?

Dunno, it's a problem to post custom movie covers? They could be found everywhere easily on the net...

Custom covers made by people here for their own projects would not be found anyplace else unless they were shared at other places. I thought we could not post direct links anymore?

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=100007
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(2017-09-11, 06:34 PM)Jetrell Fo Wrote: I thought we could not post direct links anymore?

The only direct links not allowed are the ones to projects A/V files; all the others are OK, of course!
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