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    Anyone here make their own artwork or artwork for others? Im looking for stock images to make my own faux exploito soundtrack cover. Any good sources? Tips? Tools?

  • #2
    use google. cut bits out of images. you can use anything if you change it slightly. always use large images. upscaling small jpgs will make it look terrible
    instagram.com/vinylhoard

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    • #3
      My dead computer had a good image search, somehow it scanned organised archives and ignored most of the chaff.

      Can I remember? Nay - Sorry.

      This might help a bit?.. Clicky

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      • #4
        Thanks Paul and Xann

        This is what I ended up making in GIMP

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        • #5
          that looks nice. good work
          instagram.com/vinylhoard

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          • #6
            Yes.

            Old magazines? I have recently finished trawling through a pile of old Scientific American (found by the roadside) with that in mind.

            Added bonus - some articles still relevant. E.g. those dealing with ancient architecture. Also fun seeing how they imagined the future would shape up. E.g. in the late 80's-early 90's the Japanese thought that there might be some problems coming with global warming. As if!
            Last edited by Grim Lounge Cowboy; 18-04-2017, 11:31 AM. Reason: !

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Funktionnaire View Post
              Yes.

              Old magazines? I have recently finished trawling through a pile of old Scientific American (found by the roadside) with that in mind.

              Added bonus - some articles still relevant. E.g. those dealing with ancient architecture. Also fun seeing how they imagined the future would shape up. E.g. in the late 80's-early 90's the Japanese thought that there might be some problems coming with global warming. As if!
              So you do a cut and paste style? or do you scan stuff in and edit images in a photoshop type setup?

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              • #8
                Yep very nice styles is there any specific way you went about it ie: some kind of LP size plug in? Excuse my ignorance I'm shite with graphic design cropping images and some very basic 'cloning' in 'irfanview' is about my lot. The program I used for doing covers for the swaps looks like it was made for a 5 year old which kind of suits my level of knowledge with all things graphical.

                For some reason Funk I find it fascinating you finding a pile of old magazines at the side of a dusty desert road in Australia although I'm probably romanticising it! There must be more to tell about how this find came about?
                Mixes, Music: https://www.mixcloud.com/amitron_7/

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                • #9
                  I have picked images that will suit either approach. I have a particular image in mind that would probably benefit from a slight tweaking.

                  I am tempted to fabricate some sort of desert narrative, perhaps modelled on an ancient myth. The reality is that it was a soggy suburban roadside find

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by amidar View Post
                    Yep very nice styles is there any specific way you went about it ie: some kind of LP size plug in? Excuse my ignorance I'm shite with graphic design cropping images and some very basic 'cloning' in 'irfanview' is about my lot. The program I used for doing covers for the swaps looks like it was made for a 5 year old which kind of suits my level of knowledge with all things graphical.

                    For some reason Funk I find it fascinating you finding a pile of old magazines at the side of a dusty desert road in Australia although I'm probably romanticising it! There must be more to tell about how this find came about?
                    I used image layering in GIMP, its a freeware program similar to photoshop. I've hardly used it and I had the idea of what I wanted in my head so I just looked up some articles and videos with links to resources and methods to achieving what I wanted. I have imported pictures into the program before and messed around but never actually made anything with it, this is the first time I have used it 'properly' so to speak. It's a lot easier than you think once you learn the basic methods and combine them.

                    The ringwear effect is just an image of a plain grey LP sleeve with ringwear and the guy holding the gun is an image from a Japanese 70's police show, I layered them and used an effect that allows the ring wear to kinda cut through then I filled it in with the colours.

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                    • #11
                      It's a pretty sweet first attempt. I have played around with 'Gimp' (that doesn't sound right at all!) before but I was only looking at doing something simple and it boggled my head. I'll have to give it another go as it seems pretty fully featured for a freeware prog.
                      Mixes, Music: https://www.mixcloud.com/amitron_7/

                      Music: https://blackmoofou.bandcamp.com/

                      Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1...bw92ZSjvLMZKlQ

                      Latest Infant Project: https://soundcloud.com/bcmf

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