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Cover Effects?

Discussion in 'Travis Smith' started by Eyesore, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. Eyesore

    Eyesore Guest

    I have a question about Travis' covers. On a lot of them he used some sort of effect to make it look grainy. For instance the new Beseech cover...although that looks more like traditional artwork mixed in, not digital. The Katatonia covers are what I am talking about...I just got Photoshop and I am wondering if he uses another program because I can't seem to match it...although I am a beginner...anyone know?

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    Seems like Trav No Such Thing

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    those are not computer effects...they are actual elemets and textures from photos...
     
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    Really? Interesting. Any tips on how to get these accomplish this since I am a beginner. I bought a digital camera which is really nice for this purpose of design, but I have really gotten into using it yet...any help would be greatly appreciated...

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    just take pictures of walls, weather, ground etc. wherever you seem to find different kinds of cute shapes, nice color contrasts etc. eventually you'll have nice stock of them to use in your designs.
     
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    Aaaah...I see. Then I can layer them (once I figure that out!). Hehe...sounds good. I appreciate the info bro!

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    actually, you will not be able to get true grain from digital cameras.
    grain is from film particles. thats why i dont use digital cameras.

    soul4 is half right
     
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    So do you develop and then scan the photos? I took some digital photos last night and tried some things out and I liked what I saw. See, my problem is that I have no design background aside from being an artist. I think I really need to take a course or two and familiarize myself with all the different mediums because I am just trying things here without any guidance at all...but I do appreciate the inputs...

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    Trav - I was talking about the textures in general.. Didn't actually read that Grainy part of the question at all.. :)

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