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Professionals, i need help!

Discussion in 'Travis Smith' started by Pleasure to Kill, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. ok, i just got into making covers, but, all i know is how to design the art, i dont know anything about publishing and printing

    ok, i have a few questions.

    what size should i start my picture?
    what is the bleed edge?
    what are crop marks?
    whats the best way to convert RBG to CMYK without much difference?

    thanks guys, if you think i should know anything else, please tell, i dont want to screw some bands im working with out of the stuff they deserve

    thanks guys!
    BTW: Trav, you are my art idol :worship:
     
  2. Lier in Wait

    Lier in Wait Old Spunker

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  3. please guys!!!!! I cant find any sites where it expailns this. Yeah, im a freaking n00b, but whatever, can you just help a fellow artist out :(
     
  4. revel911

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    Crop Marks are the size of the cover and USUALLY where the cover is cut out.

    The bleed line is extra space where two things occur:
    a) if the cut for the crop mark is off the cover is not totally wasted b/c you have extra picture to cover that up.
    b) the ink will bleed a tiny bit in teh paper and carry over a little


    As in size, that all depends on the art work and cover size. Printeable cover are at 300 dpi, but i always do it at 350- 400 dpi just in case i want to change some stuff.

    if you are doing a starndard cover it is 4.5x 4.5 inches with a bled of .125 on each side. if youw ant all teh maeasurements for various covers go here:
    Disc Makers

    About converting from RBG to CMYK, you can do that if photoshop.
     
  5. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. wingnut4

    wingnut4 I Depend On Darkness

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    yeh i would like to know about prices and charging people...cause i haevnt a clue,lol

    CD Cover for a £5...hehe
     
  7. ColdDarkNord

    ColdDarkNord www.vicrecords.com

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    Heyyyyy, dude, do not break the market!
    /bonk
    :D
     
  8. wingnut4

    wingnut4 I Depend On Darkness

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    lol, im a dudette but hehe.......

    Nord - How do you create such excellent images as well as travis smith , i really dont understand how, id love to be able to do that,lol

    Another thing, when u were about 17 (my age,lol) what was ur artwork like if u did any, i mean does your work improve? cause when i look at peoples artwork on thsi forum and look at my own , there is a huge difference! Does it get betteR?
     

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