Album Cover: The Next Generation

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Ríu ríu chíu, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. mari

    mari Captain Captain

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    Or if you have Windows, search out the Snipping Tool in accessories. I also have the Aviary add-on in Firefox which does the same thing.
     
  2. Australis

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    This is for FSM and MLB. Note: I do not have a Flickr account, the link takes you to a random image there. I also do not have Photoshop. But you've seen my previous efforts.

    1. Find and install IrfanView. It's free and very flexible.

    2. Open the pic in Flickr using the link.

    3. Right click, copy

    EDIT: you can't copy Flickr images like you used to. As others have said, use Print Screen, then IrfanVew or picture editor of choice to trim it down to a suitable size (Note: they often have a resize option too, so they aren't outrageously huge).

    4. Open IrfanView, Edit -> Paste

    5. Save this as a file locally.

    6. Select a section of the screen, that is click and drag, which sould leave a frame on the screen, a selected area.

    7. Choose Edit -> Insert text into selection

    8. Insert band/album name in the box (Note 1: you can make 2 selections, one after the other for each, in different areas. Note 2: you can also justify (L/C/R) the text).

    9. At the bottom right of the overlay text window is a Choose Font button.

    10. You should have a range of fonts, sizes and colours to choose from. Choose and OK.

    11. OK again. Your text should now be in the box.

    12. If it is not correct or to your liking, hit Ctrl-Z and repeat 8-11 until you are satisfied.

    13. Save again. If it asks if you want to replace the original, say yes. Or you an save the non-text image by saving under a different name.

    14. Upload to your fave photo-sharing site. (I use Photobucket)

    The rest you should know.
    Let me know if you have questions, and have fun.
     
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  3. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^This 'IrfanView' appears to be Windows only. So that leaves me out.

    anyhoo, here's my next attempt. For this image, though, I'm using my own library. :)

    Paragon SWP - "Still A Foolish Thing"

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    Track listing:

    American Words
    Slow Down The Parties
    Guilty Success
    Furious Lunacy
    Jealous Of My Hand Grenade?
    Injected With Justice
    Sick Of The Forest
    Story Of My Lust
    Don't Stop The Sounds
    Big Ideas
     
  4. Australis

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    Mac or Linux?
     
  5. Ríu ríu chíu

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  6. Australis

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    GIMP is very powerful, if a bit complicated.
    Seashore looks simple enough.
    Front End Digital Media Workshop

    Try those, I think they're what you need.
     
  7. Trekker4747

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  8. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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  9. Australis

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    Well, here we are again...

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    Track list:
    hectic blight
    flashier fiddler
    sly accordion
    breathtaking stratagem
    pedigree thumbed phrase
    delectable riskier disguise
    lithe ampler scheduling
    pleasing impeding nucleation v1
    pleasing impeding nucleation v2

    Tell Magazine are a 4 piece band who have been described as 'introvert progressive folk' or 'library cardigan rock'. This is their 3rd album. Tracks liek 'Sly Accordion' and 'Pedigree Thumbed Phrase' underline how they have been building on their own idiosyncratic style of music.
     
  10. Australis

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    Track list:
    Confirmed Cover
    Compulsory Edge
    Center Partial
    Model Current
    Nice Cure
    Warm Afternoon
    Financial Seven
    Late Let
    Passed Oil
    Several Movies
    Hypokinetic Antihierarchy
    Nonsensationalistic Semialcoholic Nonvalidness
    Recorded Artist
    The Very Earth Will Shake

    Stryken Station are a Norwegian hard rock band, named after a railway station the band members were stuck in during a blizzard in 2002. They have been described as a 'the pop version of Scandinavian metal' and 'a covers band in prog rock style'. On this, the ninth album, the ironic song titles reflect how they have borrowed riffs and lyrics from other bands and done a live mashup, creating songs that are both familiar and different. '
    Compulsory Edge' features the riffs of 'Kashmir' and the lyrics of Deep Purple's 'Perfect Strangers' for a long, powerful grind. 'Late Let' is a frantic rocker, about trying to find somewhere to rent during the holiday season, and 'Nice Cure' is an odd twisted take on the clashing musical styles of The Nice and The Cure over lyrics talking about the health system. The title song is an epic six minute manifesto on the power and energy of rock. Powerful and at times oddly moving, this is an essential album.
     
  11. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks to Australis for making this for me. :)

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  12. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Wilbur Kingsbury Miller - "His Own Life Story"

    Track listing (the 'watchout for snakes' site doesn't seem to be working so I picked a different site):

    1. Nuclear Vortex
    2. Gallery Of Women
    3. Good For Nothing Fashion
    4. Hotshot Criminal
    5. Champagne Blackout
    6. Unbelievable Circus
    7. Rampant Madman
    8. Legendary Questions
    9. Good For Nothing Bombshell
    10. Enough Music

    (Poor Wilbur seems to be a bit misognyistic :( )
     
  13. Random_Spock

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    Can't go to that one. The site has been flagged for malware by avast... :( Could be due to a bad ad or something.
     
  14. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I use IrfanView for all my picture viewing and quick edits -still a fantastic program :bolian:

    There's an add-on for Firefox, called Lightshot, that enables you to grab any portion of your screen and edit it on-line...

    Thank you for this thread -love the sort (as previous threads show :p ).
     
  15. Fruitcake

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    I love my album. I wish I could listen to it over and over..
     
  16. Agent Richard07

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    01. Disfigured Aboriginal
    02. Bewildering Reformation
    03. The Nail Experiments Beside the Trace
    04. Inside the Keyed Sin Boils the Decided Smile
    05. Ban
    06. Unblocked Pounce
    07. Stagnant Ulcer
    08. Livid Mercenary
    09. Why Does the Fair Intercourse Alternate the Simplified Curve?
    10. Craggier Sickness
    11. Above
    12. Usurped Madder
     
  17. Agent Richard07

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    01. Grayed Haughtiness
    02. Wick Superstition
    03. Subscribed Circus
    04. Despite
    05. The Sore Plays Beside My Suffix
    06. Descendent Diphthong
    07. Overrun Paddock
    08. The Native Clouds the Bigotry Before a Terrorist Candidate
    09. The Keystroke Eases the Seventh
    10. Bouncing Infrared
    11. Daily
    12. Speechless Thug
     
  18. Australis

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    MLB, haven't you sorted the pic edit thing yet? :) I'll see what I can do later.

    Richard, your sencond one works. :)
     
  19. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Track Listing:

    01. the substitute participates
    02. legislative fetish
    03. fused bronco
    04. unintelligible sharper
    05. sultrier upstart
    06. discerning uterus
    07. a furry faith
    08. the morning reflex
    09. How does the sic box cry?
    10. an afternoon gateway
    11. The opera strips my backlog