Now for some fun: Pick Your Band Name / Album Name / Album Cover

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Zulu Romeo, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Mark de Vries

    Mark de Vries Commodore Commodore

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    I dug up four more albums from my record collection, which seems to become more and more ecclectic each day.

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    Department of Justice (Northern Ireland) - Destruct. It Never Fails

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    Archie Reese - Hang the Little Ones

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    StarCon - Ineligible for Public Office

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    Newburgh Priory - On the Unreasonable Man
     
  2. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    Some kind of pretentious indie-rock outfit. From Denmark. :lol:
     
  3. ITElf

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    Is it time for some 70's Prog Rock? Why, I do belive it is.

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  4. Wintermute

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  5. trekkiedane

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    You people are so talented! -it's a real ride to watch these covers!
     
  6. Ríu ríu chíu

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    ^ How do they make those covers, BTW? What program do they use? I know where the images themselves come from, but how do they do the text?
     
  7. Bears Discover Fire

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    ^^^I use Photoshop. I don't know what other people are using.

    You can do basic text in MS paint.

    Speaking of album covers:

    Post-feminist ball busting thrash, on clearance at Amoeba!

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  8. Skywalker

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    Talk about luck, that's twice now I've gotten an actual name instead of something silly.

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    Probably some pretentious faux-big band wannabe. :lol:
     
  9. Wintermute

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    ^ Skywalker & Bears, nice job!

    Mr Laser Beam, I use Photoshop too, but only for tweaking blend effects for the text (shading, borders, font kerning). You could do a lot with just MS Paint and experiment with free fonts such as what you can find at free font sites like this one.

    Just download the font, open your computer control panel, and the file named "Fonts", drag and drop the new (unzipped) font file into it, and it's all installed and ready to use in Paint or Word!

    Happy designing.
     
  10. Skywalker

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    I use Photoshop, too, but I couldn't figure out how to get the vertical text to work right. All the letters had gigantic spaces between them compared to the letters in the horizontal text. So I just rasterized the vertical text and moved all the letters into position manually. :lol:
     
  11. Daneel

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    You think yours is pretentious, Skywalker? Get a load of this:

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    And does anyone want to take a stab at assigning a genre to this one?

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    I've never used Photoshop in my life, so I just add the text by using the limited tools at my disposal on Photobucket -- hence why my covers aren't particularly impressive. :lol:

    Ah well... I'm still having a lot of fun with these.
     
  12. Skywalker

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    Here's some easy listening for you guys...

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  13. Wintermute

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    (I like the tags for this thread...the answer is none more. None more black )
    It's not as if I have work to do, so:

    alternative country:

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    India Hip Hop:

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    and a bonus from India...

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    Hmm, is the random universe trying to tell you something?
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  14. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Maybe someone would like to review these two albums for me (as I know next to nothing about music)

    The first is by a band named 93. According to the back of the album the number 93 has great significance in Thelema, a religion founded by Aleister Crowley. The picture is "I'm getting wise" by Ariel Chaos.


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    The second album is by Geir Knutsen, a Norweigan politican who has decided to moonlight as a musician. Picture is "Autumn....with a little Thanksgiving too" by CookieCrazie.

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  15. Robert Maxwell

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    I use the GIMP, go grab a font or two from dafont, then work in some effects.

    An easy way to do neat effects with your text:

    1. Create a layer for your text.
    2. Add the text.
    3. Duplicate the text layer.
    4. Use a filter--some kind of blur, erode, dilate, etc. Anything that modifies the form of the text.
    5. Cycle through the blend modes of the layer. "Grain extract" often produces the most interesting effects.

    In fact, you can duplicate your original text layer multiple times, then use different effects and blend modes on each one. You can use it to create shadows, glows, and all sorts of weirdness.
     
  16. The Naughty List

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  17. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    I have no clue what kind of music this is, but I'm sure it's full of itself.
     
  18. Australis

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    Otherwise Writer
    Constant Lock
    Paid Discipline
    Forward Deal pt 1
    Forward Deal pt 2
    Using Plastic
    Close Written
    Hotel Earth
    Medium Movie
    Population Model
    Opening Arrangement
    Closer Reader
    Little Broadcast

    (Wow, the phrase generator was on fire! I might have to write some of those songs. :) Set the generator to adjective - very common, noun - very common, or noun, noun)
     
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  19. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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    ^ You stole my album name, you jerk!

    See?

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  20. Australis

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    :lol: No no, this was an homage! :lol: