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Old 01-17-2012, 07:16 AM   #801
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Looking good

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Old 01-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #802
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I'm still super-excited for the Grim Mural. This thread is pure pure awesomeness. Loving the Grim poster on my wall
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #803
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Hi Laserschwert,

please can you put in "Marco Hüllen" for "Original Artwork by - The Whispered World".

This game was originally made by him and he draw the backgrounds and the poster art.

Thanks,
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:10 PM   #804
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Hi Laserschwert,

please can you put in "Marco Hüllen" for "Original Artwork by - The Whispered World".

This game was originally made by him and he draw the backgrounds and the poster art.

Thanks,
Done. Thanks for the info!

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #805
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Any chance of a poster of this?

http://eaken.net/young_indy.html

It's Bill Eaken's cover for Instruments of Chaos starring Young Indiana Jones. The game wasn't that good, but I love the cover art.

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Old 02-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #806
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As much as I love Young Indy, it's a bit out of scope for the LucasArts/adventure game posters.

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #807
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As much as I love Young Indy, it's a bit out of scope for the LucasArts/adventure game posters.
It is a game, just not a good one. But the cover artwork is wonderful.

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #808
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I know it's a game... but neither a LucasArts game, nor a point and click adventure

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Old 02-13-2012, 12:36 AM   #809
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So I'm sure you folks are aware of the "Doublefine Adventure" fundraiser being done by Tim Schafer and Co.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...fine-adventure

A couple cool poster-related reward tiers:


PLEDGE $100 OR MORE
Original "Double Fine Adventure" poster (suitable for framing) exclusive to the campaign, special thanks in the game’s credits, and all previous reward tiers. (Posters will be shipped for free in the US. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping)
Estimated Delivery: Aug 2012

PLEDGE $250 OR MORE
"Double Fine Adventure" Poster autographed by Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert, and the rest of the design team, and all previous reward tiers.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:12 AM   #810
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You're a bit late with that... the signed posters are already gone

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:13 PM   #811
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Hey all!

First of all, great artwork and talent being shared here. I would like to thank the community, specially Laserschwert!, for sharing all this awesome stuff with everyone.

That said, I wanted to know if anyone has a huge poster-printable image of the amazing Edisons painting.
http://mixnmojo.com/media/galleries/...cell-Paintings

I have a (43.8 mb, 5906 × 8858 pixels) jpg of the image in the link above (no frame, but still with the bottom-left brightness) that I don't know where I got from (it was a long time ago).
You can see a cut from it here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/e3mx6f

Does anyone have a better version of this or is any Photoshop-wizard willing to improve it (remove brightness, ...)? I can upload the huge jpg somewhere if necessary.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:15 PM   #812
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It was made from THIS. But the quality isn't really enough to go poster size with that. At least not fulfilling my quality standards.

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Old 02-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #813
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I've added the "Grim Fandango" mural to the opening post.


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Old 02-15-2012, 06:39 PM   #814
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I've added the "Grim Fandango" mural to the opening post.
Excellent! It looks great. I love being able to see all the detail in high definition.

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Old 02-16-2012, 10:50 AM   #815
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It was made from THIS. But the quality isn't really enough to go poster size with that. At least not fulfilling my quality standards.
WOW, it's incredible you could take so much resolution (even though it looks a bit fake) from a much smaller image. Technology is impressive!

Does anyone else with Photoshop skills willing to try and remove the flare?
I don't know how one can do it, but if some one gives me a few indications, or hints me to the tools/or a tutorial of how to do it I will try it myself!

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I've added the "Grim Fandango" mural to the opening post.



That is gorgeous, mister. One more thing to take to the print!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:31 AM   #816
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Your work on the Grim Fandango mural is probably the best thing I've seen yet this year. Definitely going to get it printed at some point — awesome job!


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Old 02-16-2012, 01:14 PM   #817
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Alright, alright... I've added the Edison painting to the opening post. Now everybody shut up!



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Old 02-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #818
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We all love you Laserschwert!
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #819
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+1, downloaded both, you made my day! Thank you again!
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:59 AM   #820
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Well...


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Old 02-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #821
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Haha. That's awesome. Too bad he didn't answer the question though.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #822
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He did answer it... and it seems he is in fact really unhappy with the project (I thought it was tongue-in-cheek). Read here: http://www.doublefine.com/forums/viewthread/5711/

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #823
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I've added the "Grim Fandango" mural to the opening post.

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:44 PM   #824
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I put this 1 together from a smaller version I found... if others can make a better version of it it would be nice but no one seems to have done a Special edition of LeChucks revenge.



http://www.deviantart.com/download/2...mb-d4qrpaa.jpg
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:54 AM   #825
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Why is it scaled up to 3000x4197 without any special filtering? There's no point in making the file just bigger with that - Firefox itself could scale it that way. That looks just terrible... and speaking of terrible: I still think it's a terrible poster. Of course, that's not your fault, it looked terrible to begin with (although putting Purcell's Guybrush face in there doesn't really help).

And I still don't understand why they used that version (which looks like they couldn't decide whether they want a "realistic", or a cartoony look for the characters), when they already had a cartoony version, which looked much more consistent:



But enough with the ramblings and thanks for the effort


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Old 02-24-2012, 03:41 AM   #826
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well they should have gone with the above because it isn't over the top and has a somewhat more professional look... also it would probably appeal to more players...
it also matches the original image more...

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:12 AM   #827
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Really, really not. The cartoony version (while still not great) at least looks like what's in the game, the version that was used looks like some mediocre fan art.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #828
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Wait, am I missing something? The one Lexxbomb posted isn't the official art is it? At least, that's not what appears in my Steam. I certainly prefer the more exaggerated version Laser just posted to the one I'm familiar with — which is also cartoony, but like the characters' souls were sapped out of them or something.


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Old 02-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #829
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I think you're referring to this version:



And it looks like Lexxbomb made some edits to the image, like Guybrush's face, LeChuck's face and beard, the monkey...

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #830
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Of course, that's not your fault, it looked terrible to begin with (although putting Purcell's Guybrush face in there doesn't really help).

And I still don't understand why they used that version (which looks like they couldn't decide whether they want a "realistic", or a cartoony look for the characters), when they already had a cartoony version, which looked much more consistent:
I might be shot, but Lexxbomb's poster is, apart from needing a good cleanup, by far the best version I've seen, but a massive, huge, enormous chasm of a margin.

LeChuck has a beard. Not a lego beard kit. And Guybrush looks like Guybrush. I don't see this being a bad thing. This is the first time I've seen SE cover art that vaguely resembles anything I can take even halfway seriously.

It makes me want to play the game, not get my 4 year-old to play it for me. Love it, but none of these have anything on the original, and in my opinion, only art worthy of gracing MI2.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #831
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I've added Big Sky Trooper:



Does anybody know, who painted it?

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Old 02-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #832
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I cant' take credit for the changes... all I did was blow the image I found up to poster through Gimp...
image I used came from
http://www.lucasforums.com/showpost....&postcount=294

The reason I wanted a SE one was to go with my The Secret of Monkey Island SE... the original didn't matchup well colour wise...
heres a pic of the 2 new ones next to each other printed at 16x20 inch... excuse the reflections


the best I can do is

http://lexxbomb.deviantart.com/#/d4qzr6j

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #833
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A SWKOTOR poster. Cool.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #834
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Still, I don't understand why you upscale them this way... it makes really no sense, as the quality doesn't get any better by that. If you'd print just the original small image, it'll just look just the same. Also, the image is stretched horizontally (or squished vertically), so that can't be used anyway.

Sorry if I sound too bitchy here, I'd just like to keep a certain level of quality for the project

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #835
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Still, I don't understand why you upscale them this way... it makes really no sense, as the quality doesn't get any better by that. If you'd print just the original small image, it'll just look just the same. Also, the image is stretched horizontally (or squished vertically), so that can't be used anyway.
I was about to say the same. The image is stretched and there is some macroblocks due to upscaling.



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Old 02-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #836
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well given it seems to be impossible to find good quality original images...the above was created from 3 source images...if you guys can find and do better then by all means...I only posted it as an example of what I can do...given people seemed to think I was the author of the LeChuck SE image.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #837
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Lexxbomb I think the point is, those images would print just as well, if not better, without the upscaling. The original size image would be crisper. Not commenting on the quality of your work but upscaling kinda ruins it.

It's like when people take crappy mobile phone videos and resize them to 1080p, and then upload them to YouTube claiming it's an HD video. They should be shot!
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:20 AM   #838
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don't worry... im not taking it negatively...it really does depend on the software the printer uses to upscale images...the reason I scale images up was that at uni I was told that generally the upscaling algorithyms (sp?) used by printers were not as good as image edditing software - basicly for printing puropes it was actually better to print at images native resolution...ie less printing errors... maybe the Digital Media guy had it wrong... wouldn't be the first time...

thanks for the advice...
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #839
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I think it's actually Windows that upscales, but you are right in saying that some gains can be made from upscaling using specialised software. Photoshop's upscaling algorithm is generally considered excellent, and there're also additional parameters that can be used to produce a slightly sharper image (not much different to using an unsharp mask).

With that said, the quality is still going to be a far cry from the kind of masterpieces Laser has been putting together as his sources tend to be high quality and he does a lot of hands-on work to get them looking great. It's that hands-on work and restoration that has really made this thread special, particularly with pieces like the MI1 box art that had the the logo removed and the Grim Fandango mural that was previously only available creased on the inside of the CD insert.

I think if you've got no other option or the time to do a more thorough upscaling job it's acceptable to just do a basic upscale, but the results are going to be negligibly better than just letting your printer software/Windows handle it and most people can probably do that themselves.


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Old 03-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #840
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Laserschwert's work received some deserved attention here.
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