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Program needed to do LP and 7" layouts

 
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Blood Of Von



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Program needed to do LP and 7" layouts Reply with quote

I use a MAC and need a program to do some 7" and LP/MLP layouts on as I'm going to possibly release a few demos (officially0 on vinyl through a small label I'm going to start up. Any info would be great!

Cheers!
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CraiGORE



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hunt down Photoshop for mac through a torrent website.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to make the pictures at 300 DPI (file/new/300 DPI) or use some already made templates...

If it looks like crap, do it by hand with the photocopy machine. Sometimes it's the best way of doing it!
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Endless Morbidity



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use Illustrator. Photoshop layouts look like shit.
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Hellfire Commando



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They can be killer if done right. Just don't use ANY effects and you should be ok.
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Blood Of Von



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the info guys! I'll see how I go!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, just wondering if you have vinyl factories in Australia?

If not, where do you send your records to be manufactured?

thanks
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Blood Of Von



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ross Liew wrote:
Hey, just wondering if you have vinyl factories in Australia?

If not, where do you send your records to be manufactured?

thanks


Yeah, there is a vinyl press plant here in Melbourne I will go through. I'm just waiting to hear back from the two bands I've contacted and will go from there. One will be a 7" and the other a MLP or LP
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ross Liew wrote:
Hey, just wondering if you have vinyl factories in Australia?

If not, where do you send your records to be manufactured?

thanks


HAHA, you should do some research first!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photoshop should be used to alter images. Illustrator for layouts and texts. Vector texts come out much shaper.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed!

The design should be saved as high resolution like 300+++ dpi for ultimate visual!

And make sure you ask the printer to send test print before agree to press finalize copies. Small mistakes could fuck up the whole sleeve. Most important!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Illustrator is great for keeping everything nice and crisp. In Design is the best though - but it is a bit harder to master than Illustrator. Anyway, here's a few basic tips for ya:

- If possible, try to keep the overall colers to under 3 in total (except for band pictures)
- Don't use really strange fonts (keep 'em regular... you'll understand later)
- Don't stretch images even though you want them to fit. (Same thing goes with text!)
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