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Posts posted by seaview59

  1. 5 hours ago, BadFurDay said:

    I have another request please, PC game this time and I noticed the clear logo in the database doesn't match the boxart so wondering if you wouldn't mind doing this one. Got a cheeky request for both the US and the UK versions too as they differ slightly:



    Thanks :)

    submitted to LB database

    longest eu.png


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  2. 2 hours ago, Goose said:

    Hmmmm, this is a very ambiguous topic that needs a clear decision one way or the other so that DB contributors know what to do.  There are many opinions.  That's the only reason I posted here in the forums in the first place.  You just seem to be confirming that there's no consensus. I have a disk called "Sid Meier's Civilization II", my buddy has one called "Civilizatoin II: MGE",  all my friends and magazine reviews just call it "Civilization II".  What should I do?  What is your opinion?

    EDIT: sorry I think I gave you short shrift here, I see you're arguing that Steam names the games one way, but is that the sole argument?  If steam changed their naming on these games, would you change your opinion?

    If there's no official authority, then the next best thing is for the community to discuss and argue the merits of the options.  The only options are:

    1. Yes include "Sid Meier's" in the title

    2. No, do not include "Sid Meier's" in the title

    3. Situational, and if this is you preference, please describe how a noob would know which of the two choices they should use?

    Please pick 1, or 2, or 3, and describe why you picked it!

    There are instructions for DB contributors. Click on 'Add New Game' and the first instruction is: "Please make sure the title matches the game's box art as closely as possible, using colons and not dashes." and there are examples to make sure you enter the title with correct punctuation. Instructions are easy enough to follow, and there is an official authority: @Jason Carr

  3. 12 minutes ago, Suhrvivor said:

    Thanks! This logo was tricky to crop because of the fire that has a lot of transparency you can't just crop with the pen tool. To crop this, I created the transparency for the fire by first converting the logo to black and white (In Photoshop, Layer > New adjustment Layer > Black and White) then messing with the red and yellow sliders until I got something resembling an alpha mask layer (I used the brush in a new layer to fill the gaps in the middle of the image), after finishing this I inverted the blacks and whites so you have a proper alpha mask. now you have the fire transparency done but the fire transparent edges are a mixture of red and white from the background, you have to remove the white somehow. I did it with the Clone Stamp Tool (in Darken mode, this is important), using it at the edges of the fire by sampling and cloning darker parts that are a few pixels inside from the edges (I did this having the alpha mask separated so you don't mess with the transparency). Now, the NBA Jam banner has a blue glow, I recreated that by creating a shape of the logo without the ball and moving it to the background, Then I used the brush to add a few lens flare lines coming from the N , then added both the shape and the brush strokes to a group folder and added the blue glow effect.

    I'm not sure if this explanation is clear enough. Hope it helps.

    Thanks for sharing! I learned something new!

  4. 3 minutes ago, Suhrvivor said:

    Well, I decided to give it a go at the EA's NBA Jam logos. Here they are, not perfect but much better that the ones we have. right now

    Submitted to LB database.

    Excellent work! You even did the lens flare rays on the letter 'N'. Way better than what I had going. If you have time I'd appreciate knowing what technique you used.

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  5. 16 hours ago, Suhrvivor said:

    Anyone dares to do NBA Jam: On Fire Edition? (The ones in the db are low quality)

    Platinum trophy: doing regular version too.

    I spent about 2 hours trying this one and it's beyond my ability. I tried searching for a press kit for the game, often they will include the logo with alpha channel intact, but no luck. I hope someone can do this one.

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