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6 hours ago, Undertherainbow said:

Alright i made the script with ur template that will make double box, front and back

 

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Added script to do it.Thanks and have fun!

 

Create Double Box.zip

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How do I use this script? What program?  Thanks, looks awesome.

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@Robin55Sorry for thieving ur topic.. :)

found out that crappy locked jpg files will not work with script due to being ..locked..

fixed that

replaced with new script

Sorry about that

@cleverestMy man u can read what @Robin55posted and use it as guide. Short answer ,this script is for photoshop

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@Undertherainbow there is a slight problem with the original action file I posted here. I have now tried it with two versions of Photoshop. it seems that the original Action file creates a slightly distorted spine. The thing is the top and bottom of the spine is fine but right in the center there seems to be some sort of warping going on and as a result if an image wraps around the case the center does not line up perfectly where it meets the spine. I have tried a few work arounds to try and fix this issue but so far I haven't managed it. Would you have a solution?

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1 hour ago, Robin55 said:

@Undertherainbow there is a slight problem with the original action file I posted here. I have now tried it with two versions of Photoshop. it seems that the original Action file creates a slightly distorted spine. The thing is the top and bottom of the spine is fine but right in the center there seems to be some sort of warping going on and as a result if an image wraps around the case the center does not line up perfectly where it meets the spine. I have tried a few work arounds to try and fix this issue but so far I haven't managed it. Would you have a solution?

iit's ok actually I figured it out and I have updated the action file in the original post. 

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@Robin55 Sorry man , i had my "beauty sleep" :) I am not sure if i noticed it ,maybe i wasnt paying that much attention, anyway that is kinda complicated, u need to find where in script at which moment problem happens, remove it and record new one or just record new movement after the fact before it finishes. So be kind to share so i dont have to search as well?Thanks!

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@Undertherainbow  I figured I would have to do that, I found a way around it tho using  just a pinch of the"warp" tool instead, That fixed the problem up nicely. 

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That would make for a nice set alright @Klopjero, But just so you know I can tell from the Spine in that picture that you don't have the latest version of my action file that I uploaded yesterday. It corrects the alignment where the spine meets the front of the box. Just FYI.

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Thanks for the heads up... I did notice it. I'll be using your new action... It will be glorious!  

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I'll start scrounging up good box art first, most work will be going into the spines. After I get the spines done I'll record action that will place box art and spines in the right place. I'd like to automate this process as much as possible.

Maybe I can generate spines by taking a percentage of the back cover and have that content aware filled smoothed, place logo in center, scale it and rotate it counter clockwise... hmmmmm

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Do you have any experience with inserting existing images into an action? say I have a folder with clear logo's and I want to insert one onto my canvas, if I record that action, will it pickup the next one? or will it grab the same one ? is there a logic that I could make use of ? for instance find image that matches current file name..or something like that. @Robin55

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@Klopjero I assume you have a set of images that are for the Spine and a set of images that are for the front cover. I'm afraid the only way I know of to combine the two is to use a program called ImageMagick, as far as I know Photoshop can't do it. ImageMagick uses the command line however but I can give you some pointers but you might be better of doing each one individually to be honest if this is going to be a one off thing? There's not THAT many games.

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30 minutes ago, Robin55 said:

@Klopjero I assume you have a set of images that are for the Spine and a set of images that are for the front cover. I'm afraid the only way I know of to combine the two is to use a program called ImageMagick, as far as I know Photoshop can't do it. ImageMagick uses the command line however but I can give you some pointers but you might be better of doing each one individually to be honest if this is going to be a one off thing? There's not THAT many games.

+- 255 including the the might and magic games currently in beta.... it's enough to invest in automation. 

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@Klopjero well let me know if you would like help with imagemagick. I can give you one of my bat files and some instructions. I have to go out now for a while tho.

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Thanks for the offer, if I run into any problems I will let you know :) I want to get my hands dirty first. 

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another tweak on the template in the meantime, I know it's a bit off center...that will be fore tomorrow... but

better or worse ? 

day of the tentacle copy.png

day of the tentacle2 copy.png

monkey island1 copy.png

monkey island11 copy.png

samnmax copy.png

samnmax copy1.png

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I like both very much, however the "S" spine looks sexier than the whole horizontal logo one. Personal preference I guess.

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