Alright since I'm making this a Z.O.E. only box, I've taken out everything from 2, I've also updated the box to have info and ratings on the back. I've also taken some inspiration for both the PAL and NTSC boxes for the screenshot borders, I think they came out looking cool.
Alright, so now I've moved Jehuty from the back over to the front, added a "metal" texture and faded almost everything to slightly blend into the case. I've also added a dolby logo to the back, and some new text to the front.
As always any comments and critiquing are appreciated.
I've yet to start on the back ground text yet, I'm just looking to see if the box is aesthetically pleasing for now.
I'll be looking for technical issues later, although if you see any please point them out.
Last edited by D_Nikolaos; 12-03-2011 at 06:36 PM.
Alright! I've finished putting the text onto the back, and for me it was pretty difficult, trying to make everything new but still keeping the same feel as the original. I also added a header to the back, it's the same one from the original case though. I've also updated the KONAMI logo to the current one, because I forgot that I was originally working off of the cases and images from 10 years ago... -_-
I'm also going to add a finished spine, an updated Z.O.E. Game Disc, an my "repackaged" soundtrack disc to the next update.
[WIP] MiniComp1 ZOE Collector's Tin - "Final Version" (Hopefully)
Originally Posted by AgentLampshade
It's looking good. I think you should make the text bigger though, it's barely readable.
Yeah, so far these have been re-sized versions for the forums, the actual size for this is now around 4500 X 2500.
I've been working on this since my last post and I think I've actually done it!
I'd like to know if you guys think it's ready to be entered into the competition, please if you find any flaws, point them out and tell me. I have to post the re-sized version only, as the full version is too big to post here.
Thanks for the comments and the critiquing on this box, it's helped a lot.
This pic is to show how I'm going to present the box as a whole.
The text is the same as before, no changes have been made.
I used both of Nerdysimmer's PS2 and PS3 Templates to help make the disc's.
And I also finished the spine; I kinda got lazy and used the same design as the official case for the spine.
---- If you'd like I could try to break the image apart and upload it in separate pieces in another post.
That way you could actually see the images clearly, just say the word and I'll get on it.
And this is the finished tin. [Deleted because of new post]
Hopefully that gives you a better look at what I've done, but to be honest I would love to post the full version here for you guys to see before I upload it to the main site.
(there isn't really much I can do about it's clarity, it seems that if I post an image past a certain point in size that the forums will automatically change the image format and re-size it even further.)
Last edited by D_Nikolaos; 12-04-2011 at 06:54 PM.
Reason: image details
[WIP] MiniComp1 ZOE Collector's Tin - Updates & Progress thus far
Alright first update, this is the first box that I've been able to actually perfect the faded reflection for the presentation, and I have to say that I feel dumb for not getting the hang of it sooner.
-Second update, I actually forgot to add the spine to the reflection, of course I remedied that ASAP, and afterward I added a similar texture to that of FFXII's spine (Texture of silver fading to black along the spine.).
-Third update, I've added a new logo to the reverse side of the case, it's a 10th Anniversary logo I made from scratch, but oddly enough I feel like I've seen it somewhere before.
Anyway I'd like to get your opinions on the progress of the box as a whole, as well as your comments on singular aspects that stand out to you.
Please, as always, comments and critique are greatly appreciated.
Btw, I've been wondering if I should place the contest logo into the frame, because I've seen it on a few other boxes on the site, but I'm not completely sure if that would be productive or not.
And to be completely honest I'm itching to actually post this onto the main site, but I'd like to make sure that everything is as finished as it can be before hand. I made a mistake last time with my Yume Nikki box, and didn't account for human error. This time I'd like to be as thorough as possible, and catch any mistakes early.
Again; thanks in advance for any and all help on this.
Last edited by D_Nikolaos; 12-05-2011 at 05:31 PM.
Reason: added personal question and comment
You sure have improved in a short amount of time. And youre a Boxartist+ now which means you can start your own threads for your WIPs.
Holy Woah! I didn't even notice! Awesome!
And again thanks for the compliment as well as the info!
Well, I guess if no one see's anything else wrong or off with the box, so I'm going to post it onto the main site.
The file size for my box is too BIG! T^T (DAMN IT ALL TO H3LL!)
Well, since I just found this out, I'll be trying to edit my PSD file by removing some of the extra layers that I didn't actually use in the final draft, and seeing if saving it as a PNG after that will help to reduce the image size at all. If anything I can also crop the bottom of the image to just below my name, it hopefully will help to reduce my image's size to at or below 7.5 MB.
I've been able to reduce it to 10MB from 12.8MB, but I'm still having issues making it smaller.Any suggestions from you guys? Seriously anything that could potentially help me out here would be awesome.
Alright! I'm at 9.57MB now, almost to the proper image size!
I've also updated the layout and reflections for the box and discs, they came out a lot clearer, and I also removed the horizon line that I had placed underneath the box.
Last edited by D_Nikolaos; 12-05-2011 at 05:27 PM.
Just save the image as a JPEG, it will lower the quality a little bit but not too much.
I actually did just that, and I was surprised, I didn't loose any image quality either.
I've actually already posted it onto the main site, and I'm very pleased with the way this box turned out as a whole, thanks to everyone for all of the help.
Last edited by D_Nikolaos; 12-06-2011 at 07:07 AM.