Video Game Cover or DVD Cover Assignment

Your assignment is to either create an original video game cover or original DVD cover that will be printed and inserted into a plastic cover. You can go online, using Google Image search, to find examples of good video game cover or DVD movie covers.

Use the following .JPG as the template for the size of your video game cover (standard DVD size) or movie cover.

https://pmssict2016.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/dvd-normal-case.jpg

Width: 273 mm or 10.75 inch
Height: 183 mm or 7.2 inch

If you plan on creating a portable game cover, like for Nintendo DS or PS Vita, then you have to look up the size online to get the exact dimensions.

Below are the requirements for the video game cover:

• Title – Must create an original name for your game, cannot be one
that has already been created. You can create a combination of games, or a spoof of a game that has already been created.
• Front Cover Images – You must have at least 3 images on the front cover. There must be a main image that reflects what the game is about and covers most of the front cover. Include at least 2 more images that could be icons or logos such as PS4 or game rating or blueray disk or dual shock. Remember to use hi-res pictures, only 300dpi or better.
• The spine of your video game cover must have the title ,
• Back Cover Images – You must have at least 5 images on the back cover. Try to include screenshots (downloaded from other games), and the other images could be  icons or logos. Remember to use hi-res pictures, only 300dpi or better.
• One of the images above should be vector-drawn by you. So you could trace one of the logos and then include that as one of the images. Or draw something completely unique to include that in either the front, spine, or back cover.
• Video game synopsis (summary) of about 50-70 words that tells what your game is about (spelling and syntax count!)
• Logos/symbols Production Company  “ERSB” rating,
• A realistic barcode
• Small Print… “All rights reserved” and other copyright info, company address – see real game covers for examples.

Below are the requirements for the DVD movie cover:

• Title – Must create an original name for your movie, cannot be one
that has already been created. You can create a combination of movies, or a spoof of a game that has already been created.
• Front Cover Images – You must have at least 3 images on the front cover. There must be a main image that reflects what the movie is about and covers most of the front cover. Include at least 2 more images that could be icons or logos such as DVD or blueray disk. Remember to use hi-res pictures, only 300dpi or better.
• The spine of your DVD movie cover must have the title
• Back Cover Images – You must have at least 5 images on the back cover. Try to include screenshots, and the other images could be icons or logos. Remember to use hi-res pictures, only 300dpi or better.
• One of the images above should be vector-drawn by you. So you could trace one of the logos and then include that as one of the images. Or draw something completely unique to include that in either the front, spine, or back cover.
• DVD movie synopsis (summary) of about 50-70 words that tells what your game is about (spelling and syntax count!)
• Logos/symbols Production Company  “PG-13” rating,
• A realistic barcode
• Small Print… “All rights reserved” and other copyright info, company address – see real DVD covers for examples.

This assignment is due on Tue Nov 29. Which gives you 5 classes including today’s class to work on the assignment. You will submit the assignment to the server, and I will print it for you. You can bring your own blank video game cover or DVD movie cover to use.

Creating Vector Images and Text

Today we will go over how to create vector images through a tracing technique. Then we will add some text and go over some of the filters available to you.

Please download the following image:

https://pmssict2016.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/whale-5.jpg
When done, please submit to the dropbox as usual. Next class, you will be getting the requirements for your final project in Photoshop.

PS Assignment, Celebrity Portraits

This assignment is due end of class Tue Nov 8.

Your assignment is to create 2 “celebrity portraits”. So you have to take a famous person’s face and put it on top of another person’s body, like the Liv Tyler-Renoir tutorial that we did on Thu. You can use the site below for some inspiration:

http://www.designcrowd.com/community/

Requirements:

  • 2 separate celebrity portraits
  • images must be no less than 600×800 at 300dpi
  • all your layers must be labeled
  • all pictures must be school appropriate

When done, please put all of your files in 1 folder and submit them to the dropbox on the server.