Custom PSX covers

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  1. Jeff Ashforth

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    Call me crazy, but I can't stand mixing jewel cases with DVD sized cases, so I've been making some custom covers for a little unity.

    What do you think?

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  2. Morgan Jolley

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    Those are nice. Keep 'em coming.
     
  3. Chad Ellinger

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    It's ironic that Playstation started off with DVD-size cases, only to move to jewel cases because of gamer complaints that the old cases were too big and clumsy.
     
  4. Allen_Appel

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    Those look great. What graphics program are you using? Walk us through your creative process.

    Myself, I put all my games into a big 3-ring binder.
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

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    Allen-

    A friend of mine does that with every type of disc he has except for a few. It's not good for the discs, though.
     
  6. Allen_Appel

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    Morgan, how so? I know (from personal experience) with some plastic sleeves the label can eventually stick. I use the kind with the fabric sleeves. I'd hate to have to go back to the boxes, since I've managed to reduce an entire rack of games into a single book.
     
  7. Morgan Jolley

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    Jewel cases and DVD cases are designed to hold the disc so that no part of where it is going to be read from touches anything because it can result in scratches. The risk of scratching the disc, bending it, breaking it, subjecting it to pressure, or it warping from being on it's side is raised by putting it in a case such as the one you have.
     
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    Well, Morgan, you've never seen me trying to get a CD or DVD out of its case. Bending, breaking and pressure are all part of the deal.
     
  9. Morgan Jolley

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    If you can't get the discs out of their cases properly, then it's best to put them in empty jewel cases or different DVD cases instead of putting them in a big binder.
     
  10. Jeff Ashforth

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    I used photoshop, along with coverscans from CDCOVERS.CC, and some screen shots from the official sites of each game.

    The Metal Gear cover is sized to fit a double alpha, and the others are singles. I use the templates from Matt DeVillier's site DVDCOVERART.COM.
     
  11. Dave Bennett

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    Actually, if I recall correctly, weren't the original PSX cases bigger than DVD cases? I know for a fact they were thicker and I think they may have been taller. Then of course there was the original Resident Evil case which wasn't a jewel case but wasn't one of the big plastic ones(like the one ridge racer came in) but was some weird size and had cardboard and plastic making up the case. Very bizarre indeed.
     
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    Those look pretty good there. If you can get some custom instrucation books (not that matters) or some covers of rpgs (Breath of Fire, Final Fantasy), then I would be happy.
     
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