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well they should have gone with the above because it isn't over the top and has a somewhat more professional look... also it would probably appeal to more players...

it also matches the original image more...

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Wait, am I missing something? The one Lexxbomb posted isn't the official art is it? At least, that's not what appears in my Steam. I certainly prefer the more exaggerated version Laser just posted to the one I'm familiar with — which is also cartoony, but like the characters' souls were sapped out of them or something.

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Of course, that's not your fault, it looked terrible to begin with (although putting Purcell's Guybrush face in there doesn't really help).

 

And I still don't understand why they used that version (which looks like they couldn't decide whether they want a "realistic", or a cartoony look for the characters), when they already had a cartoony version, which looked much more consistent:

 

I might be shot, but Lexxbomb's poster is, apart from needing a good cleanup, by far the best version I've seen, but a massive, huge, enormous chasm of a margin.

 

LeChuck has a beard. Not a lego beard kit. And Guybrush looks like Guybrush. I don't see this being a bad thing. This is the first time I've seen SE cover art that vaguely resembles anything I can take even halfway seriously.

 

It makes me want to play the game, not get my 4 year-old to play it for me. Love it, but none of these have anything on the original, and in my opinion, only art worthy of gracing MI2.

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I cant' take credit for the changes... all I did was blow the image I found up to poster through Gimp...

image I used came from

http://www.lucasforums.com/showpost.php?p=2715698&postcount=294

 

The reason I wanted a SE one was to go with my The Secret of Monkey Island SE... the original didn't matchup well colour wise...

heres a pic of the 2 new ones next to each other printed at 16x20 inch... excuse the reflections

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the best I can do is

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Poster

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Still, I don't understand why you upscale them this way... it makes really no sense, as the quality doesn't get any better by that. If you'd print just the original small image, it'll just look just the same. Also, the image is stretched horizontally (or squished vertically), so that can't be used anyway.

 

Sorry if I sound too bitchy here, I'd just like to keep a certain level of quality for the project ;)

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Still, I don't understand why you upscale them this way... it makes really no sense, as the quality doesn't get any better by that. If you'd print just the original small image, it'll just look just the same. Also, the image is stretched horizontally (or squished vertically), so that can't be used anyway.

 

I was about to say the same. The image is stretched and there is some macroblocks due to upscaling.

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well given it seems to be impossible to find good quality original images...the above was created from 3 source images...if you guys can find and do better then by all means...I only posted it as an example of what I can do...given people seemed to think I was the author of the LeChuck SE image.

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Lexxbomb I think the point is, those images would print just as well, if not better, without the upscaling. The original size image would be crisper. Not commenting on the quality of your work but upscaling kinda ruins it.

 

It's like when people take crappy mobile phone videos and resize them to 1080p, and then upload them to YouTube claiming it's an HD video. They should be shot!

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don't worry... im not taking it negatively...it really does depend on the software the printer uses to upscale images...the reason I scale images up was that at uni I was told that generally the upscaling algorithyms (sp?) used by printers were not as good as image edditing software - basicly for printing puropes it was actually better to print at images native resolution...ie less printing errors... maybe the Digital Media guy had it wrong... wouldn't be the first time...

 

thanks for the advice...

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I think it's actually Windows that upscales, but you are right in saying that some gains can be made from upscaling using specialised software. Photoshop's upscaling algorithm is generally considered excellent, and there're also additional parameters that can be used to produce a slightly sharper image (not much different to using an unsharp mask).

 

With that said, the quality is still going to be a far cry from the kind of masterpieces Laser has been putting together as his sources tend to be high quality and he does a lot of hands-on work to get them looking great. It's that hands-on work and restoration that has really made this thread special, particularly with pieces like the MI1 box art that had the the logo removed and the Grim Fandango mural that was previously only available creased on the inside of the CD insert.

 

I think if you've got no other option or the time to do a more thorough upscaling job it's acceptable to just do a basic upscale, but the results are going to be negligibly better than just letting your printer software/Windows handle it and most people can probably do that themselves.

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Although it's nice, I don't really see why they include all the links there as well... most of the download links don't work anymore anyway, and a link to Adventure-Treff.de would've been more sensible. So it appears more like a hastily put together cut-and-paste article.

 

But I appreciate the warm words, of course... ;)

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Hello, I am one of the artists who worked on the Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings game cover, we also did the Nintendo Power cover below it.

 

I just was browsing your forums and saw the artist listed as unkown....

 

 

you can list our illustration studio as the artist, PicturePlane Imaging.

 

our website is pictureplaneimaging.com

 

Thanks! Great website you got here!!!

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I nabbed my FOA poster in a bidding war on eBay back in the late 1990's, long before the 'Buy it now' option existed. It wound up costing me about $90+ shipping, plus a small fortune to have it custom framed. Anyway, here's my hard-won FOA one-sheet with a few other Atlantean treasures:

 

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