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Hint for those of us (like me, heh) who hate fussing around with layers to make them line up just so:

Before you do ANYTHING, record the pixel widths of both your front and side images.

Open up your front image and adjust the canvas size like BuzzKill tells you to (remember to anchor center right, secondary color transparent, uncheck "maintain aspect ratio") but instead of just doubling the width, add the number of pixels in the side image's width to the number of pixels in the front image's width and input that.

For example, say your front image is 500x1000 and your side image is 250x1000. Instead of just doubling the width on the first canvas resize to 1000x1000, make it 750x1000 instead. (500 + 250 = 750)

Now paste into a new layer your side image. You should find that it is perfectly aligned with your front image, no fussing necessary!

Ctrl+Shift+R (resize canvas size again) this time doubling your original canvas size. (eg., If your original front image was 500x1000, now make it 1000x1000.)

Follow BuzzKill's tutorial from where s/he says "Time to give it perspective" (using the rotate/zoom function).

dawnbox.png

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It's cool, but what is the best way to anti-alias it? I used outline object, but that takes a lot of fiddling and give rounded edges. Keep in mind that any antialiasing will need to avoid changing alpha values because that stuffs the reflection up. (It won't show any of the reflection there, no matter how high your 'ignore pixel' value is).

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Here's my try:

FIFA07box.png

As you can see I got the cover and copy and pasted it but I turned it into a software box with a reflection.

Mind you, the reflection took a bit of time to work out as I'm quite new to all of this

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wow, this is a great Tut

But Can you tell me how to do the reflection??!!

search button "you will use the term wet floor reflection. " it is by Madjik.

ciao

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Thanks topic and you oma

I enjoyed this, its one of the best Tuts

lol I just did what you've done in the Tut.

here is my work:-

Paint.jpg

Paint.net

a program

that took my

heart

*I WANT IT BAAAAAAAACK!!!!*

Nice, but IMO would look much better without all the "blurry" effects you added to the box and fonts. :|

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Nice, but IMO would look much better without all the "blurry" effects you added to the box and fonts. :|

well I did it in purpose, because I wanted to make it as unfocused background, and the text is what we are reading or focusing at, thank you anyways

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wow, this is a great Tut

But Can you tell me how to do the reflection??!!

search button "you will use the term wet floor reflection. " it is by Madjik.

ciao

no there's two

"reflection"

"wet floor reflection"

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I decided to use S3D and use random fan art and ingame pictures for the front and back.

tell me what you think. (this isn't the official game box)

HitmanContracts_Box.gif

And lord of the Rings BFME II (not official box)

LOTR_Box.gif

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