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PostPosted: February 20, 2005 12:27 AM 

Im trying to find decent quality scanned covers of the jewel boxes that hold the individual dvd's in the box set. (white cover wit individual character on it). Anyone know where i can get these?

Jimmy


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PostPosted: February 20, 2005 11:55 AM 

I've looked for those, and any other photos. But one can only find small, low resolution JPEGS if one is even lucky enough to stumble upon those.

The DVD packaging photos were screened for printing, thus will never be of high quality for scanning and re-printing. If you look with a magnifying glass, you'll see overlapping cyan, magenta, yellow, and black dots grouped together (four color processing) to create the thousands of printable hues which make up the photo. Unfortunately, a scanner will pick these dots up, then duplicate them once again when printed, making a real mess. There are some advanced scanning and Photoshop techniques (as well as software) for dealing with this, but they're no substitute for original photos.

Jimmy's been wanting to start a Seinfeld photo web site (free downloadable photos, screensavers, etc.), but have completely given up that idea... at least for now, anyway. Try eBay for some glossy promo photos (but are often riddled with signatures).

If you're planning on printing scans with an ink jet printer, try this novice approach:

Scan the DVD inserts at 200% at 1200 dpi. Then in Photoshop, decrease the size back down to 100% at a resolution of 300dpi. The dots will significantly "squash" together forming more processed looking pixels. Use a (very, very slight) blur, then a (very, very slight) sharpening. With some practice, an ink jet printer may give you the "decent quality" printout you're seeking (at no bigger than 100% size, of course).


Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 7, 2005 11:55 PM 

www.cdcovers.cc has absolutely everything for dvd covers in hi-res. Everything including the inside of the episode cases.

fuck head
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 10, 2005 10:30 PM 

why u need em so u can rip off jerry?

Jimmy


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PostPosted: April 16, 2005 7:14 PM 

The Seinfeld scans on cdcovers.com are scanned at a horrible low resolution, then saved to 300 dpi afterward (a common amateur attempt) which does nothing for quality, but only increases file size. It's like copying an old, scratchy recording onto a digital tape. Nothing improves.

Diggity Dog
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 24, 2005 11:38 PM 

if you place the source material on the scanner bed at an angle anywhere between 5 and 30 degrees, you will avoid the moire pattern. you might have to fiddle with it, but you'll eventually get a clean scan. scan at a high resolution (300+ DPI) and if you still get some moire, use the despeckle and other filters in P-Shop to clean it up.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 7:08 AM 

Can't avoid dot pattern at any angle... it's printed. 300dpi leaves nowhere to go, leaving one stuck with the cmyk dot pattern.

Pro Graphic Designer
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 9:47 AM 

i'm telling you, if you scan the printed source material at an angle you won't get the moire pattern. it's an old trick i learned from my first Art Director way back when.

i guess you can choose to believe or not, but i wouldn't be offering advice that i just fabricated out of thin air.

Jimmy is sure blockheaded. whatever.

Gendison
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 1:51 PM 

Well, considering you changed your name to "Pro Graphic designer", a story like that's GOT to be true.

(probably because it's load of sh-)

cousin jeffrey
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 3:00 PM 

What'd you say?

Gendison
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 4:17 PM 

Nuttin'...I didn't say anything.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 4:59 PM 

Never said you wouldn't get the moire pattern, Jimmy said "dot pattern." There's a difference. The moire pattern is created by the scanning process... the dot pattern exists on the printed item being scanned. When you've been doing this for 20+ plus years, like Jimmy has, come talk to Jimmy, you hack.

If you start out at 300dpi, (as all amatuers do, you'll end up with the CMYK dot pattern in the end... unless you want to bump down to 72 to get rid of it, then you can print garbage.

You're the sort of embicile that Jimmy's been dealing with his whole career. Learn the ropes or get out of the biz. Us REAL pros are tired of fixing your bullshit.

Gendison
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 5:14 PM 

Well.......Case closed!

cousin jeffrey
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 5:29 PM 

I was beginning to think Jimmy had no direction in life. But i think it's clear he's found his true calling -- printing.

Gendison
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 5:33 PM 

I think "Pro Graphic Bullshitter" has no erection in life.

Bookman
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 5:47 PM 

He's a bootlegger, a felon, a thief, a bunko artist.

Gendison
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 6:08 PM 

He's the worst...AND the worst.

Pro Graphic Designer
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 10:23 PM 

Jimmy you're a complete buffoon. there's no difference between moire pattern and, as you refer to it, the "dot pattern." what do you think a moire pattern is?

you're a dumb ass!

NEXT!

and it's imbecile, not embicile einstein.

Rolling Eyes

cousin jeffrey
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PostPosted: May 25, 2005 10:47 PM 

Although Einstein is considered modern history's greatest thinker, his greatest blunder was his refusal to admit to an expanding universe. Though the idea of an expanding universe was staring right at him through his calculations, Einstein just couldn't come to accept any universe that wasn't steady state. Therefore, without any justifiable reason, Albert introduced a "cosmological constant" into his equations to compensate for what seemed to be an expanding universe, something that he thought was not possible. It wasn't until Edwin Hubble used the Doppler effect to prove that the universe was in fact expanding.

The Doppler effect states that a source of light is moving away from an observer, this will cause the wave to increase it's wave length, thus decreasing it's frequency. This corresponds to the colour red, which is at the high end of the spectrum. Hubble noticed what is called a red-shift, which in basic terms means that the optical spectrum was leaning towards the red side when he observed the stars. From this, Hubble hypothesized that if everything is moving away from everyother thing, then the Universe must be expanding, which led to the Big Bang theory.

Although some believe that the expansion of the Universe is due to the Compton effect (no not the ghetto city in California), Hubble will always be credited with this discovery.

What's the point here? Even Einstein made mistakes!

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 26, 2005 12:30 AM 

The "CMYK dot pattern" (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black dots) are the dots created by the INK from the PRESS when the image was printed. They are always going to be there regardless of the angle you scan at. Why? Because they're PRINTED ON IT!!!!!! They overlap each other on the offset print (look with a magnifying glass, you idiot).

The "moire pattern" is a totally different pattern caused by SCANNING THOSE DOTS. While you can reduce the moire with the scanning trick as you mentioned, it WON"T eliminate or even reduce the DOT pattern. You have to scan LARGE and HIGH, then reduce down (300 at 100%). That will cause the CMYK dot pattern to blend together.

Jimmy's not going to tutor you anymore. Keep doing your nasty-ass work, moron. But quit giving incorrect advice to someone who's looking for quality, because you haven't a clue what you're talking about. And you are CERTAINLY no pro when you can't even comprehend basic printing issues. So F**K off junior!

Jimmy Blows Goats
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: July 14, 2005 2:02 PM 

Jimmy doesn't know what he is talking about, as usual.


--Please, don't say anything dumb around here. If you arre going to post something useless, don't post it at all.--

Veg

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