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Dec 30 16 6:23 PM
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Macabra wrote:faust33 wrote:Thanks Macabra. Yea, I'm hoping the image will actually look better once printed. The artifacts in the paper and ink methods, produce texture that was an important part of the process. Probably at first it was a negative, but artists ended up learning how to use that to their advantage. If the printed image ended up looking just like the 'new picture', I'd just opt for a digital copy and skip the book. From the other images, it doesn't look like they went overboard with gradient shading, so that's a major plus. I have a feeling the images will be a little smoother overall, but I can certainly live with that.
I took another look and I have to tell you the more I look at it the more I realize you are right, LOL they really did a bad job there, a back round
should not stand out so much, is and I really don't think it will change in print, I was playing with the image on my iPadpro and even at a smaller size
it is extremely visible, basically it looks too perfect/digital, a sharp contrast against the rest of the cover, DC should have rejected that cover and send
it back to be corrected.
For fun I gave a 1 minute retouch to that low dpi screen shot to add a bit of texture and it could be done better by a professional
on the real HD image, anyway I think you guys can get the idea... it did not have to look that sterile.
Mine is on the left.
faust33 wrote:Thanks Macabra. Yea, I'm hoping the image will actually look better once printed. The artifacts in the paper and ink methods, produce texture that was an important part of the process. Probably at first it was a negative, but artists ended up learning how to use that to their advantage. If the printed image ended up looking just like the 'new picture', I'd just opt for a digital copy and skip the book. From the other images, it doesn't look like they went overboard with gradient shading, so that's a major plus. I have a feeling the images will be a little smoother overall, but I can certainly live with that.
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Dec 31 16 10:58 AM
faust33 wrote:I'm not a professional artist, but I've used Photoshop quite a bit and know quick and dirty when I see it. They are likely batch processing all the files at once, not that I can totally blame them. However I think that cover and a couple of the others could have been made better without a lot of work.
I did go back and play with the levels, contrast, and brightness, just to see what would happen if I tried to take the comics.org image and turn it into something closer to the new image. In the process I noticed that Batman, Flash, and Green Lantern's faces are actually about the same color when the brightness is raised, so I guess it probably wasn't a botched color job. Too much brightness overall though, maybe?
These covers are completely recolored, that cannot be done with batch processing, for example look at the actual cover below and see the red shadow/highlights on the faces, those are missing in the new recolored pink version, and the texture dots on Batman costume and again the faces, and of course those pesky gradients effects you pointed out earlier. And I totally agree these covers were most likely done in a rush, DC must have a shoe string budget for these projects, sales are not exactly stellar, but I am sure we can also all agree, we are really lucky DC is doing this and at fast speed to get as much as possible out in print.
I still have the book on preorder from TOW and willing to give it a chance. The pics that Dynomutt posted of the Batman Brave and the Bold book looked really good, so that alleviated some of my concerns regarding this book. I think most of us are just glad to see the beginnings of a consecutive reprint of JLA comics that are overdue!I am sure you will be happy, if you are as big of a fan of SA-BA JLA as I am, the content is pretty good and (for the obvious reasons) colors are much more on the spot in the story pages then on the covers.
Dec 31 16 11:10 PM
VisualFiction wrote:Just out of curiosity - you say you're willing to give the book a chance...do you already have the original floppies?
Or are you saying you might've considered never seeing these issues at all because of something like that background?
Which of course is your prerogative, but the only way I could even dream of passing on the book because of that background is if I had the mags themselves.
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evilskippy wrote:After getting two books from Amazon.com with corner dings and bends (and this happens just about every order) I've just about given up on them as a source of books. So my enthusiasm for the price drop on this book is offset by the knowledge it will be f#@%#d over in some way.
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King Nine to Firefly wrote:Amazon has raised the prices on the DC Omnibus'.
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