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Unwritten Rules Revealed
We have a pretty good rule set for every image type already, but sometimes they just don’t cover every possible scenario.Hopefully this will clear up a few things. First and foremost the site mo...
Remove wrinkles, kinks and paper texture from scanned cover art
Have you ever scanned a cover that was in poor condition? When I scan old 45rpm record picture sleeves they tend to look like editing nightmares. I’ve actually spent loads of time touching up sleeve...
Image Cleaning and Prep
Description: Image cleaning is a subject that covers many tools and techniques. This page will show some possibilities of what can be achieved, and the tools used to get there. All images here were pu...
Checking Image Edges
Description: Quick tutorial on how to check image edges before submitting to the site. Checking the edges of your images is both quick and easy and should be done on every single submission. The trick...
Scanning cover art – better source images for better covers
Are you struggling to fix scans you found on the net? Why bother touching up source images of questionable quality when you could easily create better ones? As a music or movie enthusiast you probably...
Templates for Images
Description: Here are the templates to create images for the site. They have several layers with different colored backgrounds (the same we use to inspect images in the pending queues) They also have ...
Identify a Font
Description: This tutorial will cover a few ways to identify and track down a font. This is essential if you want to create logos from scratch. Especially when there is no high quality source availabl...
How to Search for Images
Description: This tutorial will cover some searching techniques for finding high quality artwork to use for fanart sources. By far the most common way to search for an image is to use Google, but ther...
How to Calibrate your Monitor
Description: If you plan on contributing to the site, it is imperative that your monitor is calibrated so you will be able to distinguish between subtle differences in colors and levels. This will no...
Why Your Artwork May Be Denied
Description: This is more a reference page than a tutorial for explaining the most common reasons we deny artwork on the site. The image examples should help you identify the problem you may be having...
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