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Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:27 pm
by Elledan
*presents a white cardboard box with stenciled on the front 'ReactOS 0.3.7'*

Hey, it's flashy and modern (minimalistic) ;)

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:44 pm
by kevinski
Hahahaha...honestly, a minimalistic approach would probably look a bit better than the current covers. There's just something about the ReactOS logo that I dislike, I suppose. It's a bit too complex (in terms of the gradations and whatnot) for a logo, and it isn't particularly packed to the gills with excitement. I kinda wish that there was a more simplified take on the logo, kinda like what's happened to the Windows logo over the years. How long has the ReactOS logo been the way it is now?

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:33 pm
by be59
Hehe, a new cd cover.
Ok, the current cover is not actuell. Now, we have not the version 0.3.1, we have the version 0.3.7.
The stability is better, the system is more compatible than the old version.
I am not a designer, I am a coder. Ok, a very bad one. :mrgreen:
Somebody else should create a new cover. But what is with the old designer? Does he/she croak?

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:02 am
by Yazou
Hi, i tried a changed ReactOS cover based in the original version of course. I did it with Inkscape. I took some svg files from Wikipedia.
I just changed it in few hours, so there are still some issues like the "Compact Disc Bootable" logo (i didn't found it on Wikipedia), the 0.3.7 changelog...

So here are they :
SVG version : http://www.mediafire.com/?toamykmnlyt
PNG version : http://www.mediafire.com/?cdztgjjhcdm

Hope you like it and sorry for my bad english.

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:55 am
by vicmarcal
Seems really nice Yazou ;)

Uhmm can u make also a new version of this image?
http://www.reactos.org/media/pictures/2 ... medium.jpg

Keeping the idea(as a cd-rom case) but updating 0.3.1 to 0.3.7...that will be so nice..and useful.

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:43 am
by Yazou
I've just tried this it based on this template : DVD Game Template by ~b0bd0gz on dA
PNG version : http://www.mediafire.com/?v1z2nenmmtl
XCF version : http://www.mediafire.com/?ont0znnzny2

It's not really perfect but it seems to be the best i could.
This seems to be really nice to do too : a booklet and CD cover (like on this template : DVD Case+Art - PSD file by manicho on dA)

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:05 pm
by Blackcrack
Yazou wrote:I've just tried this it based on this template : DVD Game Template by ~b0bd0gz on dA
PNG version : http://www.mediafire.com/?v1z2nenmmtl
XCF version : http://www.mediafire.com/?ont0znnzny2

It's not really perfect but it seems to be the best i could.
This seems to be really nice to do too : a booklet and CD cover (like on this template : DVD Case+Art - PSD file by manicho on dA)

a lil' more playing with atomic and a knowing flagg, but, scold be a lil' other flag be,
you know, copyright..... but why not a lil' bit more play around atomic like the DVD-Case-Art-PSD-file
at last link.. but outside... play around like halflive make more covers and let see what have
you make with fun :D .. and i think, it's a must be to have a litle fun by making some covers,
also, let see you can :mrgreen:

best regards
Blacky

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Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:54 pm
by Elledan
Looks very nice, Yazou :)

I propose we make Yazou the new cover-designer :D

*tries to make some web admin put this cover on the site*

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:47 pm
by Blackcrack
Hy Elledan

take him in you Media Group if he whant :D
he have a good hand on it, but the actual
cover need a little more .... pepper... it's so ...
imho... ..trist ? if it's the right word..? dont now..

best regards
Blacky

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:43 pm
by LMH1
Yazou wrote:I've just tried this it based on this template : DVD Game Template by ~b0bd0gz on dA
PNG version : http://www.mediafire.com/?v1z2nenmmtl
XCF version : http://www.mediafire.com/?ont0znnzny2

It's not really perfect but it seems to be the best i could.
This seems to be really nice to do too : a booklet and CD cover (like on this template : DVD Case+Art - PSD file by manicho on dA)
Nice, but why dont have a list of support language? On dvd cover?

E.g

Language:
Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Gree, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedis, Ukrainian,Vietnamese

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:41 am
by kevinski
I'd mentioned simplifying the ReactOS logo previously. Here's what I had in mind. Since I don't feel like figuring out how to use Inkscape or anything like that right now, I did a really quick, really crappy-looking mockup of my proposed logo in Paint.NET. Here it is:

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Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:53 am
by Elledan
Reminds me of the Korean flag, somehow :)

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:28 pm
by vicmarcal
It´s a little bit "sad"...too much simplified...

I think actual ReactOS logo(the one with the"ReactOS" name overlaying the Atom) it´s too much overelaborate: Gradients+4 lines+all the "ReactOS" word overlaying it.That causes eye fatigue.Look it for 10 seconds,i´m sure your eyes have running away to a clean space(Have u noticed it?)

I propose two options(they arent mutually exclusive):

1)Just the Atom(as now) with the 4 lines, but without ReactOS word overlaying:Like Windows Flag. Just the Icon should be enough.
(In that way u can improve gradients,lines making them indeed looking better)

2)Just ReactOS word, changing its"O" to "3D" filling with a simplier Gradient than actual and with that 4 lines crossing:So mixing Icon and Word.

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:34 pm
by SdC
Thinking about it, a single atom does not represent a Reaction at all. Either a nuclear plant's cooling tower or a mushroom cloud would be more suitable.

Re: New reactos cd cover

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:51 pm
by vicmarcal
Well...a 4-Rectangle-colour Flag doesnt represent Windows. So we dont need more than an Atom to represent React-ion ;)

Comparing our Icon fits much better with the OS than Windows Flag...