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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots box art cover
By avatar TrevOwnz 41 on September 30th, 2009

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Credit to Sens. I made a essence box because I was inspired by all the other essence boxes out there that are so original and creative. I think essence has brought out some of the best in a lot of artist on this site and I hope it has brought out a little more creativeness in me too. Hoe you guys like it.

Please view printable. The images are made up of words and you can see the full quality in my printable version.

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sd1833 47 [ 1 decade ago ]

That looks pretty freaking amazing.

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jevangod 50 [ 1 decade ago ]

Not bad. Im just not a big fan of the logo repeating that many times.

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#4, Did you even look at the printable? It's not the logo and Apollo I see what you mean but I feel like the official didn't capture the essence either, so I wanted to try something completely different from other MGS boxes. I tried to keep the art all MGSish but with a bit of a different twist. Thanks for the comments and favs.

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Awesomely creative Trev. I haven't seen a good macro style design in quite awhile. This is really refreshing, and extremely cool.

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jesse777 35 [ 1 decade ago ]

It looks pretty good, I love the typography design

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Spiner_ 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Best essence on the site, congrats!

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jevangod 50 [ 1 decade ago ]

#5, Ok. Thats fine. I just dont like it. Im sure im not the only one that feels the same. Probably over a hundred people see the box and dont fav. I can see you put alot of effort into it. Hours and all. Its just im not diggin it. Ok?

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

WHAT

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#9, I was just asking if you even looked at the printable because the back image is made up of words. Old Snake is made up of the words Old Snake and same with Liquid Ocelot. I just wanted you to see the full design not just the first take you had on it. Everyone has opinions, I wasn't trying to sound mean I'm just not good with words.

Thanks everyone for comments and favs =]

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jevangod 50 [ 1 decade ago ]

#11, Ok. Yea I looked at the printable it actually does look a bit better.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Back to essence boxes...*sight*
As for the box, it's a very neat and creative idea.

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dpmm07 15 [ 1 decade ago ]

Pretty damn creative.

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Mariolee 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

I thought it looked stupid from far away on the homepage, but I decided to click on it since Trev made it and I'm blown away. If I faved, I'd fave this thing so fast I'd break my keyboard.

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qwerty334 44 [ 1 decade ago ]

#13, LOL... "sight"--Is that how you sigh? Curious...

Anyway, I agree with the others. This is UBER creative; definitely one of the better essence boxes. Nice one, Trevor!

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#16, I wondered if he meant sigh or not and thank you for your nice comment and to all the others who commented and faved =]

I went to Staples and printed all my 300dpi boxes out. They look really cool in cases. I would like to buy some empty cases but they are so costly on ebay.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I'm glad you mentioned that, Trev. I've been contemplating using Staples (Or a Kinko's) to print out some boxes. At 300dpi, would you say it was maximum professional quality? Can you look at it and tell that it isn't printed officially? I want to print some, but not unless they're of perfect quality (No grainy look to it, no bleeding, no pixels, glossy paper, final destination.)

This box is really impressive. I commend you on it, but how did you go about doing it? Did you copy/paste the text in photoshop and actually assemble the image yourself, or did you use some kind of application that will turn text into an image?

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LooseJuice 28 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is awesomely creative, great job. A little bit too much white, I would've like to have seen it broken up a bit more but overall really sweet box.

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#18, They look official as long as you have good colors. Black with red font will obviously look like crap but white with black font looks spot on. I brought in a game cover and showed them what the paper was like and they used "brochure" paper.

I printed my MGS4 boxart out and you can literally see every single letter just like when you view the printable. I will honestly go to Staples and have them print all my boxes that are 300dpi. Another cool thing is you can email your closest Staples and they will print your design and you can just swing by and pick it up and not have to wait in line because it took me around 15mins for a couple prints. It cost 1.09 a print for me.

If you want I can take a picture of it and upload it.

To explain how I did this is kind of complicated but I will try my best. If you type a word and change it to rasterize layer, you can select it and save it as a brush. Go into brush settings and when you brush the MGS4 it will do different sizes and do multiple MGS4's as you brush around the page. If that doesn't make sense just say so.

Then you fill the page with MGS4 words and you make a layer mask with the image "snakes face" but with a solid white background and then you invert it so the background is black and his face is white so that the background deletes all the outside words and the white face keeps the words, so his face is made up of the MGS4 words... gosh I hope that made some sense.

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Dustgunner 33 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is absolutely sick - i love the back the most, the red and white and black is so perfectly MGS but yet fresh - I love it.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#20, It made absolute sense. Brillaint use of Photoshop. Stuff like that is what I like to see, you know? Copy/paste, repeat just gets kind of old.

Thanks for the feedback on Staples. I might go with them since you're so satisfied. I'd love to see a high resolution photograph of the result. Not to imply that you don't know what you're doing, but just in case: Make sure the area is extremely well-lit. Use the appropriate setting (The flower is for close-up images of objects) and set the camera up on a make-shift tripod if you don't have one to stop blur. Don't use flash, and if it comes out orange or tan, just use photoshop to apply some light blue to the photograph to neutralize it and get a proper color. (I love product photography.)

Great job, man. I'm glad I favorited it.

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#22, I will buy a good camera and get right on it! lol jk. I can take a picture and use the macro setting but I'm not sure how great it will come out. I will do it now and see.

Edit: Ok here is a couple pictures. Note that I have a crappppy camera and that the only clear part of my pictures is the middle. So look how clean the font is even though its soooo small.
Bottom font is literally 1 cm tall.
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Full cover is blurry but I still think it helps to show how well it printed when you look at the first link and you can see how the font is clear compared to this picture.
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vividamage123 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

A) how the hell did you do that... That is amazing!
B) I personally would have liked it better if you didnt add the main logo.

Great job man!

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#21, OMG YOU'RE ALIVE
#24, OMG YOU ARE TOO

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

#25, lol Dust is a buddy of mine and we chat often. He always seems like he enjoys seeing my work and every now and then will leave me a comment =]

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slimd1995 27 [ 1 decade ago ]

How is this not in masterworks already?

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Would anyone like to see me put this on the PS3 template?

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XCore 42 [ 9 years ago ]

Where's my credit?

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MrTEZUKAFOREVER 1 [ 9 years ago ]

epic fave

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 9 years ago ]

#29, Credit for?

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HollowSkull 1 [ 9 years ago ]

Wow. It's kinda confusing and messy from first sight but, concentrate and its badA@@

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pressure6666 30 [ 8 years ago ]

very original, love it ; )

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