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Give us song suggestions, possible names for the project, ideas and we'll keep you posted!!!

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[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:57:30 PM 
Excellent Reply and I am very impressed! Basically, to put it in layman's terms, it was a long drawn out pain in the ass, LOL as most art production turns out to be! It was well worth your efforts! Congrats.
One day I'm going to have to pick your brain on PDF since, I'm not very well associated with it and it would improve my work skills to know more than what I do. Perhaps you know a text I could buy that would teach me more about that format? No great hurry, but it is something I need to learn more about.

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[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:48:47 PM 
You know, Spa, I wish I could give you a simple answer. The shot pictured was taken with a 7.1 mega Canon "point and shoot" but I also took shots with a Nikon I have at work where I took all the pictures. Sorry, no model number here as I am at home. As I lugged in all four guitars + drumsticks (not used), I took a LOT of shots. I do believe I used the Canon shots, though.

As for software, it is even more complicated. I did most on a Mac shelling out to Windows / Photoshop Elements. Finding that Elements didn't do what I wanted, I went to a full version of Photoshop. Lots of back and forth with Mac, though. Colors, for example, were easier in Mac than Windows but I run both on this machine so I am just dragging and dropping. Isolating the guitars (from the STAND sucked!) was just a grind and easier with Photoshop. Only had a PC version, thus the shelling out to Win from OSX. 

Final product was started with a limited then expanded to full version of Disc Cover for Mac. CD art and text, especially, as it was easier to wrap both to the physical needs of the CD jewel / round CD itself with diameter for the hole. Had to dump both from jpg to pdf on the fly, though, as I could only see defects with the "non-flattened" image once printed. CDs were printed from a jpg while all else was a pdf using windows. 60lb paper as I found photo paper would crack too much when folded.

There. The simple explanation. I'll save the more technical parts for the DVD. Rest assured that it included breaking out all JP + previous FD cover art, other CDs I liked, downloading the proper JP font pack and reading the excellent article on cover art over on KK's site!
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[spapad] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:12:45 PM 

What  digital camera and what program did you use Guid? I'd love to know, what software made such an excellent picture. 
Art + Geek, well lets just say, I'm a fan! LOL Seriously you did a beautiful job.

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[guidogodoy] Monday, June 29, 2009 7:07:17 PM 
Ah, thanks everyone. All inspired by the outstanding music!

When you release the "making of" DVD, I'll be ready. A teaser: those are all my actual guitars pictured and a "green screen" isn't necessarily green.
[Metallark] Monday, June 29, 2009 6:41:15 PM 
Just got my copy of the CD and Guido the artwork was fantastic as stated before.
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[DelivererofEvil] Sunday, June 28, 2009 6:31:36 AM 
Engage Cartman mode:

You will send me mah copy!

[hellrider 31038] Saturday, June 27, 2009 3:39:30 PM 
[spapad] Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:36:57 AM 
Norman Rockwell, The greatest salesman of the American Dream ever.
Here's my personal favorite.

Now, back to our regualrly scheduled Programming. The DF/MM/MP PROJECT
[guitardude] Saturday, June 27, 2009 10:48:28 AM 
Looking at Rockwell`s work, he captured the true essence of the American Spirit from his era, his work for the Boy Scout Association is astounding.
Now as for him being a pervert, never proven, just some of his work being over analyzed by someone who has nothing better to do with their time. Perhaps they should "air out" their own closet`s before they decide to go thru someone else`s !!

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[guidogodoy] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:23:10 PM 
Ah, he was a dirty old man...everyone knows it! HAAAA!
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[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:15:47 PM 
Norman Rockwell was a genius!! I used to have a calendar that had some of his best works.  

[guidogodoy] Friday, June 26, 2009 7:01:02 PM 
Don't hold your my artistry is being compared to Rockwell. Altogether now: "I always feel like, somebody's WAAATCHING me!"
[Metallark] Friday, June 26, 2009 6:40:01 PM 
I've heard so much on the artwork I can't wait to get my copy. I am sure it will live up to the billing.
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[guitardude] Friday, June 26, 2009 3:49:29 PM 
Nah, not quite, was referring to him winnig the Pulitzer Prize, I just didn`t elaborate enough, sorry! 
OK, how about changing that to Rockwell (as in Norman)

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Edited at: Friday, June 26, 2009 3:50:27 PM
[Dale T.] Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:45:55 PM 
Yeah this is Dale T......wondering if you guys were going to post any of the songs and some of the art work.
[jimmyjames] Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:29:37 PM 
Maybe you guys could do a version of Can't Stop Till You Get Enough as a tribute to the Weird One.
[guidogodoy] Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:08:09 PM 
Uh....Hemingway? The novelist who committed suicide? Thanks....I think? LOL!!!
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[guitardude] Thursday, June 25, 2009 4:59:50 PM 
OK , Here is part 2 of my review for tracks 8 thru 13.
The Rage.. The opening bass lines are so very crisp, felt like I was sitting in front of the bass amp. The vocals are spot on and the guitar tones vintage with an edge.

Delivering the Goods.. another of my personal favs, cranked it up in the car and rocked all the way home, the drivers next to me ,must have thought I was having a spasm attack!!!!

Metal Gods.. What can I say, MM your guitar work is extraordinary, that is not an easy song to pull off!!, But one question, why no cutlery bouncing at the end!!????

Never Satisfied.. killer guitar work and haunting vocal sound, quickly becoming a favorite.

Demonizer... Interesting without the drums, really strong on the vocals and the guitar work stands out even more, but that ok with no drums as the little band in my head fired up and filled in!

Forever Young... I dig this song, very early Iron Maiden type of riff , progressive yet it hits you in the chest. .. Sorry Freeze, I haven`t paid much attention to the vocals yet as the guitar work is distracting me!!.

Now the Artwork... Pure genius, Picaso or Hemingway, the influence is undeniable ( ok Guido?) The different era of guitars really  was a good idea for this tribute.
[Deep Freeze] Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:09:07 PM 
You know something? That is very kind of you, scorp! Much appreciated, man. Still, I feel so very blessed that an amatuer such as myself can honestly say that my music is heard in six or seven different countries!!!!! We have been on radio in South America, the UK AND Australia! We have friends and fans all over this world. I do not take that kind of recognition lightly! It is a true gift, given to us by the fine membership of this Board. That is just SO precious!

The second wave went out this morning! New countries, more fans. The train keeps a rollin'..........HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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