Friday, January 11, 2008

The make-your-album meme

Jed of Freedom Sight tagged me for this one, which I must admit kind of surprised me, like not being chosen last for touch football during junior high P.E.

To be honest, this one is my second attempt, because I neglected to save the links for the sources of the first one. But I'll post it below too, what the hey. This is actually kind of fun. So the official one is...

The name of the group is from the Battle of Dalrigh. The album title is from this quote by Og Mandino. The original photo is here.

I'm not a photoshopper wiz, but what I did was...First, the photo was already cropped roughly at the right ratio for an album cover, so I didn't crop it. Oh yeah, I use GIMP. I tweaked up a GFlare superimposed on the light that was already in the photo, then I motion blurred the whole thing just a little because I thought it looked better that way. The "cool metal" extension created the 3-D appearing band name and a basic text circle made the album name.

I never tag anyone, but if you want to play, here are the rules.

Go to
- The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
- The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
- The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result.

So like I said, here is my first attempt which I failed to save the links for. Also I didn't think to crop it correctly before I started on it.

If you decide to play along, leave a comment and I'll add your link to this post.

UPDATE: Fighting for Liberty has one.


  1. Good job. I like 'em both.

    I need to get some decent fonts for using with Gimp. Might be my memory is bad, but it seems like Ubuntu comes with fewer cool ones than Fedora.

  2. I have a lot of fonts that I just downloaded from here and there. I usually search for fonts that are "macabre" or "goth," or sometimes "spooky."

  3. Ooooh, fun. Tossed mine up. "Unbundled Network Element" - there is no cooler band name.