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VitalBodies
April 4th, 2009, 01:09 AM
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I created a template for GIMP for making a Ubuntu CD/DVD cover and wondered if others might want to use it.

Free Cover Template (http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/tech-web/tech/111-open-source-cddvd-cover-for-open-source-projects.html)

There is a link to the Ubuntu font, a down-load-able cover in GIMPs native format and a link to a blog post I did on getting LightScribe to work.

The GIMP template is in layers so you can easily change it to suit your needs. For example my favorite one has a moon background but that can be changed.


http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/images/uploads/Screenshot_LaCie%20LightScribe%20Labeler.png

If you use the template, or customize the template, post an image or link on this thread - would be fun for me and others to see....

Here is mine:


http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/images/uploads/ubuntu_disk.jpg

Note that this image does not look as nice or as interesting as the disk does when held in the hand as light plays upon the disk when your holding it and moving it.

hikaricore
April 4th, 2009, 06:45 AM
I really wish lightscribe worked better. I always have to run mine through twice to get the desired colouration.

Nice template tho. ^_^

VitalBodies
April 4th, 2009, 06:50 AM
The disk in the image was burned twice also.
It also took me quite a bit of thought and tweaking to create something that works well in gray scale. In addition, if one wants light and dark lettering one might need to tweak with the background to get both to show up. The full moon worked out well for that in the template.

Thanks for you comments on the template. If you make something fun be sure to post it.

VitalBodies
April 13th, 2009, 11:24 PM
On the VitalBodies.com BLOG (http://www.vitalbodies.com/blog/2009/04/13/ubuntu-jaunty-jackalope-cd-dvd-lightscribe-covers/) I announced that Ubuntu 9.04 is about to be released and that to celebrate the OPEN SOURCE (http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/open-source/open-source-cddvd-cover.html) section of VitalBodies.net created new CD and DVD covers for Jaunty Jackalope.

http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/images/uploads/lightscribe_ubuntu_64_jackalope.jpg

VitalBodies
June 13th, 2010, 01:30 AM
New covers are available.
http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/images/stories/uploads/lightscribe_ubuntu_32_lucid.jpg

UPDATES: New covers and improved template.
For the latest and greatest TEMPLATE (http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/tech-web/tech/111-open-source-cddvd-cover-for-open-source-projects.html) or COVERS (http://www.vitalbodies.net/site/tech-web/tech/110-free-cc-dvd-covers.html) click the links.