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Great source for album art / Erasure "Chorus" help!

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Great source for album art / Erasure "Chorus" help!

Postby Fred Taghon » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:18 am

Besides being a music fanatic I am also a huge fan of album art and have spent the past few years scanning and repairing in Photoshop, hundreds of LP, 12" and 7" single sleeves. It's a true labor of love and I enjoy sharing them with fellow fans and collectors. There is a great site called Album Art Exchange where like-minded people can share high quality album art, from 600x600 to 1500x1500 in size. This link is to all of MY uploads ... groove_art Lots of Erasure, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Go-Go's, Thompson Twins, Pet Shop Boys, and on and on. Check the site out, it's a treasure trove of high quality images!

Now, I would like ask for some assistance on one album art item in particular:

Yesterday I finished and uploaded my re-creation of Erasure's "Chorus" LP art - sourced from a large promotional poster I bought a few years ago. It turned out beautifully! But I would love to also re-create the CD artwork in the same high quality. I have the CD, but I know that the vinyl LP inner sleeve has the same images that were used on the CD version of the cover - the pictures of Vince and Andy facing head-on, whereas the LP has them in side profiles. If anyone out there happens to own the LP and these two images are in very good condition, I would REALLY appreciate a 600dpi scan! I don't need any editing or adjusting done, just a simple scan and I can do all the rest. A raw photoshop file is ideal, but I can also work with a JPEG format as long as it is scanned at 600dpi. If scanning it at 100% size creates too large of a file, 50% is perfectly fine as that's what I usually automatically scan my LP sleeves at anyway.

If anyone can help me with this I would be so appreciative! Feel free to contact me and we can go from there.
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Re: Great source for album art / Erasure "Chorus" help!

Postby obs » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:33 am

Wow, nice work. I scan record covers for Discogs, but only at 240DPI. For some reason, the scanner chokes at a higher setting if the descreen filter is on (using Lasersoft Silverfast).

Sorry, I can't help you out, though, as I don't have Chorus on vinyl.
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Re: Great source for album art / Erasure "Chorus" help!

Postby Fred Taghon » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:12 pm

Thanks for reading and checking the site out. Maybe you should consider contributing!

Thanks also for reminding me that IF someone out there is able to help, I would ask that the descreen option be used - forgot about that and it's pretty crucial lol.
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