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My first marquee attempt
« on: November 30, 2006, 10:44:43 pm »
This is my first attempt at making a custom marquee.   I stole the background idea...but I wanted more marquees so I made a new one myself out of the marquees available at the arcade art website...

What do you think?   Do you think it will print OK?   The master copy is 24" x 8" x 300 dpi.   What is best format to save at?  .tiff,  .pdf,  or native photoshop format?



PS: This marquee is for the cabinet in my avatar...the ugly marquee on that cabinet will be used in my upcoming vertical cabinet.
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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 10:45:52 pm »
Also...my master copy has some embossing that goes away when I "flatten" the image in photoshop...

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 03:01:30 am »
....attempt 2....

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 10:51:41 am »
Attempt 2 is better.

Question: in the marquee you have marble madness, pengo, tron, and turbo. Are you going to play all those games on this cabinet, or are they there just for looks. I decided to use art that reflected what the cabinet could actually play.

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007, 08:41:15 pm »
I can play everything except Turbo thus far...and when I install a TT2 w/wheel option that should be covered (though the resolution IS a bit funky).

I have a trackball already so MM is covered...

Tron is playable already (via trackball) but the spinner will be nice...and i'd give my butt-cheek nut for a standard "bat" style handle with a button on top.
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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 09:55:07 pm »
I enjoy the second version best.
However you might consider not having the
letters be transparent.
Then again it would cover the mini marquee's
which you probably don't want.
Either way it's much better than I could do!

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 02:22:22 pm »
Actually I have already ordered, received,  and installed the final product...here it is:

(looks much nicer in person btw)

The colors ARE off slightly from my artwork...but not as bad as it seems in the picture.
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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 05:49:13 am »
So you went with the second version.
BRAVO! Looks real nice!

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 06:44:30 pm »
Where did you get the printing done?  And was there any explanation about the color difference?

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007, 07:36:34 pm »
Chris: Mamemarquees and I didn't ask...wasn't off enough to bother.

I had asked if it was OK to send over artwork RGB,  and I was told it was...but what I got back looks like it was converted to CMYK before printing,  which would have been fine but I would have like to do it to tweak the colors a bit.

It was ALMOST enough to bother,  but not quite there.
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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2007, 07:38:40 pm »
I like this marquee dude! It is sick. Is the transparent "ARCADE" wording pretty cool in person. Why do I get the feeling your design skills are much better than your photo skills and that this thing REALLY rocks!!

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 02:47:57 pm »
Thanks DK...and you are right...my photo skills aren't top notch.  The marquee DOES look kickass.  I am happy with the transparency as well...you can make out all the marquees under the wording without issue.  The only regret I have is including the friggin Double Donkey Kong marquee as it is the only one of all the marquees that won't run on the cabinet...because it's not emulated.   Oh well...I thought at the time it was...and who knows,  maybe eventually it will be. 

No biggie as I do have both DK and DKJR anyways.
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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2007, 04:31:24 pm »
Thanks DK...and you are right...my photo skills aren't top notch.  The marquee DOES look kickass.  I am happy with the transparency as well...you can make out all the marquees under the wording without issue.  The only regret I have is including the friggin Double Donkey Kong marquee as it is the only one of all the marquees that won't run on the cabinet...because it's not emulated.   Oh well...I thought at the time it was...and who knows,  maybe eventually it will be. 

No biggie as I do have both DK and DKJR anyways.


ahhh. It is hard to get a good shot of something lit like that anyway. I couldn't have done any better, well maybe.  ;D

I feel dumb...wth is Double Donkey Kong? Tell me quick!
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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 07:40:24 pm »
Double Donkey Kong is a mod you can get for DK Jr machines that will allow you,  with the push of P1 and P2 to switch between DK and DK Jr...

Mikesarcade sells it I believe.

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Re: My first marquee attempt
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2007, 11:48:33 am »
Double Donkey Kong is a mod you can get for DK Jr machines that will allow you,  with the push of P1 and P2 to switch between DK and DK Jr...

Mikesarcade sells it I believe.

This would seem like a must have for DKJ owners. Cool!

I wouldn't sweat the Double Donkey Kong logo then...you killed two big birds with one stone!
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