Harry Potter - Daily Prophets

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  1. LorduDesign

    LorduDesign Sr Member

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    Hello everybody!
    I'm young graphic artist from Poland (really young :lol) who loves to recreate props seen in various movies.
    Three years ago I discovered this forum and instantly registered here (I have new account). Maybe you already know what thread I found :D
    Yes - I found Free Harry Potter Paper Props thread :) I tried to print some stuff and hang them on walls etc. It was when I started to be interested in Daily Prophets. In march of this year, 2015 I tried to do something in Photoshop. Yeah, it looked good but I wanted to achieve screen-accuracy and ultra quality. In september I saw Monsters_05's thread. I became really impressed by quality he got and accuracy he achieved. He was huge inspiration for this project and main reason why I'm writing it today. Since beginning of september I tried to get as many references I got. I took more than 2000 frame-by-frame screenshots of Daily Prophets shown in movies. I got references for 95% Prophets which were designed by MinaLima for Harry Potter franchise. I found almost all fonts used on them. I also downloaded new software for making them - CorelDRAW! I always worked in Adobe softwares but I tried to put something new and fresh to my design life!
    On September, the 7th I started doing first Prophet in my project - Break-in at Gringotts from first movie in series - The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone. I made cover of it, only have to add initials (have to buy Dover books to get them) and add squiggles to the page.
    Day after I ended (almost :lol) doing cover of DP I started doing index page :)
    About 2 weeks later I started doing 2 Prophets at the time - Escape from Azkaban and He Who Must Not Be Named Returns. All in vector :D I finished He Who Must Not Be Named Returns one first and started doing Harry Potter Undesirable No. 1 and finished it. The same day I finished Undesirable No. 1 cover I started finishing my Escape from Azkaban Prophet! Finished it day when I'm writing it :D
    Done all in Adobe Illustrator (illustrations etc.) and CorelDRAW (layout, text and putting everything into Prophet). I'm using screen-accurate dimensions and I hope you like them! I hope to finish all Prophets from movies with complete articles and text. Prophets from movies 1-4 with 8 pages (as screen-used did) (have to update index page of Break-in at Gringotts with new numbering) and 5-7 with 20 pages (actually screen-used had 13 pages but I want to do them accurate to index pages shown in movies)! Enjoy!
    So here's my Prophets (remember that's only a preview, I won't be sharing files with you here):
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  2. ecl

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    Nice work! Looking forward to seeing it progress.
     
  3. LorduDesign

    LorduDesign Sr Member

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    ecl Thanks! I'll be doing more pages today :D
     
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  4. LorduDesign

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    UPDATE: Rewritten whole post and added new previews!
     
  5. AidanRO

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    Nice, my friend.
    Keep it up.
     
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  6. LorduDesign

    LorduDesign Sr Member

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    Thank you! :D
     
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  7. vitor potter

    vitor potter New Member

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    Very nice!:D
     
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  8. LorduDesign

    LorduDesign Sr Member

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    Thank you Vitor :cool
     
  9. Hinkypunk

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    Excellent work Lordu :) You're doing really swell! Keep up the great work! Will you eventually be sharing the files in any way shape or form?

    Keep it up!
     
  10. LorduDesign

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    @Hinkypunk Thank you! :D I'll share some of covers on HP Free Paper Props thread - I think about relasing Weasley Prize Winner Prophet cover and index page when finished to make it like page torn out from Prophet :D
     
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  11. ecl

    ecl Sr Member

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    fantastic!
     
  12. decat

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    Great Job!
     
  13. keelhauler

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    looks really great!!
     
  14. LorduDesign

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    Thank you all! :D
     
  15. LorduDesign

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    Hey there,
    I had some time today and finished my Dark Mark Sparks Panic front.
    Decided not to do my Prophets with fully readable text. I'm going with screen-accuracy. Of course in not all aspects. New pages or small articles will be written but all fronts and HERO pages will be screen-accurate (instead of fully readable text - filler).
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    Also started doing work on some ads. Here's one of them. Does anybody know what fonts was used for runes because I cannot find one and one I used isn't accurate.
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