Stateline Sahara 1974 FTD

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Stateline Sahara 1974 FTD

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I found it quite odd that they used a shot from a tour show in October was used to represent shows from May and in Tahoe, so I changed that, I also changed the outline pictures of the hotel to more interesting shots of the hotel to add a little more variety and colour to the front cover. I also remade the "Elvis" and "Sahara" lettering too using original advertisements from the time.

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I've always liked this shot of Elvis and I've always wanted to use it in some way without cropping in and keeping a full shot of Elvis intact but Ronnie's drum set being cut off made it damn near impossible to create a clean way to hide it.



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This is where AI steps in, Adobe's AI in Photoshop works wonders if utilised correctly, many might dislike AI used to alter pictures especially when it affects Elvis in some way and it makes things look worse, but if used in areas where he isn't affected then I think it should be used carefully and moderately.
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Elvis2000 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:26 pm
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I found it quite odd that they used a shot from a tour show in October was used to represent shows from May and in Tahoe, so I changed that, I also changed the outline pictures of the hotel to more interesting shots of the hotel to add a little more variety and colour to the front cover. I also remade the "Elvis" and "Sahara" lettering too using original advertisements from the time.


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I've always liked this shot of Elvis and I've always wanted to use it in some way without cropping in and keeping a full shot of Elvis intact but Ronnie's drum set being cut off made it damn near impossible to create a clean way to hide it.




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This is where AI steps in, Adobe's AI in Photoshop works wonders if utilised correctly, many might dislike AI used to alter pictures especially when it affects Elvis in some way and it makes things look worse, but if used in areas where he isn't affected then I think it should be used carefully and moderately.
Excellent post. Excellent work.



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Thank You very much.



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I fully agree with your assertion on AI. And the results speak for themselves here. Incredible.



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This is just amazing elvis2000. Maybe your best cover I've seen.

How exactly did you use ai for the drums? Did you just ask "make the drums more complete"?



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vinelvis wrote:
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This is just amazing elvis2000. Maybe your best cover I've seen.

How exactly did you use ai for the drums? Did you just ask "make the drums more complete"?
Thank you very much.

I didn't write anything, I left it to figure it out on it's own and cycled through the different results to find the best one, AI ain't it something.



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Re: Stateline Sahara 1974 FTD

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It looks really good.


Hey, since Roger Semon is retiring, maybe you can send a resume to FTD about art design.


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Re: Stateline Sahara 1974 FTD

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Excellent work. I love this!