Take Me To Your Cinema
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I much prefer the warmer 1st re-grade... just to be difficult .
addiesin said:user said:Or how about this alternative one with a night-picture on the front for more atmosphere?
I think the problem with your cover designs is you seem to be making them off some kind of checklist of things that need to be there rather than choosing elements that work together with some cohesive artistic unity. My background is in design work and I can give you some pointers that hopefully you will take constructively.
1 The front cover's image should make sense artistically. Having a rectangular image surrounded by black can work but usually doesn't. It'd be better to start with an image that would give the audience an idea of what movie they're looking at even if the title wasn't present.
2 The title should be able to stand on its own. Think about it as though there was no image at all, would the title/logo you've used look good on a plain-color cover? By comparison, Beezo and Bob have both come up with a presentation that can stand on its own. Stop thinking about it as "a font" and start thinking about it as "a design".
3 The back cover is just as important as the front, and it looks like 3 images have been selected at random to accompany some text that was chosen at random. The only line on the back that really connects to one of the images is "Cheerleader vs the undead". The images should be smaller and more uniform so you can fit some descriptive content. A good back cover will expand upon what exactly the viewer will be watching.
4 Think about color selection. One thing you could do is use the color picker to choose colors to use for text and logos straight out of the images. Another thing you can do is use Adobe Kuler to choose a color scheme ( https://color.adobe.com/ ).
5 Think about negative space. This is all the spots on the cover that have literally nothing to look at. Negative space is not your enemy if you can organize it in such a way that it directs the viewer's eye across the cover.
I hope this helps you with this cover and with covers you may make in the future. That said, I couldn't resist giving it a shot. I know you would prefer not to use things other people create but here's my attempt at something for this edit: