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Old 10-29-2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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Lulu has a cover design wizard with which you can make your own personalized copies. I've made my own covers for several PDFs. The options are limited as far as font choice and lettering placement, but the cover art can be whatever image(s) you upload. I'll send you my cover images so you can judge for yourself if you give me your e-mail address.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #22
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Lulu has a cover design wizard with which you can make your own personalized copies. I've made my own covers for several PDFs. The options are limited as far as font choice and lettering placement, but the cover art can be whatever image(s) you upload. I'll send you my cover images so you can judge for yourself if you give me your e-mail address.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:27 PM   #23
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Unfortunately I didn't like Lulu's cover designer very much. What I ended up doing for the covers of my DF Omnibus was just creating my own front and back cover images (combining the cover images of DF 1-4). I then just removed everything I could from Lulu's cover designer and uploaded my own cover image.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #24
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What I ended up doing for the covers of my DF Omnibus was just creating my own front and back cover images (combining the cover images of DF 1-4).
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #25
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Editing the images? I just used Paint.Net, which is a free image editing suite for Windows. I believe I got screen caps for the four covers then pasted into Paint.net, then manipulated the black borders until things sat right. Final image size was 2500x3100 pixels. I've still got the cover images I used for Dungeon Fantasy; if you're interested please PM me.

Setting it up on Lulu? I don't quite recall exactly how I did it, but essentially I set the cover photo in Lulu to my cover images then removed all the extra text that Lulu adds. The cover designer template I used within Lulu was "ImageOnly" which is very minimalist to begin with.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:47 PM   #26
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So I finally broke down a couple weeks ago and ordered my GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Omnibus from Lulu. Overall I like the results:

http://gurpsland.no-ip.org/DFOmnibus.html

It contains all 15 DF books, plus DF Monsters, DF Adventure 1, the two DF Pyramid magazines and a handful of DF Articles, coming in a bit over 700 pages.

One thing I'm a little disappointed with is that the color images came out extremely dark, however the grey-scale images used through most of the books came out pretty nicely and the text came out very clean.

EDIT: The total cost was only $53 including Shipping.
Oh, man.

I have to spend more money, now.

I've always preferred to hard-copy to .pdf, and now I can have both.

(That book looks like you could use it to give somebody a concussion....)
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:46 PM   #27
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I thought I would drop in and let everyone know that Lulu is offering a good coupon code right now, however it is only good until the 24th so if you want to use it you better jump, because it may not last.
35% off any order with coupon code SAVE35 good through December 2nd, and the good one 50% off any hardcover books with coupon code HC50 good through the November 24th.
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