View Full Version : Photoshop: The Vault of (Macintosh) Horror

Doctor Q
Oct 21, 2004, 04:10 PM
Andy Hertzfeld's folklore.org has a story (http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=Vault_of_Horror.txt) about how Scott Knaster wanted to use a doctored cover from a 1950s comic book, The Vault of Horror, for the cover of Inside Macintosh, a Mac documentation publication. Click the link and read the story to get the full details.

It's time for us to update this joke cover. Start from either the original or Scott's doctored version and make it relevant for today's world of Macintoshes.

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Original cover:


Scott Knaster's version:


Oct 21, 2004, 04:47 PM
doing my part - will mess with it later this evening :)
clickme to download - 500k (http://home.sport.rr.com/mrmudbug/ps/cleaned%20original.jpg)

Oct 21, 2004, 08:29 PM

Doctor Q
Oct 21, 2004, 08:45 PM
:D <-- scale by 500%

That's hilarious! You got all the little touches - border banner on the left, issue number, price, word balloons, photos, photo labels, and especially what E.C. stands for!

The Beave!? :eek:

Will Mudbug be up to the challenge?

Oct 21, 2004, 09:26 PM
Wow, that's amazing

Oct 21, 2004, 10:20 PM
I'll work on some tomorrow but what I really want to know is how you post the photo back in at full size - when I've posted in the past it always ends up very small and people have to click on it to make it full size - could some please explain? Thanks!

Oct 21, 2004, 10:44 PM
If you attach the picture to your post using the attachment feature, it gets scaled down to a thumbnail. If you upload the picture elsewhere (for example to a personal website) then use the [IMG] tag, it'll appear at full size.

Oct 21, 2004, 10:59 PM
Almost perfect... but OS X is $129, not $149 :)

Oct 21, 2004, 10:59 PM
Cool - thanks for the tip - this will give me something to do at work tomorrow - hee he

Doctor Q
Oct 21, 2004, 11:00 PM
You can also use a trick, but I think you shouldn't. Once you upload an attachment, you can put IMG tags around it's URL within your post and thereby post the full-size version too. But there's a reason attachments are shown as thumbnails, and that's so people with slower connections can see the whole thread and click on the thumbnails for those images they want to see larger, especially if they are returning to the thread and have seen most of them before. Since it's a Photoshop thread, it's not quite as important as if it was in the middle of a high-volume news thread, but that's the reason.

Oct 21, 2004, 11:01 PM

Oct 21, 2004, 11:19 PM
Oo, I like that store window effect!

Oct 21, 2004, 11:30 PM
You can also use a trick, but I think you shouldn't. Once you upload an attachment, you can put IMG tags around it's URL within your post and thereby post the full-size version too.

I was actually wondering whether you could do that, but I was too lazy to check :p

Oct 21, 2004, 11:45 PM
Almost perfect... but OS X is $129, not $149 :)
Oops! Somehow I got it mixed up with Office Student Edition of all things :o Fixed!

Oct 22, 2004, 12:11 AM
this is a little something based on tricking out my new G5...


Oct 22, 2004, 12:51 AM
Here's mine, not exactly computer related but I was bored and needed something to do, it's not that great but I like it. :)

Oct 22, 2004, 02:21 AM
hmm, reminds me of Something Awful's Photoshop Phriday...

good idea nevertheless :D


Oct 22, 2004, 11:19 AM
This is what i came up with.

Doctor Q
Oct 22, 2004, 11:51 AM
I can tell what the lady is listening to on her iPod: The Vault (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5415199&selectedItemId=5415175), from the album "No Computer Involved". :cool:

Oct 22, 2004, 04:42 PM

Oct 23, 2004, 12:31 AM
This is very amusing :-) I love them all! Keep'em comin' :cool: :D

Oct 23, 2004, 05:20 PM
No keyboard detected: press F1 to continue.

haha, great. never got that message before. i had one that said "critical error: no error" before. wow was i pissed.

Oct 25, 2004, 02:22 PM
these have all been great! "SMASH IT! SMASH IT! THERE ARE POWERBOOK G5'S IN THERE!" still makes me bust up laughing.

Doctor Q
Oct 27, 2004, 04:41 PM
Hey, look what I found in the music store!Tales from the Crypt (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=205865&selectedItemId=205746)
I hadn't thought to look for it before. A great tune, and it reminds me of the wonderful one-long-shot opening of the TV show.

Oct 31, 2004, 11:05 PM
LOL, this is such a great thread. :D

"The Fault of Rumor". he he. :D it's funny because it's true.:D

i'll have to see if i can come up with something...

Nov 11, 2004, 11:51 PM
wow, we haven't seen a new photoshop thread for like almost a month. C'mon folks, how 'bout something having to do w/ thanksgiving, or veterans day..