Sunday, August 4, 2013

When editing a cover for a client (or yourself), don't toss the entire cover for minor changes such as hair color, eye color or background details.

As you can see from these two photos---I made the hair blond instead of dark.  I made her eyes blue.  I also replaced the 1 large swan with 3 smaller swans


The hair, I found a picture with hair that suited the position of the girl. I cloned it over her dark hair.  Sometimes with light hair, you can paint the hair darker rather than cloning the hair  Make you match the hair line of the scalp.  If you don't you could end up with skin tone issues if you have to paste over skin. can blow up the picture and color the irises.  Or if they eyes light, you can recolor them  The cloning of color is brighter and more natural---but more time consuming.

The swans are easy---just make sure you have a similiar color in the background...or a white background you can fade out.

The majority of these changes can be done in  if you don't have PhotoShop.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Life gets in the Way...

Have you noticed?

I've had a nephew in Children's Hospital and a dog in kidney failure.  I've been 'consumed' with family.

But I have done some work.

This is LINDA ULLESEIT's new YA Book Cover (front and back).  I love how it turned out.

And she me design book 2....:)

I've also been doing some promo poster and video work for a few animal rescues.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I'm Back...

Ah Google Plus is still mutating my blog experience.  I apologize for ignoring my blog so long but the Google Plus changes are a nightmare and I don't find it easy or fun to use anymore.

I miss my old blogger behind the scenes layout.


So here we go to walk through the doorway to a new and annoying world by Google.

This is one of the rejected covers for a project I finished a few weeks ago.  Yes, I will be talking about making your own book covers again soon.

And for those waiting patiently, the annual book cover giveaway is coming up get those fingers ready as they always go quickly.

Are you ready for a free book cover?