For a change of pace, here’s one of my favorite book covers. Three stock photos, some filters, and typography. I had a hard time implementing this one. Each iteration just didn’t seem right. This cover is the reason why I now have about a dozen different photos of bird wings. And at least three different models for the same character… Have I mentioned that I’m a perfectionist?
This week’s topic is the software that I use to put together my covers. Contrary to popular belief, image editing software does not need to be expensive to be good. I have experience with several different programs from my time spent as a graphic designer and, as with pretty much everything else, each has advantages and disadvantages.