Photoshop CS6 extended is awsome. Maybe Adobe will notice my work an endorse me someday. 3D is a little intimidating, but having used Photoshop for so long, it wasn’t overwhelming. I often think though that software producers should ask users how they would like to interact with the program, then perhaps they’d be more straightforward.
I already have a lot to share with my creations. My original Photo Art works quite well for producing cover art. Ominous Wind has always been one of my favorite creations, and here it is as a sample cover I’ve entitled Twister. As with most of the covers I’ll share, this is fiction. The genera is Adventure Romance. It’s just not written. Perhaps my sample covers will inspire me.
I’ve done quite a bit of searching on Google for eBook covers to see what designers are producing. Most of it I don’t like. Of course designers are typically constrained to produce work for authors, and authors often have a preconceived notion of what they want, and finding art or producing art that fits can be a problem.
They say book covers sell books, but most of the covers I see don’t compel me to pick up the book. DVD covers are usually much better, but they have miles of film to work with, plus actors and actresses that are usually recognizable by fans. So book designers have a much more difficult task, yet are asked to produce covers for almost nothing. You can find eBook covers for $5 on the internet, free in some cases. I would much rather give mine away for free than settle for $5. For those of you who may be interested, my designs start at about $80, and can go up into the hundreds if the cover is complex to produce, or the author demands multiple choices.
This is going to be an ongoing series, so keep watching. Hope you like what you see.