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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lookie, Lookie! My First Practice Bookcover

Hey, everyone!

I've been working on a practice cover for the last two hours. I took a picture of a birdhouse with my iPhone (my friend Norma gave me that suggestion). Anyway, that was the easy part. The rest of my creation was blood, sweat, a few swear words, and tears using Power Point and Paint.


When I can do this in my sleep, I'll be glad to instruct everyone here on my blog.

Hugs and chocolate, all!
Shelly

PS More than likely, I'll post another practice one again.

DISCLAIMER: This picture belongs to Shelly Arkon. PLEASE DO NOT COPY! Unless you ask my permission.

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations. The picture is great.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne. It's my practice one.

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  2. Nice picture. At some point, you might want to experiment with lighting. Like back-lighting of something to make it look mysterious or for dramatic effect. I'll be watching for what you come up with, hon!

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    1. Working on that. Trying to figure out Paint right now.

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  3. That's a pretty good start. You're going to do just fine.

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  4. I'm very impressed how you put this together! I also like Loreiei's idea about adding back lighting.

    Julie

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    1. Definitely. I played with the Paint program today. I seem to lack a steady hand.

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  5. I thought so. I'll keep practicing with it.

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  6. Nice picture Shelly. If you'd like, I can put the title and your name in the picture for you through my photoshop program. I'm not a cover designer, but I've learned the basics. Just send me an email.

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  7. I'd love to learn how to make my own cover.

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  8. Once I have it down pat, I write a 'how to'.

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  9. Good work! When I'm playing around with images I often use picmonkey.com, and have found that fun and helpful.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)

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  10. Great picture. As they say, practice makes perfect!

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