My home made photoshop covers, it snowed today, practising ebook covers.

Today was tiring. Well I'm trying to complete my application for membership and it's turning out to be a little bit more frustrating then taking the actual exams. The reason being is that the format has to be original. So far I've listed down one job, I've three more to do.

Then I went for a massage but that had little effect on my irritable self so I'm still tense and irritable. Decided to do my own covers. My first attempt has been pretty bad but I hope to get better.


 The reason they are thumbnails is because I uploaded them on my NaNoWriMo page. Long story is that my prehistoric copy of photoshop sits on an very old machine. However its super expensive to get a copy and to be fair apart from fancy filters and brushes and shapes I have all  need on my prehistoric copy. I think with the newer versions the learning curve is lower and it's easier to use. Where as the old school PS - one had to  know how to use the pen tool, some filters etc. As you can see it's the same image but I've added some tattoos to man and housing project background.




That's not so bad. I used to dabble in Photoshop back in the day. So I'm using a prehistoric version but it's pretty much.

The skill is getting the tone of the book right and promise to the reader. My other covers were home made as well but without looking at the market.

Just to explain, I'm currently writing books in urban romance genre. You could call them African American romance if you wanted. It's mostly about rich athletes or professional men and women who fall in love. Romance. That type of thing.  After that I'll probably try some crime fiction but for now it's about love.

I still have a long way to go with the covers, I might just buy some - easier but it was cool trying.

So quite a lot going on in real life. Some how I've just managed to lose some pictures via importing. Not good.

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