Friday, November 4, 2011

My Process Part 3

Okay - part 3. WHEW. Until I started doing this I didn't realize exactly how much I did with a cover.

Last adjustment for this image - just darkening and lightening specific points to up his muscles and lighten her skin. I am now ready to call the couple done and take them into the cover blank.

Well what fairy tale would be right without a castle. All I've done here is trimmed out a lot of unneeded sections - like the cliff it was hanging off of and the tourist that were on the railing at the bottom. Looks okay but still not a wow factor.

I duplicated the castle did a few adjustments on it and adjusted the blending mode. Now I'm happy with it.

What's next? Putting in the title and author's name. Every single title I do a cover for starts with a very basic text in white. This will not be the final placement or style of the text - but it's a good starting point. It allows me to go - What should I emphasis in the title? Where's a good spot for it? What type of font should I use?

Stay tuned - finalizing the type and finishing are the last thing.


  1. I love what you did with the castle. Looking forward to seeing which font you use.

  2. Do you remember my awarding you the status of Goddess? You were already there long before I came along to bequeath the title.

    Well done as usual, and Sweetie, this is why Kat and I have no reason to ever pick at the mockups you give us. We love what you do, anhd are proud to boast having an original Delilah cover for our books.

    Thank you! =^..^=
    Just Us.

  3. Excellent work! I love how you changed the depth of color - very nice.

    Author of Concilium, available July 2012
    Concilium: The Departure, November 2012

  4. Fascinating series of articles, Deliah! And I really love my cover - thank you so much!