Cover artJuly 27th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off
I am slowly but surely discovering a new passion–designing cover art. I am by far an expert, but over the last couple of months when I have forced myself to experiment with various graphics programs, I have been able to turn some of my art work into cover art.
Sad to say though, learning how to use particular programs, such as Adobe Photoshop has been trial and error. With a heavy dose of error. While there are tons of online tutorials, even YouTube videos, many of these sites assume you know which menu a particular command is on, and skip informing you of the location. That doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but trust me, when you have hundreds of commands at your fingertips, categorized in dozens of drop down menus, trying to find some off the wall effect can be like looking for a needle in the Atlantic.
Not, fun, not fun at all.
In other words, there have been many a day where I wanted to hurl my computer through a window.
I’ve also learned something else. I prefer to do art on the Mac. The colors are better, the graphics sharper, of course it helps that the shiny new monitor is so big that sitting in front of it qualifies as time in a tanning bed. The only down fall is, PhotoShop for PC is fifty bucks. Photoshop for Mac is five hundred dollars.
Personally I think someone tripped and dropped an extra zero while doing the pricing, but according to Adobe, no that is not a typo.
Any how—Here is my latest (and greatest) creation–a combined effort between various programs on the Mac and PC