Thursday, February 28, 2013

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, February 28, 2013 11 comments
My poetry collection, Muddy-Fingered Midnights, is getting ever closer to ready. Here's my cover design, which was all kinds of fun (and hair-pulling hard) to design. Let's just say my Photoshop skills have grown in leaps and bounds.



Coming in mid-March!

Have you tried to acquire any new skills lately? What was your experience?

11 comments:

  1. Love the cover! A big congrats! No way would I try something like you did. I'd have to hire a professional. I am working on upping my Word 10 skills for an expected job change next year.

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    1. If I hadn't worked as a graphic designer for 7 years (and attended many professional development design workshops), I'd never have attempted this. But my Photoshop skills were very, very rusty. Thankfully there are loads of wonderful tutorials on the Web. Altering colors is HARD to do and get a natural-looking result. It took me seven or eight permutations to, I think, nail it.

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  2. That cover is so descriptive! Yes, I'm way out of my comfort zone on alot of the things I've been doing lately.

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    1. It is the only way to grow, though, isn't it? Keep on stretching, my friend!

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  3. Love this! Was I supposed to reveal today? Ah. I will run back to my blog and get this up. I apologize for not having my ducks in a row this week.

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    1. Thanks for joining in the reveal today! I really appreciate it!

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  4. Good for you Laurel! The cover is great.

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  5. Congrats! I love the that color blue against the browns.

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    1. Thanks. I wish I could paint a room that color. It's such a wonderful blue. :-)

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  6. Oh wow! I love it! Really well done and something to be proud of. I'm not the least bit artistic with this stuff, so I'm always in awe of those who are.

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    1. Thanks so much, Carol. I'd forgotten how much I always enjoyed doing graphic design (was a big part of a former position I had in a communications department).

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