I bought a few Photoshop actions thinking they’d be useful for a client’s cover someday. On the way home from the grocery store I was first in line to wait for a train to pass. As the red and white bar crossed the road I wiped my cell phone, pressed it to the windshield and waited to snap. When I got home I used the actions, then continued to edit and tweak them. I spent WAY to long on them and in hindsight should’ve closed everything except Photoshop because these massive files chugged along on my computer, all along with me praying my CPU wouldn’t crumple under the strain.
I haven’t had the ‘right’ book cover for this look yet but I keep it on the back burner for just the right author.
Technically any of my photos that have not been used on another author’s cover can be purchased, here are some that just screamed book cover to me.