Cover Makeover Golden Valley Silver Flowers

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This week’s Cover Makeover Challenge is for the recently published book Golden Valley Silver Flowers.

This is the published cover.
This is the published cover.
This is the base photo before it cropping. Since the book involves subject of war, I went with this ghost forest, the remnants of an earthquake in Alaska. It has a certain desolate and destroyed look about it.
This is the base photo before cropping. Since the book involves subject of war, I went with this ghost forest, the remnants of an earthquake in Alaska. It has a certain desolate and destroyed look about it.
I cut this house out of the photo and placed it in the original photo. Then I took a second house, placed it upside down in the lake and faded it a bit to make it look like a reflection.
I cut this house out of the photo and placed it in the original photo. Then I took a second house, placed it upside down in the lake and faded it a bit to make it look like a reflection.
These white azalea blooms are from this spring in the front yard, cut from the photograph and placed in the sky to add a touch of life in the midst the death of war.
These white azalea blooms are from this spring in the front yard, cut from the photograph and placed in the sky to add a touch of life and romance in the midst the death of war.

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library croppedCover Makeover Artist: Toby

10 thoughts on “Cover Makeover Golden Valley Silver Flowers

  1. LDG luciledegodoy September 25, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Wow, Sabina, your post processing skills blow me away, and this cover is simply stunning.

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  2. SB Selimovic September 25, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    It’s beautiful!! In fact there’s an old house in the book and the scenery fits totally. Very well done, thank you!

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  3. sustainabilitea September 27, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    I love your cover. How do you cut things out from one shot and move them to another? What “app” are you using?

    janet

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    • Sabina Ayne September 27, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      I use PicMonkey.com. It’s like using a photoshop program but for the non-tech-savvy. On picmonkey I go to the overlays, click on ‘your own’, add one of my photos, then use the eraser to erase all of what I don’t want. I sort of just stumbled through the different effects until I figured them out! Picmonkey is super simple to use!! And free. They do have some extras that cost but if you don’t want to pay, you don’t have to. Experiment and have fun!!

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  4. desleyjane October 1, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Toby & Sabina – you guys rock! This is such a fabulous cover. Love the layering of images that you’ve achieved. I have so much to learn. Thanks for showing us your process.

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