Since Facebook is forcing this Timeline phooey on all of us, I had to design a cover image for my page. I wanted something simple and visual, but still personalized and relevant. I hope/think I came up with something good…
As time goes on — and I get published, and eventually have multiple books out (?!) — I can update the bottom shelf with my covers, and move the other books/spines up.
(Also, yes, that’s Andy’s book. I’ll be blogging about its new cover soon-ish.)
And then, because Photoshop can be addictive…
Okay, actually it’s just that I love this line from Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger.” The design is pretty simple/clean, because that’s the way I like my desktop wallpapers. I was thinking I could do a whole series of these — with inspirational or writing-related quotes — to satisfy my occasional design itch. But I dunno, we’ll see. There are probably better ways to spend my time, lol.
12 responses to “Photoshop fun”
These are so cool! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! :)
That’s my favorite lyric from “Stronger,” too — so inspiring :)
I love, love, love the cover picture for FB. It’s completely creative and unique. Can’t wait to see all your books featured on it one day!!
HEE, I knew you would like the Kelly Clarkson line.
i love that quote! hope you don’t mind that i put it as my wallpaper too, i like changing it up regularly with inspiring quotes and pictures. :)
Don’t mind at all! In fact, that was my hope – that others would enjoy it too. :) And yeah, haha, I change my desktop constantly, which is why I considered (am considering?) doing more of these.
That’s a really cool cover image for your facebook page. I find few things as frustrating as not being able to find/think of the right image for something and, conversely, few things as satisfying as finding/thinking of the perfect thing.
Your FB cover image is great! I *think* I know how you made the books, but how’d you do the shelf? I am so out of PS practice.
I like your wallpaper, too. (Definitely make more!) How can I download the full size? It’s blocked on Flickr. :-(
Hey, I love the new timeline design. I didn’t know Andy wrote books too!
I didn’t know Andy is a writer, too. How cool!
I love, love, love the desktop wallpaper you made. It’s very striking. It makes me want to design one for myself. If only I had time, lol.
Thanks! And yes, I totally agree.
Lol well I cheated for that part. The bookshelf is the iBooks shelf. I found a JPG of an empty one.
Hmm, shouldn’t be blocked on Flickr… Try this link? http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristan/7028263637/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Jon and Juliann-
Well, Andy wrote BOOK. As in, singular. Hehe. He did it in college and published without an agent. I can explain more in the upcoming post about the cover.
Aw thanks! That means the world to me. And lol yeah, I know you’re short on time. Priorities!
I’ve making my own Facebook cover photos as well. But I must say yours is way too better than mine. Can’t wait for your next one. :)