I was immediately and uncermonously kicked from my computer. With a lot of head shaking he moved things around asking in disbelief "WHY DID YOU DO XYZ?" With XYZ being my every attempt to make it interesting or pretty. And in the end he came up with this. And by comparison my cover that I was so proud of looks like the cover of a 1970s porno.
So yes, I have been shamed muchly and put into my place. I'll leave the book cover design to the professionals and I'll keep writing.
My brother designs CD covers and does my book covers for me. But that doesn't mean I can't try. I fiddle with Photoshop and as time passes my skill increases and I pick up a lot from watching him.
However, there is a certain eye for art you just have to have, which I don't. Because I made this cover and I was so proud I was practically doing backflips.
I excitedly showed all my friends, and they'd scratch their chin, and narrow their brows and the most they could say about my wonderful vision was, "But there are five cards...". Even then I didn't take it as a hint.
Then my brother saw what I was doing...
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