Using black-and-white images creatively


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Using black-and-white images creatively

A point I've tried to make consistently throughout this course is that the more familiar you are with your material, the better your book design will be, or any design that your are working on will be. So, if you are designing a book cover, whatever the book is, be familiar with the book itself. When I was walking around my hometown of Brighton, I saw this very miserable looking building and it struck me as being the sort of place where the hero of the book might live, as described in the book. So, I took a picture of it and manipulated that picture, made it look even more miserable and austere than it already is.

That's what we have as this mock-up for combining a picture with the author name and title. So, we are going to start at in Photoshop where we have the original of the image and we don't need to do that much to it. We are going to make it black and white and we are going to put a vignetting effect on it just to make it a little more dark and austere than it already is...

Using black-and-white images creatively
Video duration: 4m 41s 2h 46m Intermediate

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Using black-and-white images creatively provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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