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The Portrait’s Cover

The Portrait’s Cover

A series of tutorials that focus specifically on the creation of the cover for my first novel The Portrait. It starts off with taking the original source image, turning it into a night scene then designing the final cover. The last entry also notes how to create swatches so people can more easily view, compare, and select the covers they like.

Creating the Portrait’s Cover – Creating the Base

Creating the Portait’s Base covers the process of taking a picture of a portrait and transform it into a usable cover using Corel PaintShop Pro. Users following this tutorial should be able to follow the process and gain familiarity with concepts like, effects, adjustments, familiarity with tools in the tools bar, and using the clone brush.

Creating the Portrait’s Cover – Digital Alchemy

The Portrait Cover BaseDigital Alchemy covers the process of taking the base image we created during Creating the Base then give it a more Gothic Horror feel using Corel PaintShop Pro. Users following this tutorial should be able to follow the process and gain familiarity with concepts like, layers,blending, tools bar, gradients, transformations from the Effects and Adjust menu.

Creating the Portrait’s Cover – Dressing up the Cover

The Portrait by Eveylyn ChartresDressing up the Cover uses the image created in Digital Alchemy will be turned into workable covers. Users following this tutorial should be able to follow along and gain familiarity with layers, layer styles, text tool, borders, font selection, caveats and workarounds in Corel PaintShop Pro.