When I first got involved in publishing, I convinced myself I could never design my own cover. I wasn't artistic enough. I didn't have the time to get a four or six-year art degree, on top of building a publishing platform for my fiction.
I was so amazed when I found out just how easy it really is to use the tools of Photoshop (or Gimp) to create beautiful artwork. While there may be some projects which still require a professional artist, I can currently handle most covers myself.
Time to Melt a Crown
Today, I thought it would be fun to do a little experiment and show you guys just how easy it is to use some tools in Photoshop. This one is called the 'Liquify' tool, and is surprisingly useful for, you guessed it, making stuff melt!
With the new year on the horizon, here are my upcoming titles you should be watching out for. I may throw in some short fiction as well, but these are the heavy hitters to keep in mind.
February 2017 - The second Claws and Steel Novel, "Beyond the Edge"
April 2017 - The third Corrupted Genes Novel, "The Final Strain"
May 2017 - The third Shattered Realms Novel, "Persuader's Might"
Are You a Writer?
If one of your new years resolutions is to start writing, or put your stories into print for the world to see, make sure to swing by my YouTube Channel, here.
I've posted a couple dozen videos which provide basic overviews of marketing, writing, publishing and designing your own covers. Feel free to leave any questions or comments below any video, and I'll attend to them within twenty four hours.
That's All for Now
I hope you guys are having a wonderful week. I'll see you all next Thursday. Bye.