This was one of those details I kind of overlooked when I first started thinking about putting together an ebook of my posts from last year. Mid-way through the process I was asked to provide a marketing image for the shop that would essentially be the cover of the book. Given pretty much all the images on my site belong to people who are not me and the material is used for review purposes, clearly they were out of the question which left me wondering what images I could or should use. I must admit, I was fairly happy with the result even if it was a bit more of a rush job than I would normally like.
In the end, I turned to my folder of photos from Japan. Those who follow me on Facebook will know I started trying to upload a photo a day from my trips to Japan and mostly that was because while looking for images to use on the cover of the book I remembered just how fun travelling around Japan was and how cool some of the things I’d seen had been. I will admit though, I’m pretty rubbish at keeping the photo a day schedule going on Facebook and I keep forgetting. But when I remember it is great fun to think about what I was doing when I took the photo and think about how much I’d love to go back to Japan.
Anyway, the final image uses a red background (the same colour red as the hair of my avatar) with three other images laid over it with varying levels of transparency and colour removal. Basically I played with it until I liked what it looked liked.
So with that as the background I just needed the title and the site’s logo/header and then I had a cover image. I think next year I’m going to need to remember that a cover is a part of a book just a little sooner so that I can really think about the image. However, this actually worked out reasonably well and I don’t mind how it ended up looking. Plus, I had a reason to revisit all of those photos from Japan that had just been sitting on a hard-drive for quite a number of years now.
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