Every week we give a new prompt, and participants go wild, using all their creativity, and producing fabulous covers far better than the original ones used by publishers.
Welcome to last week’s Wrap up and to the new challenge.
This was last week’s theme: The Lord of the Rings!
And here are the gorgeous covers made by the participants. We’ve included the links to their blogs, so that you can visit them to learn how they made their covers. Go and visit!
Thank you all for taking part and bringing so much creativity and originality to this challenge! We love what you do!
Joanne from Coffee Fuels My Photography is back after having fun with her children for the last two month’s of summer vacation. And look at how gorgeous is the book cover that she made!
Debbie from Deb’s World
uses a photo I took a few years ago while walking in the mountains of Nepal. You can just see the tip of a mountain peeping through the clouds if you look closely. I love the deep gorges and considered the original colouring but went with black and white instead. I thought it suited the Lord of the Rings theme.
I used a different editing program for this one for the first time, (Canva), and it wasn’t too difficult to use.
Disperser Tracks had originally planned lots of neat stuff to capture the spirit of the book but I am glad he liked what he did. I do! He has followed elaborate steps while post processing the photo, and if you want to learn about that, head to his blog to learn from him.
Julie Powel Photographer and Graphic Artist made not just one but three covers; The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. It was fascinating to learn that she shot these photos in the movie set in New Zealand! Here is what she did!
Book 1 is Bilbo & Frodo’s Hobbit Hole in the Hobbitn the Shire, the real movie set in New Zealand. One simple shot, no addons.
Book 2 is a replica Gollum with replica Ring (actually taken in Pellanor Fields where many battle scene were shot, superimposed standing on the bank of Mavora Lake, (where Frodo and Sam got in their boat to take the ring to Mount Doom).
Book 3 is really my Moth dressed as Saruman posing on Pellanor Fields with magnificent sunset composed over the top, almost looks like the Eye of Saruman.
And now is the time for you to learn about the theme for the Cover Makeover #11! This week, it’s a movie. And it’s a classic. The Sound of Music.
Sabina Ayne from Library of Cats. Toby is getting every week better and better with this challenge. He took a ride at PicMonkey, played with overlaying photos and here we are! Stunning cover! Go to her blog to see her other covers.
Jennifer Nicholle Wells was such a fan of of the LOTR during middle school that after rummaging through her stash in her storage closet, she rediscovered the map of middle earth and one ring! The detailed process she followed to make this stunning cover is so interesting, making it impossible not to visit her blog!
Sara Vernon from First Night Design intended to create a black and white cover with the title, author, one of the protagonists, and a ring. But….she discovered a site that compared the book’s characters to real people. Gandalf, as played by Ian McKellen, was likened to Walt Whitman! She changed her mind and made a colorful cover. Check her blog to learn what she did.
Although Desley says that she is well known for not loving this movie, she chose it. In fact she had Sound of Music’s fatigue, for watching it so often!
And as you may know, Desley and I make our version of the challenge. Head to her blog to hear the rest of the story and and to see Desley’s version.
So, ready to go for the next challenge?
Here is how it works.
- Every Thursday we will give you the name of a book, music or movie, etc. and share with you our take on a new cover.
- You will prepare you own cover by using your archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme.
- Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Ping Back (hyperlink) to this post. You may also copy your link to the comments section of this post.
- Use the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover, so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
- Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
- If you wish, you can add to your post the badge we made for the challenge (below).
- We will make a weekly wrap up of all the ingenious cover makeovers photos!
Every Thursday at 12:15 am CET you will find here the combined post. Immediately after that, every Thursday at 12:30 am CET, you will see the post with our version of the cover, which either Desley or I will create.
Isn’t this a cool challenge?!
Now that you have your theme, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in.
Here is the link to add your Cover Makeover to the link where all photos are. Click on the image below to add your cover when you are ready.
Happy Cover Makeover-ing 🙂
Lucile and Desley