I received quite a bit of feedback from my early cover art designs of Shadow Cat. Very helpful. I took them into consideration and got rid of the animated images which many said gave it an amateurish look.
If you don’t remember the first attempts, behold!
When you’re done laughing, feel free to keep reading.
Originally I thought to replace the woman above with a photograph of a woman. Then I started to worry about sex appeal. I figured more women would be inclined to purchase Shadow Cat than men since it’d be listed under romance. So goodbye Lady. Hello, Mister.
I actually liked the one above… and I didn’t like it. Somewhere along the line I realized the importance of a background. And of course, it doesn’t hurt to have more flesh. 🙂 And so the below cover art came to be.
Does this cover tempt you to want Shadow Cat for your very own? Why or why not? Inquiring minds want to know. Okay. I just want to know.
All of these examples I did in Photoshop Elements 7. If you’re interested in my review of the product, hop on over to the post.