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Old Apr 27, 2004, 8:36 AM   #1
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Default Book Jacket - Sailmaker's Apprentice



Published by International Marine

ISBN 0-07-157980-X (alk. paper)

I was sewing a new grommet (brass ring) into a sail and setting a new eyelet (brass liner) to protect the stitching from chafe when my shipmate suggested using the work for the Challenge Book Jacket. The image dimensions have the same ratio as the original book jacket.

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Old Apr 27, 2004, 8:46 AM   #2
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Tell your shipmate that he has one heck of a good eye!

And as for your composition, everything about it is right: pertinence, color, design, lettering. A publisher ought to hire you.
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Barbara:

My shipmate is my wife, Lenora. L is the one responsible for us owning sailboats. She is crazy about sailing.

L suggested using the sail work for the challenge. L was taking images to "learn" the camera as I worked on the sail. After I finished, we setup the props and I took the image shown. The original image was not that good - a high noon shot and landscape format.

I had to crop the image but still leave enough space for the text. I added a "burned color" duplicate layer (50% opacity) over the image then adjusted "curves" to a slight "S" shape The "burned color" duplicate layer made the image.

You wrote, "a publisher should hirer you." The difference between a professional and what I attempt to do is, they bring back the image day after day. I am lucky just to capture a good image here and there.

Your challenges are not that easy - thanks for the mental stimulation. The weekly challenge forces me to "get the image."

Fair Winds & Following Seas,

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Old Apr 27, 2004, 10:37 AM   #4
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Very pro indeed, Rod !

Could really be a book jacket.

Don't know why, but your image immediatly reminds of those wonderful large and heavy books.
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What a nice sew job, too! Wow, this book jacket really pops - nice contrasts and what a great study in shapes and lines! You're very lucky to have a mate that is also your partner!
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Superb, Rod
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Old Apr 27, 2004, 1:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the nice comments but as I indicated before, Photoshop saved the image. Without the burned color duplicate layer the image is so - so.

Sergio,

The book is rather heavy - 24 cm X 20 cm X 4.2 cm.

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It's really good. And you've put thought into where you put the text which some people can forget.
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fantastic job! the picture is great!
lol...this would be really hard....but i think it would be REALLY cool....if you had the authors name....or the title or some of the text "sewed" in, in photoshop!....
lol...crazy idea....but would be cool

nice work
nice text placement
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Vito:

I am not satisfied with the font I selected for the author and illustrator. It just is not quite right but I needed to move on and posted the image as is. Based on your suggestion, perhaps a monogram look might work for the font.

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