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Book cover design job:
Book title is Presstitutes, Embedded in the Pay of the CIA.
Subtitle is A Confession from the Profession.
Author Name is Udo Ulfkotte
See attached mockup [login to view URL]
The assignment is to finish this concept.
Here are my ideas which I hope will work to finish this cover.
You can send a mockup showing how you would do it along with your price quote.
1. The title Presstitutes. Run the lettering top down instead of bottom up.
Next I would like you to create a special effect where the lettering is formed from the open spaces in black lace leggings such as are worn by ladies of the night. You can google images or pinterest for black lace leggings. So the letters would be tan or flesh color spaces in the lace and there will be tighter black lace patterns around the letters. Like [login to view URL] or here, searched pinterest on black lace pattern, [login to view URL]
So you could use photoshop to stretch the spaces in the lace to open the letters.
Alternatively, the lettering can be black lace and the background can be tan color with light fishnet like here [login to view URL] which is a mostly open pattern.
So that would be the lettering for the title which stays same place on the left vertical.
2. Subtitle would be at the top of the main space. Use drape canopies, three layers, top layer Embedded, 2nd in the Pay, 3rd of the CIA.
Searching pinterest for stage curtains. [login to view URL] is good, but the three main drapes should be one above the other vertically, not side by side. On left and right put a small drape with a gold tassel like you see here. The idea is the curtains on a canopy bed, as well as a stage curtain.
For the prostitute we don't need to show a face, just the legs and maybe top of head. See how it looks to put on streetwalker boots instead of those little sandals.
The lady should be holding a large newspaper open, hiding her face and most of upper body, except on either side you see hands with long red fingernails holding the newspaper. I will help with fake news headlines, corporate media and social media logos etc. to put on the newspaper. There is a red pillow or bolster behind her. Maybe a heart shaped throw pillow too on either side. The lighting can also be red like "red light district," if you can put a red glow over the image.
The 2nd subtitle, "A Confession from the Profession," can be a ribbon that floats in front of the bed near the bottom of the cover. Like the middle one here that says Lorem & Ipsum [login to view URL]
Author title could be signed like an artist at bottom corner of canvas basing on a script font .
3. The bed can be littered with magazines, newspapers, media and CIA logos, $100 bills. models of cruise ships airliners, US capitol dome, CIA/CNN logo. I will help with this.
Would you do this all in photoshop with graphic effects or do you have hand rendering illustrations skills?
Step 1. Send bid & sample in the contest. to your portfolio and your skill set.
Step 2. Win the contest and the job award. We work on completing the design.
Step 3. Final delivery of a multi layered photoshop file. AVOID FLATTENING LAYERS AS YOU WORK. I usually want to make adjustments within layers.