Thanks for the feedback on the cover of The Boy Next Door. I went back and played with it some more, and learned all sorts of things about the Transform tool in Photoshop. Meet Luna Moth II.
Still not totally in love with one particular element of this, but I think there’s a way around it. I’m working mostly in InDesign, and just determined that there’s a way to pick up part of a picture, put something under it, and then set it down again. Let’s hear it for cutting paths. Quite a lot of my floundering has to do with learning what is the right tool for the job.
But in the meantime, here’s V2 of The Boy Next Door. I wanted the very casual feel, so I changed the type and scruffed up the background. I’ve shared a house with these programs for years and never had need to use them, and now it’s all I can play with.
Dean Wesley Smith has created a monster.