I have two professional quality pictures with a green screen as their
background, making them easy to cut out if you have green screen software. (You can usually get this software free, it does not have to be very sophisticated to accomplish this task)
I need these two pictures to be the main part of my cover. One picture is
of a hand with a gun cocked back. I want this image to have smoke edited where the bullet casing flies out, plus a bullet flash. I also want a bullet edited into the picture, (remember that when a bullet is fired there is no casing, also in the interest of realism you may want to rip a real bullet being fired from the internet)
and perhaps a shell casing but that's up to you. The second picture is a teddy bear. The bear needs little alteration, but keep it orange; this is important.
I want the gun picture to come down from the top of the picture and be pointing at the top of the bears scalp. The bear should be sitting upwards and be directly beneath the gun/incoming bullet.
The lighting and effects of the pictures will have to be slightly altered
to get a desired look. They don't have to look like they are pictures per-say, but they do have to look somewhat realistic if you do decide to alter them more that just simply shading/lighting them.
I have a logo for the book that I may want it added also. This logo can be
edited as the designer sees fit. There are 2 pictures of this logo. The blue one is from the public data base. The red one is my edited version. You can change the emblem as you wish as long as it is cropped somewhat like mine. You can go to http://www.philosophiesdead.com to see other edited versions of this emblem.
The logo can be partially cut off over covered by something else. Its figure does not have to be fully visible on the front (could wrap around the book slightly) or just on the back. Up to the designer really. It may not even be necessary at all. It's up to you.
I would want a superior background that is not overly distracting from the two pictures I just described. I want the background to have some blue in it. The background must be done very well, seeing as that is the real reason I find it necessary to pay someone else to work on this. I encourage you to be creative here and make an amazing backdrop that fits well with the story. Once again, please include blueish elements in some part of the background, maybe near or around the bear, but up to you.
I would prefer the title (The Phoenix Cycle) to be at the top. I suggest some type of blurring so that the arm with the gun does not make the title hard to read. Try to make a cool text that is bold yet sophisticated...but be creative, and don't be afraid to surprise me. i don't really know much in the world of font.
Also, please add the question as the bottom of the book. "Would you?" this question is basically asking if you would shoot the bear. Feel free to be creative with the font as well, but don't make the words too big please.
If you are thinking about using the San Fransisco bridge, then be aware that in the book the bridge is broken, and it's also important to note that the bridge i not mentioned in this particular book of the series.
I would want the dimensions of the book to be for standard full color
paperback book i can order from create space. It should also fit amazons
I believe the dimensions are as follows:
height/width ratio of 1.6, this means:
1563 pixels on the shortest side and 2500 pixels on the longest side
the back side would be the same dimensions.
the spine is only 0.072064 inches as this is a promo book.
please make it to where the image can be slightly stretched or compressed, in case i need a slightly different size.