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Archive for Book and Magazine covers

Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS5

My teaching assignments with the University of Washington and Everett Community College allowed me to assemble several of my lesson plans into an InDesign primer, targeted at users new to the InDesign product. Constantly in development, the book encompasses lessons to get users working as quickly as possible (a similar goal to that my courses).

Knockspell Magazine cover and masthead design

This magazine project featured several deliverables; Cover design and production; the periodical features a piece of original art on each issue. The piece shown here was contracted by me, and under my art direction. The illustrator provided the scanned line art, and I applied the coloring in Photoshop. Masthead design; I designed the masthead was […]

The Willamette Locomotive book cover

A 4-color cover design. The ligature treatment on the cover is a reproduction of the company’s logo using Infini-D. Painting and photographic images were supplied by client, scanned and color-corrected for the cover.  

The Everett and Monte Cristo Railway book cover

A 2-color book cover produced in Photoshop and Illustrator. The title lock-up treatment was created to replicate the actual logo used by the locomotive line. See also the interior and technical illustrations for this project.

Usherwood Expansion for OSRIC book cover

Cover for gaming manual. The front illustration was composed in Bryce3D. Remainder of composition was executed in Photoshop. This cover was used to establish look-and-feel for publisher’s entire product line.  

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