Okay, as the thread title says….I’m looking for some input on the tweaks to my current Sci Fi Novel cover. I wanted to update it but still keep the ‘feel’ of the original. I built the original back in March on a ‘shoestring’ budget before I found DAZ. I bought the armor and sword from Dreamstime and cobbled them together on Photoshop. It worked…but the armor was nothing like the one in my head (or hopefully) in the story. I have a sequel coming out next month with the new logo—- so I tried to blend the old with the new.
This is the eBook cover version. The left image is my original and the right the updated version.
Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
It is not very clear that he’s firing a gun from his left hand-I would suggest using a more metallic surface setting, maybe even some metal shaders, on the gun, and rotating the camera slightly so that we’re not looking at the gun/discharge headon.
If the lightning on the sword is postwork, you could try duplicating the lightning layer, blurring it slightly, setting to screen, and adjusting layer opacity to taste. This might give you a more glowy, plasma like effect.