PROFESSIONAL BOOK COVER DESIGN
This creative layout was done entirely in Photoshop for a Web graphic UI navigational graphic with rollovers, but the creative style could also be recreated as a great book cover artistic design for digital desktop publishing click on the cover image above to go to the actual sliced User Interface in action.
While Photoshop vector capabilities can produce vector-based text, Gary Ballard would probably place the pixel-based image in Illustrator or InDesign and setup the type there (outside of Photoshop) if the book-cover art was going to printing press.
G. BALLARD design studio produced a number of these Beautiful creative cover designs for his website KUMEYAAY.INFO (click on the book thumbnails below to see the working designs in action):
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY BOOK DESIGNS, Adobe InDesign:
SETH MALLIOS, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Anthropology, San Diego State University (SDSU) hired Gary Ballard to do the design and graphic layout for five of his recent books:
These academic books were trimmed to 8.5x11 inches, and were between 100-275 pages per book Gary Ballard used Photoshop® to optimize the photos, InDesign® to lay out the book, Illustrator® to work on the logos, Microsoft® Word® and Excel® for the text and giant data spreadsheets, and finally Acrobat® to export the production PDFs for the off-set commercial printer.
The Whaley House in Old Town, is a historical landmark in San Diego; Nate Harrison is a popular black San Diego pioneer who lived in a cabin on Palomar Mountain.
These are fascinating books about early San Diego history in Southern California.
Professional Adobe® Photoshop® and InDesign® creative San Diego book designer Gary G. Ballard, Southern California, USA, is an independent commercial graphic designer.
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