Comps vs. Hi-Rez

I get a lot of photos from https://stock.adobe.com/  They’re usually pretty reliable, with a lot of good quality photos to choose from. I download free comps to work with and when the client approves the design – typically a book cover – I’ll get the hi-rez version and do the final. But this latest one was quite at variance with the comp that I showed the client, and I had to run curves on it, reduce the contrast and blur it to get it to look like the proof.

photo of a girl

We Must Return

“Mr. Cal Sharp has asked me to write a short note recommending his company, Caligraphics, and it is my pleasure to do so. I chose the ebook company Smashwords to publish and distribute my new ebook, and they recommended a number of cover artist and document formatters to contact and work with. After reviewing each service provider in the list, Cal’s cover art impressed me the most. And since he offered both cover design and manuscript formatting to Smashwords specs, it was an easy decision. The cover art proof process and selection was quick and the final design was liked by all. The manuscript formatting was perfect and it uploaded flawlessly to Smashwords. I highly recommend Cal and his company Caligraphics for your next ebook cover and formatting.”

July 20, 2016; William D. Eatwell / ebook: We Must Return.

We Must Return ebook cover

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