Here it is. Noir Medley. A collected fiction by L A Sykes. For me it’s got to be the creation of the book. Like I said in an earlier post, I’m not one for editing, but I’m definitely an artist that loves creating books. I intentionally made Sykes’s book larger than the others as I wanted something you could get your hands round, if you get my meaning. 🙂
The spine is perfect, just as I predicted and I did this using Adobe Illustrator. The back cover was done using Photoshop and then placed onto an Illustrator Art board.
The front shattered effect was something I used from a tutorial I googled. It’s really effective, but had some real dramas.
The colour black was a weird problem I faced. Black ain’t black, it’s different in CMYK than in RGB.
Anyway, his book is out now if you want good read. Some of it’s pretty grim and hard hitting.