Cleaning the fish

The original artwork for this soon-to-be-republished Jewish fiction was created by the author himself. Beautiful, but the image was one solid bitmap, with no layers, and the publisher needed to be able to move individual elements around. This is where I come in – to create layers and do a little cleanup – not an unusual request.

I needed to make a large layer of only the gold texture, in case it was needed to cover the front and back. And I separated the fish from the symbols from the background, attaching effects to each layer that could be turned on or off. The symbols are an important part of the story, so I made them vector, cleaner edges and better readability. Last step was to make the dark water around the fish more uniform, while retaining the original painted feel. Quick and fun.

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