Before & After Comparisons

Found Background
Found Background

Background Image

Found type
Found type

Distorted Typeface

found final blur
found final blur

Found Background
Found Background

Background Image

1/3
I Found You

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Created distorted Type with water droplet distortion

 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Original Photo

Type removed plus various retouching

Embossed gold foil effect added

Original Photo

1/4
Give War and Peace A Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times

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Created embossed gold foil effect

 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Original Photo
Original Photo

Original image with muddy water

Step 1
Step 1

Use hue/saturation in Photoshop to change muddy color. This will serve as a base to add clear water.

Emerald Mile Final image
Emerald Mile Final image

Final touch up and color adjustments.

Original Photo
Original Photo

Original image with muddy water

1/5
The Emerald Mile

 

The main goal was to make the muddy water look like clear water.

 

Main retoucher: Dolores Zorreguieta

 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

1/2
Love, Life, and Elephants

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Hand coloring of old b/w photo

 

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Original stock image
Original stock image

Retouched with added skyline
Retouched with added skyline

Original stock image
Original stock image

1/2
Every Friday Night

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A daytime stockimage is changed to night shot featuring a manhattan skyline that I shot on the roof of my apartment building.

 

Publisher: Doubleday

Original Photo
Original Photo

Clothing Added
Clothing Added

Original Photo
Original Photo

1/2
What They Want

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The original cover was deemed too sexy for certain markets, so I was asked to add clothing to the shot.  I found a model with similar physique, and have my photographer shot it in similar angle and light.  Quite a bit of retouching was needed to match up the 2 shots.

 

Publisher: Simon & Schuster