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    This is the tentative cover for "The Guide to Pleasing Blurs" PDF.

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    I will let others chime in as I have already given my opinion.:)

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    Seems a little blurry... :D But seriously, I think it looks great. I would probably separate the two birdscapes in the LRC but otherwise I love the placement and variety of the blur techniques shown. Nice work guys. I will be having one!
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    I can hardly wait! Looks great to me. I see Kerry's point but there is also a continuity in the 2 bird blurs so I like it:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheryl Slechta View Post
    I can hardly wait! Looks great to me. I see Kerry's point but there is also a continuity in the 2 bird blurs so I like it:)
    Thanks Cheryl. We actually have both versions of the cover and decided to go with the one in Pane #1 because the REDs flow better with Denise's fall color blur above Blizzard in Blue :)

    Designing the cover was a big adventure for me. I came up with the basic placements of the images until I realized that the BKGR image for the text, which had been a Snow Goose bllur, was not really a good choice and that the image with the text needed to be larger. So I made the two images about the text photo smaller and chose Denise's lilac blur as BKGR for the text, and voila!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Perkins View Post
    Seems a little blurry... :D But seriously, I think it looks great. I would probably separate the two birdscapes in the LRC but otherwise I love the placement and variety of the blur techniques shown. Nice work guys. I will be having one!
    Hey Kerry, You got both Denise and me with your "seems a little blurry" comment! Your idea has merit and we considered separating the two snow goose blurs very carefully (as seen below) but after much discussion decided to stay with the version in Pane #1 (as per my comments to Cheryl).
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    Looks great, Artie! :) I like the first version better too.
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    Looks very pleasing to me!

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    Artie, I see your point and think you guys came up with a very nice cover. :cool: Glad I could give you a chuckle...
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    Thanks Kerry. Both Denise and I said "What is he talking about?" when we first read your note (but only for about 1 second)!
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    Not too keen on the font, looks a bit like a children's book font.

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    Also I'd keep it simple and have just one image, the wildebeest is great with more space in the top right for the title

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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jim. As for the children's book, making blurs is a lot like playing so maybe it fits :) We decided to go with multiple images as the subject matter is so diverse.
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