One Knish Two Knish Whitefish Gefilte Fish Book Cover Design

One Knish Two Knish Whitefish Gefilte Fish Book Cover Mockup

This book cover was designed for Slapshtik, a company who’s mission is to use humor to promote and expand Jewish culture, tradition and heritage. The book tells the story of a young Jewish boy who tries to catch a gefilte fish.

The image above is a mockup created in Photoshop. To make this image I first created an ink illustration, scanned it and imported it into Photoshop. From there I set the blending mode on the line art layer to multiply and created a new layer below it. On that new layer I used the brush tool set to pressure sensitivity along with a Wacom graphics tablet to add color to the image. I then brought the image into Illustrator to create the text. Next I photographed one of my son’s books, brought the photo into photoshop and used the clone tool to remove all images and text from the photo. I was then left with a blank book containing nice highlights and shadows. I imported the book cover design which I had completed in Illustrator into Photoshop and set the cover design layer blending mode to multiply. Next I used the skew command to fit the design onto the photo of the book. After that all that was left to do was clean up the edges using a layer mask.

Ink Illustration Before and After Being Colored in Photoshop

One Knish Two Knish Whitefish Gefilte Fish Illustration in Black and White
One Knish Two Knish Whitefish Gefilte Fish Illustration in Color





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