Here is my Alternate Cover for the book World War Z. So I choose to do my alternate book cover in a stair step fashion with my text, something different than I had seen with most of the book covers or movies I looked up for this book. The title World War Z is either placed from top to bottom and centered in the middle of the book or the words “World War” would overlap the Z. So I decided to change my book cover up a bit. You can’t really see it but it looks the person in the lower right has a red marker of sorts and I placed the “Red Z” in a manner in which it looks like he drew it. With this view you can barely see the object or red marker in his hand as I seen it while working in the program GIMP. I tried keeping with the apocalyptic feel, post the zombie attacks, when the zombies were eradicated. My book cover shows a huge crater in the center this is where the zombies were lured in and a huge firey projectile was dropped on their heads.
Below are the two different original book covers for the book World War Z.
I aquired the picture for my alternate book cover through google images. I had imported the picture into the Application GIMP which I had downloaded from the design resource page from week 6 resources. Once I was able to import the picture I had to learn my way around how to manipulate the multiple layers. The layers in this picture were the picture itself and the 2 text boxes. Once I learned how to manipulate them and change the text settings I was able to place the text where I wanted it. I chose this program over Adobe due to it being free, but from what I’ve heard both are relatively the same in functionality. I have just scratched the surface of this program but I look forward to using it in upcoming assignments.