#Photo Rehab Cover Makeover – “The Long Way Home”

Lucile De Godoy has launched a new photo challenge called the “Photo Rehab Cover Makeover,” as part of her Photo 101 Rehab Clinic! Here is what Lucile has to say about this unique challenge:

“It’s the Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Makeover!

What’s the theme? To make a cover for the book, CD or movie that we will share with you every Thursday.

How does it work? Here is the Drama Queens’ prescription:

  • Every Thursday we will give you the name of a book or movie, etc. and share with you our take on a new cover.
  • You will prepare you own cover by using your archive photos or shooting a new one to go with the theme.
  • Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Ping Back (hyperlink) to this post. You may also copy your link to the comments section of this post.
  • Use the tag #PhotoRehabCoverMakeover, so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
    Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
  • If you wish, you can add to your post the badge we made for the challenge (below).
  • We will make a weekly wrap up of all the ingenious cover makeovers photos!

Considering that this idea came from two drama queens, isn’t this a cool challenge?!

Now that you have your theme, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in.

This week’s theme is: “THE LONG WAY HOME”. A book from Louise Penny.

Here is the original cover  

And here is the gorgeous make over made by Desley! 

Read on for details on how she made the cover.

For our first Cover Makeover, we thought we would share with you how it was made. The image of the road is one that I took a few years ago in Stanthorpe, which is a small wine region in Queensland, Australia.

In Lightroom, I converted the image to black and white and added some drama “imagereboot-style”. Of course, drama!

Now for the fun part! I transferred the image to my iPhone and opened it in the “Over” app. This cool little app lets you add text and artwork to your images. It comes with a standard set up fonts, but I recently added a new bundle pack of fonts and artwork. I’m really looking forward to playing with them.

Once you’re happy with the result, you can save it to your camera roll and upload to WordPress.

If you don’t have Over, you can use MS Word, PowerPoint or Photoshop, or apps like Pixlr, PicMonkey, Olympus Image Share, Hueless (b&w) and Camera+.

What else do YOU use for adding text to images??

Ready to juice up your artistic side?”

WOW! What a cool photography challenge! Here is what I came up with:

I am not quite sure how to get it to size out more like a book cover. Any helpful hints would be appreciated. I used Pic Monkey on a photo I took on my Samsung Galaxy 5 phone camera.

Join in! Have fun and learn a useful talent along the way!

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing all of you again!




  1. I miss reading about all your fabulous work! When I manage to get time to come back on WP, I make sure to have a peek this way!
    The content always puts a smile on my face 🙂

    I hope you are well and enjoying life, Colleen ❤


  2. This looks to be a really fun challenge. I’ve been using PicMonkey recently and getting to grips with it. I’ve been having fun. I usually avoid photo editing software because it’s far too complicated, but I can cope with PicMonkey! Thanks for sharing ❤

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  3. What a beautiful cover and thanks for joining the challenge. If you did want to change the photo shape, you can crop the image into portrait format. In this case, you would lose some of the edges though. But regardless, I think it’s lovely!!

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  4. Oooo, fun challenge Colleen. I may have a go (if I can find the time).

    Your cover looks very refreshing. It would certainly catch my eye in a bookstore and I would pick the book up and read the back cover once I’d finished admiring your cover.

    Well done 🙂

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  5. I think there are a variety of programmes to resize pictures. I have Photoshop and it does resizing, but I find it very complicated for other things. Canva https://www.canva.com/ has set formats of different sizes and if you use your own pictures it’s free. They also have videos on how to use their filters, add letters, etc. You might want to give it a go, especially if you use social media as it has presets for most standard sites.
    Book covers… I never stop thinking about book covers these days, but I’m terrible at them.


    1. Thanks for the great info, Olga. I did enjoy this challenge. She is going to do CD covers, movie boxes, etc. Just another fun way to try and learn new things. I don’t think this was a particularly good attempt as my first try. I will have to see how creative I can become. I guess you have to look at the book covers and see which ones grab you and then incorporate many of those same qualities in your own cover. Hmmmm. 😀


    1. I have. I felt funny about my decision all week. I know most people don’t have tons of time either. I do not want to alienate anyone and I felt like I was. The likes are back. ❤ 😀


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