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Make a Personalised Gift for the Golfer in Your Life (using just a photograph and computer) (Make a Personalised Gift for... Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Alan Taylor
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Book Description

We all enjoy giving and receiving gifts, don't we?
A lot of people can be pretty tough to buy for, though :-(

It's not their fault - they probably don't know what they want themSELVES.
So how can they be expected to let YOU know?

Over 15 years of running CartoonPortraits.co.uk I've helped hundreds of people solve the problem of "not knowing what" to give their golfer friends.
Actual golfing equipment is pretty expensive and gets predictable :-)

Obviously having a cartoon portrait specially created for you costs more than many people can afford.
So I decided to write this book explaining how YOU can quickly and easily create your own cartoon portrait using only free software on your computer and a few files I'm giving you along with this book.

You'll receive a golfing cartoon template file which has male and female bodies already in it, a choice of hands holding different objects you can add to your picture, extra books and boxes in case you want to add more interests as well as a couple of shading patterns we're going to use to create cross hatching effects.

So you can follow the tutorial more easily I'm giving you the exact photograph I'm using - so you can replicate what I've done step by step.
There's even a video for you to watch!

The great thing about a cartoon portrait is that it can be tailored to absolutely anybody.
I've drawn lots of very similar cartoon portraits - they all follow the same general principles - but they're all totally personalized to their recipient.
Your golfer friend's cartoon will work just the same...

Make a list of everything you can think of about your friend.
We know they play golf but what else?
What do they do for a living?
What other hobbies have they got?
Any pets?
Do they play a musical instrument?
You know the sort of things that make a life...

What we're going to do is find a way to include references to all those things in their cartoon.

People often say about gifts "It's the thought that counts."
Which gift shows more thought - monogrammed golf balls or a fully personalized cartoon portrait you drew yourself?

And it's not only the gift's recipient who'll be impressed.
Everyone who sees your picture will be amazed...
(a) that you thought of it and
(b) that you were able to create it

Not that creating your cartoon portrait will be particularly difficult - it won't.
But why let them know that?

Click the Buy Now button to start amazing your friends with touching personal gifts you've made specially for them.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1588 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I9HZD2Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,347,912 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Hi, I'm Alan and I really enjoy writing books and making videos :-)

The first book I wrote was to accompany a video training course I'd made showing how to use your computer to help draw "cartoon portraits".
I sold the course through Canonbury Publishing, a "biz opp" publisher and did very well.

I'm currently working on a follow-up course about "comic book portraits".
Essentially you take a picture you like from an old comic book (I show you where to find tons of comic books in the public domain) and change the face to one your customer wants (they provide a photo)...
More details when that course is finished.

Although I actually prefer writing to drawing, many of my books seem to be picture based - often using a computer.
My children's book, "The Magic Coloring Book", for example uses NASA images as well as drawings from patent applications manipulated digitally as a large part of the story.
Perhaps I'm just sticking with what I know?

I hope to become brave enough to release a text only book one day ;-)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 11 Feb. 2014
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A unique and funny gift idea and an opportunity to be creative as well. Easy to follow steps, even for a ' non-computer' person like me. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 Feb. 2014
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Yes the drawings are very accurate and humorous. I also like the very personal touch, am hoping He will do another for hockey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A unique & fun gift 9 Feb. 2014
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People always appreciate something personal, which the giver has spent time and event over, and this enable anyone to do this by following the straightforward tips and guidance from a very skills and experience cartoonist.
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