I was going through my ‘Favorites’ list, and I realized something. Almost all of my covers are “pretty”. I know, how judgmental of me, but we all know that almost all of us click on books because of their covers at first glance!
I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I make my own covers and what program I use to make them. Usually, I’m vague and not very informational when I answer because well, to tell them I would have to write a whole book! Thus, this book was born.
It’s not just about a pretty picture. No, no , no! There is a keyword to an eye-catching cover, and that is: Professional. I get this particular feeling when I see an amazing picture paired with professional looking fonts and designs. Jesus Christ does that get my reading juices flowing! I just want to click on the damn thing and vote people! Well, the writing has to be just as great as the cover, but you get the point.
So, in this book I will be teaching you how to make professional looking covers. I will show you how and where to find amazing pictures, how to have clear and visually appealing images come together, how to find and use new fonts, and how to end up putting that image on your book!
For those of you who cringe at the mere thought of cover making, fear no more! Also, if you already think you’re pretty nifty at cover making, I promise, I have a few cool tricks up my sleeve that you don’t know about!
The first chapters will be for beginners and we will cover (pun totally intended.) the basics. As the chapters progress I will teach you how to layer, add gradients, etc.
On the side is a slide show of my covers. Check them out and let me know what you think :)