Making Your Own Cover – For Absolute Beginners

Saturday inspiration! I found this article on LitWorld Interviews and had to reblog it. Not only does it provide useful tips on how to make your own cover, the instructions are clear and concise, even for me! Definitely worth reading and following. Enjoy.

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I know that everyone says that we should pay for cover artists and editors, and if we can afford it, I really think that we should. However, that probably makes us hybrid authors – who knows? So, in the spirit of the Absolute Indie, slaving away in a garret with a shortage of funds, we should know how to make a decent cover ourselves. Most people have either an iPhone or an Android these days. These phones take amazing pictures, and have all sorts of features from sepia effects to zoom and macro capabilities. No, no. Come out from under the desk my technophobic scribblers. It’s not that hard, and even pics taken with really old dinosaur phones can be manipulated into really cool covers. Let me show you the basics.

I’m going to be using one of my favourite programmes for this because it’s very easy to use. So…

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6 responses to “Making Your Own Cover – For Absolute Beginners

  1. Thanks for sharing Eloise! It really doesn’t take long to get the hang of paint.net. I’ve got other programmes that cost a bit but I keep coming back to this one. 🙂

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  2. That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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