Making Your Own Cover – For Absolute Beginners

Been making some covers myself lately for some prequel short stories to The Bow of Hart. Good DIY info here – reblogging on Archer’s Aim

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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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2 comments

  1. My cover was produced by a friend who only charged me $150 for sample and finished product. Then I uploaded it to my computer to submit for publishing, She got credit for it. She did a fantastic job for Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!! Since I didn’t know how to draw myself this was my alternative. It was cheaper than having a publishing co. do it.

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