Cover Art

Posted: June 9, 2011 in Self Publishing
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If you want to self publish, whether it’s e-pubbing or print copies, you need to make a decision about what your cover looks like.  You can hire someone to create one for you, or you can mix and match your own from royalty free artwork available from one of the sites listed in the link above.  With a simple picture editing program like Paint, or even just a screen grab utility and Word, you can create a great looking cover for free.

This temporary book cover for my novel Painted Black (we are still deciding on final cover art for the published book) was created by me with three different images in Word, using a free font called Graffiti.  Maybe it’s just me, but I like everything about it except maybe the font.  What do you think?

  1. dborys says:

    I tried it in italics and it looks a little more slanted. Then I tried Word Art, but couldn’t get the right angle. Someone mentioned a free program that works kind of like Photoshop that I might download and try.

  2. Robyn says:

    Hey Deb! Looks kinda cool! Can you angle the font so it looks like it was painted on the bricks?

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