Posts

Historical Trilogy

Image
$175, 3 ebook cover series
"As is" design. I will change to your title and your author name.

Contact at sdwauthor@yahoo.com to purchase.

Historical Trilogy

Image
$175.00 for all 3 ebook covers. Paperback prices are standard. To purchase, email sdwauthor@yahoo.com.

*"As is" design. No changes to effects or images. I will substitute your title & your author name.



Christmas Designs

Image
$50 each Contact sdwauthor@yahoo.com

*"As Is" design, with no changes except your title & name. 




Historical Series of Three

Image
$175
ebook covers only "As is" pricing with no changes to photographs, fonts, or other styling. I will add your title and name at no charge. Email sdwauthor@yahoo.com

Historical Seasonal Ebook Series For Sale

Image
$200 ebook covers only
"As is" pricing with no changes to photographs, fonts, or other styling. I will add your title and name at no charge.
Email sdwauthor@yahoo.com

Why You Should Hire A Designer

Image
On the left is the original. The final result is on the right.
The last column is layers and masks used.

The idea behind this blog is to give a look at the inner workings of book cover design and encourage those who have no graphic design training to hire someone who knows the ins and outs.

As a bit of a backstory, I was a photographer and a graphic designer years before I ever wrote a book. That my self-training has come to be of so much use to me is a blessing. I could not have churned out so many books without it.

The above design I did just for kicks. I do a lot of designs when I am bored or can't write or it's late and I'm trying to waste time or sometimes simply to learn. It is therapy for my brain.

When I saw this original image, it looked like a historical fiction cover to me, except I didn't like her hair or the background. Removing background can be easy or insanely hard. This was moderate. I created a mask using a combination of brushes and the quick selectio…