With this design, I was a bit worried. The author wanted a faded look. I'm more about vibrant colors. I like something that pops instantly. She opted for subtle. Overall, I enjoyed working on the cover and it was the first ebook cover we've designed.
I figured it would be okay since it wasn't a print book. Therefore, I went in and layered four colors on top of the original photo that was cropped on three sides. I then added two effects and this is what we came up with. Let me tell you, I've never seen so many women drool over a cover I've done.
Uncommitment turned out pretty good. What do you think?
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Christmas is upon us. We've had a wonderful year and look forward to 2009 being even better. Don't forget to focus on your writing career this holiday season because books are the best gift you can give. They are the gifts that never stop giving. Happy Holidays!!!
Many people don't realize that the design of your website, business products, etc are all part of building brand. If you see the little swoop, you immediately think Nike. Whether you see the name or not, the swoop is so popular that you know what you're looking at.
Authors need to think the same way. Today, we finished a banner for new author, Leigh Laurence. It was simple, but played into her entire line of book products and speaking engagements. She specializes in relationships and romance. Therefore, we worked with shades of red and purple, but nothing too obvious. What do you think?
I think that of all my covers thus far, this one has received the most compliments. Now while the design for Raw Redemption
is simple, it seems to work for the actual content. It allows room for speculation and such.
While working with the author, Lacresha Hayes, in designing this cover, she informed me she wanted to stick with the reds, blacks and browns. Anyone who've purchased copies of her books, or seen her work online knows that she's fond of those colors. I wanted to get away from them, but alas I must obey the author. It came out better than I thought it would.
With a few simple cuts and tweaks, and several layers, we got the coloring just right to denote regret, sorrow and passion.