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Friday, July 15, 2011

Creating Cover Art, Down & Dirty Tips

My guest post on creating cover art is up at Kristen Lamb's blog. Huzzah! I was so worried because I had no idea if Kristen ever got my files.

Now don't make me look bad. Go over there and ask me questions--or at least make funny faces.

This particular post was particularly important to me because it's the one thing I can talk about with expertise. Whether you're creating your own art or looking for a designer, I hope you find it useful.

13 comments:

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

heading over right now

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ok i read it, but my work PC won't let me comments. Just wanted to let you know that i thought the post was great and super insightful!

Anne R. Allen said...

Fantastic post over at Kristin's. I've got it bookmarked. Love your covers. I'm about to try to design my own, so this came at a perfect time. I majored in art and I've been a theater and retail window designer, so I'm good with design, but didn't know where to begin. This is just the info I needed. Thanks!

Maria Zannini said...

Sarah: Sorry you couldn't comment over there, but thanks for giving me sugar over here. :)

Maria Zannini said...

Anne: Welcome! I'm glad it was useful.

PS I had a similar background and then Corporate America hired me. It was all downhill from there. LOL.

Thanks for popping in.

jackie b central texas said...

Huzzah indeed glad the post aired and hope you are enjoying all of us enjoying what you shared Maria, I am particularly fond of you saying it only looks hard but is much worse... See I knew it was better for me not to learn how to do design work! LOL

Maria Zannini said...

Jackie: I'm just so fussy about details. It was much easier when it was just a pen and a piece of paper.

Ellie Garratt said...

I've been and read. Amazing advice as always. Thank you!

Ellie Garratt

Madeleine said...

Ooh sounds intriguing... off I go :O)

Barbara Ann Wright said...

I haven't been commenting much on your roadshow, but I've been following along. ^_^

Elle Strauss said...

Did you do your own cover for The Devil May Pay, or did you hire out? it's beautiful.

Maria Zannini said...

@Ellie
@Madeleine
@Barbara

Thanks, guys!

@Elle: Did it myself. That's why I feel qualified to offer those cover tips on Kristin Lamb's blog.

Elle Strauss said...

Wow, okay, maybe I'll give it a shot....maybe. Thanks for the tips!