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Choose a cover art style – photoshop it, or illustrate it?

March 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Choose a cover art style – photoshop it, or illustrate it?

You can roughly divide current book cover art into different styles: (1) Illustrated Cover This is where an illustrator draws and then colours a scene taken from the novel. This is relatively expensive and takes time, as a talented artist has to devote anything from a week to a month to create the cover art, which is then integrated into the design of the book jacket by a studio – with other elements┬ásuch as descriptive back-page text, title, author’s name and bar code added later. The advantage of this method is that the cover will contain a scene that references what actually happens in the novel. Here’s an example by […]

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