Are you ready to create your Book Cover? In the last two posts, I shared two tips with you: (1) make your title super easy to read and (2) find one good image to support the title. Today, we go into the last kick-ass tip – a sweet, simple layout. And you can follow along in the video below to create your own freebie cover design.
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Now, on to my simple approach to a great cover …
Here’s what I do:
- Use just one cool font for the title – the one that matches my website.
- Use just one good image that supports the title.
- Sample a darker color from the image for the cover background.
- Make the title white or a lighter color so it stands out over the dark background.
I avoid …
- using multiple images as it becomes confusing
- using multiple fonts because it gets ugly
- using too many colors because it causes clashing
- trying to find the perfect image because it frustrates me and wastes time
Can you see how each of the points above work in these examples?
I especially like using a solid color for the background of the image because it creates a very powerful feeling AND when placed on a web page, it stands out.
As you can see the agent success one is using a powerful black and the heart-to-heart one is using a warm red.
Now it’s your turn. Watch this video to create your own kick-ass freebie cover.
Before you do the video, have a title in mind for your freebie and find an image for it at BigStockPhoto.com.
In the video, I refer to an example website, CoachKenn.com, that I use in the course.
We’ll be using Pixlr, a free online graphic design tool, like Photoshop.
Be sure to click the full-screen button on the bottom right of the video.
**All Images provided