The Poet and the Painter

book cover or paperback cover of lighthouse on clear day
original image of lighthouse for book cover

Strengthening colours is sometimes beneficial. In this case it was a beautifully simple image but the colour was washed out. I overlaid two versions and added a blue filter to the top half of the sky to bring it to life and give that gently graduated tone in the top half of the image.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Garamond Narrow. The original image is from pexels.com

Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.

If you need a cover for your new novel or if you’re short of an idea for a plot? Browse these imagined book covers and strap lines for ideas.

Dunes

book cover design based on beach dunes
original image for the book cover dunes

Colours don’t have to always be bold and bright to grab the attention and space can positively for you. Non designers tend to try to fill every last pixel with something, but ‘negative’ space as on this design can positively draw the eye to it.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Bodoni (a very old-fashioned style). The original image is from picwizard.com

Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around £80 ($100) is a good guide.

If you need a cover for your new novel or if you’re short of an idea for a plot? Browse these imagined book covers and strap lines for ideas.