How to make a book cover in 2 easy steps (or 200 not so easy steps). Follow along and watch the magic happen. Probably.

Dan Alatorre

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Occasionally, I try to make a book cover for an upcoming work.

(That sucker above looks amazing.)

Sometimes I do it to give the cover designer an idea of what I’m looking for; sometimes I just wanna see if I can do it.

Us creative types are like that.

USUALLY AUTHORS CAN’T DO THEIR OWN COVERS

(And shouldn’t!)
Fair warning. What we think they look like usually isn’t as good as what they really look like, and isn’t as professionalas what they SHOULD look like.

Okay, disclaimers over. Let’s make a book cover!

I won’t pretend that the cover above only took me 10 minutes to do. The first – the first…

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