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Book Covers: Are they showing the Heart and Soul of Your Work?

14 Nov

 

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Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Book Covers are often challenging to design as they should show the heart and the soul of the book in one single image and at the same time should be visually striking and appealing. 
“23 Creative Book Cover Designs and their Story” is a showcase of creative book cover designs, indicating the typefaces used for the title or text:

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/creative-book-cover-story

Many brilliant background images are diminished by bland typefaces, despite hundreds of Photoshop tutorials all over the web. Are there too many tutorials confusing the cover designer?
“40 Extraordinary Photoshop Text Effects” shows detailed tutorials, how to create amazing book title effects, step by step and using lots of screen shots.

http://www.problogdesign.com/resources/40-extraordinary-photoshop-text-effects

Using various colors, filters, and effects available in Illustrator and Photoshop, you or your book designer can create book titles that are both, original and effective. Remember always: Your title and its appearance is the first, and perhaps only, impression you make on a prospective reader.

More about fonts for book titles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface
http://www.dafont.com/themes.php
http://www.1001freefonts.com
http://www.identifont.com

Joel Friedlander wrote a great blog about brilliant book titles in one of his blogs:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2010/06/how-to-write-book-titles-for-people-robots

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