For our Digital Publishing module, we’re creating an ebook for M. R. James’ ghost stories, which are out of copyright.
I designed two covers, playing around with the Blending Options, colors and textures in Photoshop to make them look different. I went with 2400 x 1600 px for the cover size, which Melody Simmons recommends as the minimum dimensions for most major sites.
I used the following (which can all be used for personal use but not commercially):
- The image is King of Thorns by s4ffr0n on DeviantArt (licensed under(CC BY-NC 4.0)
- The font used in the title is Nightbird
- I used a different texture in each version from this Grungy Textures pack by env1ro
- Fonts used for the author’s name are Arial Nova Condensed Bold and AR Julian Regular that came with Adobe Photoshop
And here are my first attempts at creating the cover:
Concrit is always useful, so feel free to comment. 🙂