Cover designs for M. R. James’ ghost stories

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…

Designing with Becky Chilcott

Every week, we learn so much with Becky Chilcott, a freelance graphic designer who’s had over twelve years of experience in publishing. This Monday was a challenge as our MA class had to design a cover to a brief. The above covers are my attempts at creating an alternate cover for Pillars of Light by Jane Johnson, published by…

Design task: cover design

This week we matched fonts to 7 different images and then choose one to make a cover out of, without editing the image and just focusing on the typeface. We had to be careful to add all the correct elements, barcode, logo, retail price, etc. This is the one I chose and the cover I…