Yesterday I did a mock-up using a template from a great guy, Mark Monciardini of Covervault.
The first one is the template…obviously…and the next is the one I did of one of my stories…Murder in Blue Lake.
This was just a test…me learning how to do it in Gimp. I’ve used Gimp before, but I don’t use it much and until now I had no idea what a “mask” was used for, or what an “alpha channel” was…but I’m learning!
And did I mention just how fun it is?
Looking at the image now I see I should tweak the e-reader just a bit…it’s over too far on the right…and of course I never could figure out how to get the binder line like it has in the template but it kinda looks like a paperback instead of a hardback, so that’s okay.
Still, I’d like to know how Mark did that…
If you have any great video resources on doing gimp, book covers, etc., I’d appreciate recommendations!
Didn’t get too much fiction done this morning, but I’ll work on it as soon as I sign off here for at least 20 minutes before it’s time to get some sleep and, God willing, do it all over again tomorrow!
Have a great evening!