There was a time when such a word invoked images of legendary bearded bastards of yesteryear. Grizzled seamen who roamed the high seas in search of treasures in need of liberation.They had swords, eye-patches and parrots.
Plus they consumed copious quantities of rum … which suggests many must have been part-time authors!
These days the word piracy invokes something else entirely… ’tis the mere mention of piracy that does bring forth an apparition of alarming terror – the er, umm… Internet surfing ebook buccaneer.
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Umm, we forgot to tell everyone that we’re Newbies here.
Give us a little time and we might actually find our way around the traps too. That way we’ll both know where we’re going!
The guys and girls over at Envato’s PSDTUTS website are always a source of great graphic design know how. Here’s a link to one of their old Photoshop tutorials: Create a Grungy Thriller Book Cover
If you are a newbie when it comes to Photoshop I suggest you download the 30day free trial version from Adobe’s website and just follow the tutorial and see how you go.
Cover designer Lauren Panepinto from Orbit Books has a great video on how to design an editable text optical illusion poster in adobe illustrator and photoshop – based on the covers for Simon Morden’s Samuil Petrovitch Science Fiction trilogy.
You may recall Lauren’s first cover design video that did the rounds on the net some time back. That creative look into cover design was for the book Blameless by New York Times Bestselling Author Gail Carriger.
Both videos are embedded after the jump… Read more…