Now we’re ready to start actually putting our cover together. Below is a very basic video on how I work; I’ve tried to keep all of the techniques as basic as possible. There are so many complicated techniques that designers use in Photoshop, but for the purpose trying to put together your own book cover they’re overkill and needlessly confusing. This won’t make you a professional designer, but it will hopefully allow you to put together a better cover image for your book.
Short disclaimer here: I think I was too close to my gaming headset and the sound is very sibilant. Sorry about that! If I do more of these I’ll try to get it to sound less irritating. I also um and ah a great deal when I’m concentrating. :D