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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2017, 03:43:23 AM »
That's a nice cover to go along with your first but I would do a couple things:
  • Use consistent title positioning - the order each line appears from top to bottom on the page and their relative sizes. Personally, I'd stick with the order and basic positioning/sizing from the first cover.
  • Consistent title scaling - Also notice on your first cover the vertical spacing and width of the titles - they're evenly distributed and the words are roughly as wide as the central glyph - you'd want the same on cover 2.
  • Use consistent title fills - you have a simple-to-reproduce gradient fill on the first cover. You could apply that same effect in red to the second cover.
  • Contrast - Your second cover needs more contrast - a brighter red to stand out against the dark background - for both the title and the glyph.
  • Fonts - you can use multiple fonts if they look good together and there are plenty of serif fonts out there to choose from. I might look for a better match for the word 'covenant' - preferably something that will show off your new gradient fill.

If you want to play around with color, adobe has a nice site https://color.adobe.com/ that lets you work with colors and it gives you the RGB and hex values of the colors you setup so you can use them in your chosen graphics software. Use the monochromatic or shades setting to pick colors that are "technically" good together. You could consider sampling color from your first book and using something like the triad color setting to get base colors for your other covers, then using the shades/etc. for the colors within a cover. It's a good tool and people have also uploaded lots of different palettes that you can just use.

Good luck!

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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2017, 05:58:29 AM »
Looks great! Nice branding, too.  8)

But like others have said, I'd make sure the fonts match for the two titles.

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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2017, 09:46:49 AM »
I'd match the fonts, too.  And maybe switch author/series title.

Love the color! Bad stuff is going to happen, isn't it?  Can't wait for book 2. :)


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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2017, 11:14:51 AM »
What about a cute little, blue (psychic) baby dragon? 8)

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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2017, 11:29:38 AM »
Noooooooooooooo!  :'(

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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2017, 11:33:37 AM »
If I killed off Jolan my (meager) fanbase would riot.

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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2017, 04:30:56 PM »
Oh! I got it - they have slain the dragon and it's body is on a huge spike in front of the fortress which is in front of the mountain! HAH!


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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2017, 06:29:35 PM »
 

I like the cut of your jib.   ;D
;D ;D Kill the dragons!!!  ;D ;D

Ok, don't hurt me! I assumed the dragon on the cover was evil since it looked sinister and had some mages going after it.

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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2017, 06:46:13 PM »
I like the second cover, but it looks much less polished than the first cover, to me; almost unfinished. I think increasing the contrast would help; perhaps a contrasting color behind the red glyph within the circle (the way the blue has a sort of golden texture behind it to make it pop). I also think copying the gradient fill on the title, but in red, would help make it look finished.


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Re: Book 2 cover reveal.. ok got it..
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2017, 10:06:33 PM »
Better?

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Re: Book 2 cover reveal
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2017, 11:57:25 PM »
And my stand alone.. horror/thriller


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Re: Book 2 cover reveal..fixed plus stand alone cover
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2017, 01:19:34 AM »
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Re: Book 2 cover reveal..fixed plus stand alone cover
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2017, 01:42:53 AM »
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'Child' bigger and a different font color for the name work?
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Re: Book 2 cover reveal..fixed plus stand alone cover
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2017, 06:29:56 AM »
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Author name at the bottom needs to be readable in thumbnail.

"Child" of "Evolution's child" also doesn't seem as clear as "evolution" for what it's worth. The cover is good just needs a little polishing to be great!   =  )
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Re: Book 2 cover reveal..fixed plus stand alone cover
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2017, 06:38:49 AM »
Yes, the font needs work. None of it is really easy to read at a glance, and the author name is pretty much impossible to decipher against the background. The typesetting as a whole just doesn't look professional.

The art is nice, though!

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Re: Book 2 cover reveal..fixed plus stand alone cover
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2017, 03:02:23 PM »
Better?


Hah, I got it..
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Re: Book 2 cover reveal..fixed plus stand alone cover
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2017, 03:28:56 PM »
Yeah :) I don't read horror but the image is scary!


This is a bit different mix your then typical horror, it should have something for everyone.. we'll see, I still don't know how its going to play through in the end... I started with market and it grew a mind of its own.  ::)
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Re: Book 2 cover reveal.. ok got it..
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2017, 03:57:25 PM »
Better?


I still feel like it needs an actual contrasting color in there, not just a brighter version of the red. Something to pop the image out at us.


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Re: Book 2 cover reveal.. ok got it..
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2017, 04:09:57 PM »
I still feel like it needs an actual contrasting color in there, not just a brighter version of the red. Something to pop the image out at us.


I'll play with it and see what I can get now that the fonts are fixed.
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