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Which cover works the best?

Original Cover
11 (33.3%)
Version 1 (Yellow Text)
10 (30.3%)
Version 2 (Blue Text)
4 (12.1%)
Version 3 (lighter Blue)
1 (3%)
Version 4 (Blue - Original Font)
1 (3%)
Version 5 (Yellow - Original Font)
1 (3%)
Version 6 (Yellow - nothing etched into the stone)
5 (15.2%)

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 04:13:37 PM »


I had a little bit of fun with this one. I don't know if it works or not, but I think it's an improvement.

Hmmm close. The image yes, the lens flare not so much. It overwhelms. If you soften it maybe, by adding a blur and reducing the opacity. But definitely an improvement.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 04:21:59 PM »
Here are some other potential fonts:



For the fonts, I think #2 and 3 are best, followed by #6.


Numbers 1,4, and 5 aren't very good, and a couple of them look like they belong on historical novels.
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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2018, 12:28:47 PM »
Here's my final Cover

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2018, 12:34:39 PM »



I really like this version, especially the title font choice, except your author name is too dark.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 12:37:45 PM »
I think I'll just increase the glow around my name a little bit - I want the magic to pop out in front of the name a little bit.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2018, 04:16:26 PM »
That's definitely the best version of the cover! I thought the smudged glass-like look was a part of the original photo. It's so much better without that.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2018, 04:17:24 PM »
I think I'll just increase the glow around my name a little bit - I want the magic to pop out in front of the name a little bit.



This is a much better improvement IMO. But is there a reason you're keeping the name in black instead of making it white? Adding the stroke around it distorts the distressed look of the type, and I can't read it. I think if you made it white with a possible soft dropshadow behind it to make it readable it would be good.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2018, 08:07:35 PM »
*******UPDATE - Here's another cover with a little more depth and texture*******




This one is my favorite and made me instantly interested. I don't know that it says YA to me, but it definitely seems like it's close to YA or possibly New Adult, and I keep asking myself all kinds of questions. Like who is that guy and why does he look so cool, and what is he doing, and what kind of danger is he in, and I realize I'm already hoping he'll make it. So yeah. I'm already invested. Didn't really expect a cover to do that. Good job!
My eyes gloss over the title every single time no matter which version, and it was hard for me to concentrate on it to see the differences in font.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2018, 03:40:02 PM »
Final one - I promise ...

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2018, 07:50:36 PM »


Works nicely, I'd say :)

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2018, 01:05:20 AM »
Final one - I promise ...



I like this one.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2018, 02:42:06 PM »
Final one - I promise ...



What a huge improvement from the first rounds you did! I hope you can acknowledge how far you've come, and how awesome you are for taking on board so much of the feedback here to tweak and change it. Congrats!

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2018, 04:21:34 PM »
Here's my final Cover


I hope I'm not too late to the party!
I'm new to this forumThis is my first post!

The cover would look 100% better if the image were flipped.
It reads kinda awkward right now:
Remember that people read from left to right. It's kinda awkward right?
We are led to look at "Floyd", with nothing really leading us back to the left; it's easy to miss the figure in the distance.


Would work tons better like this.




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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2018, 11:00:22 AM »
What a huge improvement from the first rounds you did! I hope you can acknowledge how far you've come, and how awesome you are for taking on board so much of the feedback here to tweak and change it. Congrats!

Thanks! It was fun to try so many new things!

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2018, 11:03:33 AM »
I hope I'm not too late to the party!
I'm new to this forumThis is my first post!

The cover would look 100% better if the image were flipped.
It reads kinda awkward right now:
Remember that people read from left to right. It's kinda awkward right?
We are led to look at "Floyd", with nothing really leading us back to the left; it's easy to miss the figure in the distance.


Would work tons better like this.


Thanks! I flipped it and I can see what you're saying. I do like it a little bit more this way.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2018, 03:58:46 PM »
Thanks! I flipped it and I can see what you're saying. I do like it a little bit more this way.


Glad I could help!

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2018, 06:00:10 AM »
I like the second one the best.

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Re: I just re-designed my cover for my series ... does it work?
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2018, 07:09:28 AM »
I like version 6, except the font for Remnant looks too tall taking a lot of vertical space, hence the need for a lot of space between letters. Also, too close to the edges. A font with regular height and breathing space around the type will make it look a lot more polished. All the best!
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