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How To Design A Book Cover in Under 2 Minutes

From Orbit Books’ cover designer Lauren Panepinto shares this highly-cool high-speed video that shows the creation of the book cover for Changeless by Gail Carriger…

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3 Comments on How To Design A Book Cover in Under 2 Minutes

  1. So all that artwork the designer was picking up was copyright free? 

    I am skeptical.

    Many lay people think if it’s on the Internet, it’s fair game, but a professional designer should know better.

  2. I re-read what she wrote and she does mention “background photo research.” I hope that means “checking on copyrights.” I guess I should have given her the benefit of the doubt.

  3. After 8 cups of coffee, I can do a cover in 1:59.  🙂

    Nice video, well done!


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