Very nice Gale! I like the effect on the type. Maybe KatieJ just needs a lighter color border or shadowing around "Devil's Daughter" to make the letters pop.
^I hate when people use 3d text or comic sans on their covers. It looks cheap and very "look at me, my inner fifth grader designed this."
hahaha... I know what you mean and agree in general.
However, my front cover, back cover and spine were all designed by a fifth grader. She has just started grade 6 but she was in grade 5 when it was done in April. It ended up costing me a small fortune because while the design was great, she could not execute it - I had to contact the font creator myself to customise my title using the same typeface the designer found online. Then I had to find someone to illustrate the butterfly (her mother did it eventually). The publisher's graphic artist put all the elements together into final art.
My publisher was going to organize everything with his own team but the kid wanted the opportunity and I'm glad I gave it to her.
Goes to show that a talented fifth grader could in fact design a good cover
That's pretty cool.
When I was in fifth grade, kids didn't have computers -- Photoshop was completely out of their reach. They got excited over the possibility of using Joker and Papyrus over a bright, neon gradient. Nice to know those days are slowly ending.
I feel old. My first program in this area was Superpaint for the mac, which if I'm not mistaken, is older than MS Paint. Mind you, this is the days before the blessed tablet too.I remember in grade school the first time I drew a picture on a screen in MS Paint by filling in pixels. The computer lab lady was really excited and made me show her how to do it. Good times...
I feel old. My first program in this area was Superpaint for the mac, which if I'm not mistaken, is older than MS Paint. Mind you, this is the days before the blessed tablet too.
I did math on an electric typewriter in a giant refrigerated room. If we were very good we had the option of letting the typewriter type rows and rows of characters to make pictures, if you squinted a bit.
By the time I got to art school we had Macintosh IIs with 8-bit art programs. The teacher was very excited by Hypercard, but could not understand why I wished to make pages linked by images in the form of a labyrinth.