Orbit design guru Lauren Panepinto has put together a video, of less than 2 mintues, on how a cover is made in this case using the third Alexia Tarabotti book, Blameless, by Gail Carriger as an example. Here is a bit of Lauren explaining what you see:
Over 6 hours of my onscreen compositing, retouching, color correction, type obsessing, all condensed down to a slim sexy one minute 55 seconds of cover design. Trust me, no one wants to watch it in real-time…and even then I left out the not-as-riveting-onscreen stages of my cover design process, such as reading the manuscript, sifting through Alexia photoshoot outtakes, background photo research, etc. And since this is a series look that has already been established for Soulless and Changeless, there weren’t the usual batches and rounds of versions of different designs that happen with standalone or first-in-a-new-series covers. That would be a weeklong video!A tip of the hat to Lauren and Orbit for putting this illuminating video together. The second Alexia Tarabotti novel Changeless will be released late this month.
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