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  1. AnyaKimlin

    AnyaKimlin Confuddled

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    I paid for an image from Shutterstock and paid for a designer to use it. In total it was about £70. I got the opportunity to get feedback from a fairly well known cover artist and aside from he wanted me to lose the drop shadows and add more fantasy he liked it. (other far more expensive covers were ripped apart so I'm happy with it). This is what I got:

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  2. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    I can certainly add fog but Chris never asked for any. :)
     
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  3. tinkerdan

    tinkerdan candycane shrimp

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    Either I'm dense or this interface doesn't like me
    Most picture's I have seen, don't have fog.
    It was just a perception thing.

    you might try switching where the title and author name are.
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  4. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    It's a dystopian novel so not yet destroyed streets but empty. I dont like the way you've stretched the photo (maybe I'm seeing that as only a thumbnail) as the face of Big Ben is now out of shape plus you seem to have added a bauble from the Xmas tree or is it meant to be the moon?

    But it's all subjective, right! :)
     
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  5. tinkerdan

    tinkerdan candycane shrimp

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    Didn't mean to distract you so much. Mostly meant to show the shuffle of the name and title.
     
  6. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    I've added some fog Chris, lat me know if enough or if you prefer other one. I can pea-soup it if you want.

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  7. Cathbad

    Cathbad Weird Guy with Ugly Gray Beard

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    I like this one a lot!
     
  8. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    No worries TD. I can assure you that I go through this and more with authors. I'll not mention @Teresa Edgerton and @Jo Zebedee :) LOL
     
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  9. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    Or stronger.

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  10. Gary Compton

    Gary Compton I miss you, wor kid.

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    Wipe out.

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  11. tinkerdan

    tinkerdan candycane shrimp

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    the non-christmas edition
     
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  12. Mr Orange

    Mr Orange Rhubarb rhubarb rhubarb...

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    So many covers.... I'm going giddy...

    Or that may be the fact it's 4am and I am up dealing with the baby.

    I don't honestly know which title/author layout i like better. I do like the fog too but not sure it goes the story. Probably just leave it as is for now and when I get the actual story ready for publication I'll revisit it! And pay you for your time regarding any changes Gary!
     
  13. AnyaKimlin

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    I like this one best.
     
  14. Tim Murray

    Tim Murray Through space, time and dimension

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    I commissioned a local artist to do mine. After he read the book, we worked the artwork out. It is specific to the book itself, much better than the the first choice.
     
  15. JE Loddon

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    I get my images from iStock, and then play around with them to get what I want. They're not expensive. I know several people who get stuff via Deviant Art, but I don't know how that works with regards to royalties etc...
     
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