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Post by Hazel on Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:52 pm

Please?

Ok I have these three covers and I can't decide which color combination I want for my proof copy. Can you tell me which is your favorite? Or what you would change about any or all of them? Smile
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So which do you think would look better as an actual book? Or which would you most likely pick up?

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:04 am

So far I have 2 votes for Blue (parents), 4 votes for Red(facebook and youngest brother), and 3 votes for Grey (also facebook)

My parents hated the grey one, but I think the one they like is a little too cheery for the story.

So I'm just looking for opinions here. Easy peasy Razz

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by xStarr_x3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:17 am

I'll give you my opinion on all three. ;D

1- I love the blue colour in general, but to use it for a book cover.. It seems very bright. Also, making the background yellow/green.. Blue and yellow are opposites, so they make the other pop. Your name stands out more to me than the actual gun does.

2- I like the red/orange. It seems to be rust-coloured almost, not exactly red and not exactly orange. But more like... kind of like the colour of dried blood. Compared to the blue one, this is a lot better. I like how the letters in the title now match the background instead of popping out in white surrounded by black. By doing that in the blue colour, they became the focus, and the image was lost between that and your name. My eye looks at the gun now instead of looking past it. However, for all three covers, the font you used for your name is a bit distracting.

3- Hm, wait. The font size seems to differ to me on some lines of "There is no excuse for breaking the law". And some look bolded and some not.. It creates a tad of an... I forgot the word. Something like distraction. Unprofessional..? Something like that. I feel the grayscale works quite well in this photo, with the lighter colours. It's almost monochromatic, but not quite there. The title fades more into the background now and the gun takes more of a center stage. Your name doesn't quite stand out as much on this one so it's not as much of a distraction, but we can still easily see who wrote the book.

All in all, they are all pretty great colours.
It just depends on what you want the reader to look at first when they're looking at your book.
xD This is all just my opinion. I used stuff I've learned from art class in it, like how the eye moves around the page and how the elements and principles balance each other. I say my opinion is IMPORTANT. :D
...I started a cough-drop in the middle of this, and it's already gone.
.....Awh.

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:22 am

Excellent! That was very insightful and very helpful. I'm thinking I'm going to go with the red, but making my name a different font and a lot smaller. All of the covers subtitle line is different sized fonts. I like it that way, It gives it body. I totally agree with my name though. Definitely changing that. Thank you!!

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Holleh on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:23 am

I pretty much agree with what Starreh said. x3 I had the same opinion about the first cover before I even read her post. I do like the blue colors, but for the story, I don't think it would fit.
I think I like the third one best, though.
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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:26 am

Someone told me the third looks best as an older mafia type cover, and I totally agreed with her. So while I do like it, I think the red is the winner. I'm gonna get those changes on it and post it here so you all can see and tell me what you think XD

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by xStarr_x3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:29 am

Yeah, looking at them again, the red is most definitely my favourite. (:

Oh, and you're welcome. xD
And sorry. I've been meaning to critique chapter two for you, but I'm... lazy.

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:31 am

It's mine as well. It just took awhile and many other opinions to realize it XD
Oh haha that's alright, I pulled it down for some more revision. I'll stick it back up there so you can read it when you don't feel lazy haha Razz

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by xStarr_x3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:41 am

(: Yeah, definitely post up the final cover for us to see.

Aha, I'll let you know then.
..Just let me know when you finish revising.

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:04 am

Yessss I will. Hopefully pretty soon. I'm not the actual person making them soo I can't say for sure XD

Yup it's done and posted up right now Razz I'm sure there will still be some mistakes. Hopefully I got the big ones XD

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Post by xStarr_x3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:43 pm

Ohh, I thought you were the one to make them. xD Alrighty.

...I would totally read it right now, but I feel like crap. And should go take a nap, but I don't want to. -flail-

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:58 pm

Haha I've made my own covers in the past, but since this one is actually going to be put on an actual physical book copy and it has to be a really high resolution, I decided to let someone more professional do it for me Razz

Ahh that's ok Smile I'll leave it up until you read it. No rush.

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by BPahl88 on Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:40 am

If you haven't already made up your mind, here's my insight:

The blue one is defiently too cheery for lack of a better term. I wouldn't use that one. (Short, sweet, and to the point. Wink)

So, between the red and the grey one. At first, I immediatly said the grey one. But the more I switch betweeen them, the more I like the red one. The red one defiently gives it a bit more... colour but it still has that shade in which its just enough; not too much, not too little. So I'd vote the red.

However, I personally like the font for your name. I do agree it should be a little bit smaller and a smidge (SMIDGE) bit down some, but I'm perfectly fine with the font. Although the colour of the font of your name in the third one would be a better fit for your name rather than the second one. It seems to fit more with the overall theme of the colours.

But thats just me.

Oh, and is there anyway to change the shading of the title? (Like the box that contains the text) Because making it a bit more shaded would be so cool! Or by actually using a proper term to describe how it would change it, so much more dynamic.

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:56 am

Yup I've got the title so it stands out a little more. And my name is still being worked on. Hopefully it will be finished soon Smile

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:28 am

Here's the final front cover Smile



It won't let me post the final full cover D:

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by xStarr_x3 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:05 pm

I really don't like the final placement of your name. =/
It's very just... it's just floating out there randomly. ._.;
Yeah, it's smaller... which is good. But the placement is just horrendous.
Floating = bad
Fixed = good

Everything else, except for the "there is no excuse for breaking the law" (..Yeah, I still don't like how it's formatted. xD) looks fine otherwise.

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Post by Hazel on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:55 pm

Yeah I thought so too, but oh well. No changing it now. I asked them to change it like three or four times, and I was starting to feel bad. And the more I look at it, the more I get used to it. Had I done it myself I would've put it closer to the bottom. But I don't mind it. As for the no excuses part, I like it that way so I never asked to have to changed XD Eeek I'm so excited to see it as a real book O.o

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Post by xStarr_x3 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:24 am

Ehehehh, my eye immediately goes straight to your name. Just because it's just floating out there.

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Re: You guys have to help me :)

Post by Hazel on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:55 am

Oh well, makes me feel important hahaha Razz

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