How to Design a Book Cover

Now this is really cool!  It even include a time-lapse video (2 minutes).  I had to watch the video screen by screen so I didn’t miss anything.  I flies by so fast and is packed with info that I missed that the images came from a variety of sources ranging from “free” (possibly under copyright) Google image searches, to permission to use the image of the person (supermodel’s permission), and various photo stock places which are mostly paid resources (e.g.,,,, and

How to Design a Book Cover

How to design a book cover
The creative director of Orbit Books, Lauren Panepinto, has invited all to see her process for designing the cover of Blameless by Gail Carriger. This time-lapse video (1:55) takes us through intense Photoshop compositing and retouching, type tweaking in Illustrator, keyword image research, double-checking the cover brief form in Microsoft Word, and the painstaking revisions process….
design : related, Mar. 8
(Source: ALA email list 3/10/10)


About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on March 11, 2010, in Art and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks,

    Right now I’m writing a tutorial Ebook. The videos is really inspiring, love the style.

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