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Book Cover: The Season Bonker

Crime Thriller Ebook Cover
Once again I try my hand at creating my own book covers. I find playing around in my graphics program helps to motivate me to write even more. Honestly, I'm not sure how it correlates but I'll take every shred of inspiration I can get my hands on.

The Crime Thriller Ebook Cover



Crime Thriller Ebook Cover
 This design is inspired by a fantastic tutorial by Grace Fussel on Envatotuts. The tutorial is made for the program Adobe InDesign but I adapted it somewhat as I'm more familiar with Adobe Photoshop. From what I can tell there are common elements that each genre has for their book covers. Crime Thrillers seem to love bold fonts with either a winter background or a modern cityscape background.

Crime Thriller Ebook Cover
On my second try I decided a bolder red color fit my cold, heartless, winter scene. I also didn't put as many white circles on the book cover like in the tutorial. Though I did keep the central white circle then extended it outward to meet up with the branches of the trees.

He walks with a bat.
Shield your cranium with care.
The Bonker is on the Prowl!

Mhmm a little background on the title, 'The Season Bonker'. In the tutorial book example the title is 'The Winter Killer'. Not being one to copy outright I changed it then also removed the granite texture used to fill in the second word. What was I thinking you perhaps wonder? Well, I admittedly do have a quirky sense of humor. In fact, if you've read one of my novels you've experienced that for yourself.

Crime Thriller Ebook Cover

Self-publishing is a long road of discovery filled with sweat, tears, and hard work. I'm grateful there are graphic designers that are willing to share their knowledge via tutorials. Thanks to the practice I feel I have a better grasp on creating a crime thriller book cover.

Happy reading!
Wendy May

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