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Posts Tagged ‘Lauren Panepinto’

How To Make a Book Cover Optical Illusion

In the three-minute video embedded above, you can learn how to build an optical illusion for your book cover or book poster.

Cover designer Lauren Panepinto explained the process in this blog post as well. The project requires some editing tools, but produces surreal and beautiful results.

Here’s more about the project: “So what you don’t know is that the initial design was even crazier. I wanted to hide the cover text IN the optical illusions. Slight legibility problem, I admit, for a teeny book cover…but FABULOUS for a poster. And since I know you guys love these how-to videos, I screen-captured my process so you too can make your own Editable-Text Optical Illusion Poster…and melt the retinas of all your friends. After the jump you can even download the Illustrator file I used, and add your own text.”

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How to Design a Book Cover: 6 Hours of Work in 2 Minute Video

So you think you can design a book cover? Just push play above to watch the six-hour process unfold at superspeed.

Orbit Books creative director Lauren Panepinto gave aspiring artists, science fiction fans, and publishing aficionados a peek into her long process of designing a book cover. This two-minute video captures every Photoshop tweek and edit on the cover design of an upcoming novel by Gail Carriger.

Here’s more about the video: “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.”

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post misidentified the author of the book.