Saturday, October 28, 2017

How to Make Epic Covers!

Hello everyone! So I was supposed to post my one year blog anniversary vlog/face reveal/giveaway this week but midterms happened and I didn't get a chance to make the vlog. I hope to get that done this up coming week though.

But in the meantime I have something very cool for all of you.

A friend of mine had to make this video for class. And since she is an aspiring writer she decided to make a video on eBook covers. So this is what she made.

Isn't that pretty cool? Well today I have her here on the blog to explain how she did it (for those of you who are do it your self-ers). So without further ado here she is. Please give a round of high fives to Adriana!!

Would you like to learn how to make a professional eBook cover? How about a professional eBook What if I told you can do it with very little experience? Would you be interested in learning?

What if I told you this kind of cover is possible without Photoshop?

What if I told you this cover was made with completely free royalty free stock photos?

What if I told you everything from the art program used to the photos, from the font to border was free?
If you would like to learn how I made this cover just check this out.

 If you like the video, let me know in the comments here or on YouTube. I’d love to hear from you! And if you have any requests, feel free to offer them!

If you already have some graphic design skills, check out these awesome resources where you can find free (legal) digital supplies for your works of art. You are sure to find something you love!

GIMP: Free digital art program ( )
Pixabay: Free photos, you need an account to download but its also free and they have great pictures }
Pexels: Free Photos (no account needed) 
Deeezy: Free photos, fonts, patters, borders, and more. ( )
Dealjumbo: Fee photos, fonts, patters, borders, and more. ( )

Adriana Raygoza is a student of The Master University and an up-and-coming graphic designer. She loves: books, writing, superheroes, art (various mediums;), creating jewelry, and outdoor activities. If you would like to stay up-to-date with what she is doing, you can find her at:

And be sure to stay tuned... she is planning some great things... so long as school permits ;)
Have a great day everyone! 

Well that sure was a cool free lesion. Where were you when I made the cover for Quantum Gears? What did you guys think? would you want to see more from this up and coming artist? 

Sorry for the short post, but hey it was midterm week so yeah. I'll be back Thor's-day Thursday with my official Blog Anniversary. Until then, stay true to the King! 


  1. This is great and super helpful! is also a great free photo website!!

    1. Hello Gray, and thank you! is the link I forgot to send Marrok (sorry everyone!), and your SO right, it is a Great place to find free photos! I do however have a link in the description of the video on YouTube ;)
      I'm glad you found the video helpful, and I hope to do more soon.

  2. WOWOWOW! THAT IS AMAZING!! <33 Totally following her! ;)

    1. Thanks for the enthusiasm Karyssa! I'm glad you liked it!

  3. Gray already took my suggestion. XD I was going to say unsplash is awesome. XD

    This video was a little confusing for me, but there was a lot of helpful information and I can't wait to try it. I'd love to make my own book cover. Thanks for this information. :D


    1. Unsplash is difinitly awesome (I just forgot the link when I sent the info to Marrok, I do have a link in the YouTube discription;).

      Sorry to hear the video was confusing for you. May I ask what was confusing so I can do better next time?

      I am however, glad that you found some of the information helpful, and I would love to see what you create Ivie!

    2. I felt like it was a bit too fast for me to completely understand, but honestly, I think the video was awesome and that cover is amazing. Thank you so much for making a video like this. I can't wait to make a cover.
      God bless! <3

    3. Thank for your encouraging words Ivie! Yes, the video was pretty fast, but, the original recording was about an hour long... would that be something you would be interested in? Or maybe broken up into parts?
      I'm so glad you liked it! I hope to see your covers soon! Also, if you enjoyed the video, please share it so others can also learn how to make their own covers look professional =)

    4. Oh my gosh, this is waaayyy later and you probably won't see this, but I have a new question. Can these covers be converted to paperback and not just ebook. Its important for me to have paperback, too. You probably won't see this now, but just in case...

  4. Thanks Marrok! Ummm... I was doing homework when you made your cover (and you did not ask;) remember? At least... I think I was... hummm... my life is homework right now... can't remember anything else ;)

    Anyways... thanks for your help! I deeply appreciate it!

  5. WOW! Beautiful work!
    Great video!

    1. Thank you SO much Megs! Are you interested in making covers?

  6. WOW! Love it! :D
    Amazing work Adriana!

    1. Thank you Tiffany! You have all been SO encouraging to me! Is this something you would like to see more of?


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