Made my own cover for my book Tell me if it's good? #Rating

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I’m in the process of making a book named 162. It’s a YAA romance novel about two high schoolers who both have a IQ score of 162 and go to this elite school called St. Rose Academy, FUN Fact: which is higher than Albert Einstein important) Since the whole story is based off of them being prodigies, I thought it would be funny/cute if the cover was…kind of “tacky?” And it’s like a modern day type of story soo I’d love some feedback on the aesthetic of it, I’ve never made a book cover so I need some criticism and pointers!162%20Book%20Cover%20unfiniished

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#2

Aww, that’s really cute. I like it. However, you might want to include the title and/or author’s name! :stuck_out_tongue:

#3

Thank you, I’ll need to find the right type of font thanks for the critique!

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#4

Which design tool are you using?

#5

I’ve been using Canva and GIMP

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#6

Nice! I can suggest a bunch of Canva fonts, if you’d like - I’m a huge Canva user.
Off the top of my head, Barrio seems like it’d fit.

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#7

I’ll make sure to look for it, I’ve never really used Canva before so this is my first time with all the fonts and everything, but what color would you suggest?

#8

When in doubt, try white or black. If the background is varied and that makes one colour hard to read, put a white or black rectangle behind your text (white if your text is black, and vice versa) and lower the transparency to about 50%. You could also try going with the red, but don’t do bright red whatever you do; lower (or raise) the brightness and the saturation if you’re using it for text.

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#9

white is good

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#10

I’ll try that and see how it goes, thank you so much!

#11

I’ll probably try the white lettering with the black rectangle like you suggested

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#12

It’s ok but you should try PicsArt
and add the Tittle/Author

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#13

Why not try a different picture as well. (Well maybe the students are walking by and Albert Einstein is in clouds looking at them…something like that.)

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#14

I just recently started using it and I fell in love (completely!)

#15

Cool concept. Fits nice as a lil promo graphic, but it’s not particularly book cover material.

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#16

Whenever you pick up cover, think; ‘would I pick this up, read it, and find what exactly I would expect to be reading?’

Also, wattpad book covers should be in the ratio of 16:25 iirc so something like 512x800 or 206x400 would be ideal - wattpad displays covers a little over a width of 300px at it’s largest fyi

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#17

I was going to say this! Though I do like the concept of it fitting into a “science-y” because of the meaning behind the title.

#18

Add a nuclear—wait, make that TWO nuclear mushrooms behind that creature, and some random people that were found dead, nay, skeleton-ed from chernobyl.

And then it’ll be perfect, like his “IQ”.

:slight_smile:

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