My Favorite Cover Tip: TexturesI love covers. I love making covers. I especially love that moment in creating a cover where everything just suddenly comes together and the clouds part and angels sing. I'm absolutely no expert, but the cover for my first book in the Marionettes series got some really positive attention for standing out amongst a slew of professionally made Young Adult fiction covers. That's some pretty solid cred right there.
So, in this little image-heavy article, I'll explain how I used the above textures to take my image and make it into a cover.