I love to play around with Photoshop and QuarkXpress. Usually, I design magazine pages, seeing as that’s what I learned, but every now and then I try and design a book cover.
What better excuse than a NaNoWriMo project like Pomp & Circumstances to practice a bit?
Below are two covers I threw together within a few minutes, just to get a feel for it all again. It’s been a a while since I last used QuarkXpress. They’re not official or anything, just mock covers to work out what to keep, what to get rid of and what to improve on.
The story is, at its heart, about a young man with a prestigious background, who falls from grace due to drugs. So have a look at the covers and tell me what you think.