How Design a Book Cover: Copying a Best-Seller in Inkscape (video)

Every wonder what goes into a modern book cover? In the video below you can watch me go through every step, from blank document to finished product, to create a modern book cover using only stock photography, Inkscape (a free vector and object program), and a little know-how. I demonstrate this by copying the design of the cover for Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, a best-selling fantasy epic that uses a standard photographic book cover. In essence, most modern book covers are composed of several photographs that are blended together to create the image of a scene or location, and…

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Storycrafting, part 1: The Basic Elements of Story (video)

Here is the beginning of a new video series detailing what elements go into the creation of an effective story. In this video I give a working definition of a story, then give its three basic components: setting, characters, and plot. Enjoy!

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