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BOOK COVER DESIGN SERVICES
All Images and Content © 1980 - Present (2017) Copyright Janet Tarjan Erl

CHOOSE A BOOK COVER DESIGN STYLE

SIMPLE TEXT
This is just simple text with a background color, the title, author name, and a brief description.

FANCY TEXT
Special effects like embossing, shading, etc . . . added to text to enhance it's appearance.

SIMPLE GRAPHICS AND SIMPLE TEXT
Simple text and simple design-like graphics added to make punchier and more interesting.

SIMPLE PHOTO WITH TEXT
A single photo with title, author, and brief description. Photo with simple
enhancements such as brightening, contrasing, and punching out colors. Text
style that
enhances, contrasts, or highlights the photo.

SINGLE PHOTO WITH FLOATED BACKGROUND
A single photo with a background floated on to a
blank, colored, or simple graphic background. Text
style that
enhances, contrasts, or highlights the photo.

MULTIPLE FLOATED PHOTOS
Photos are floated from their backgrounds. They can be completely floated, or partially floated as shown.
FLOATED PHOTO WITH GRAPHIC ELEMENTS
Photo is all or partially floated and combined with art graphics (ex. - plant leaves).
PHOTO COMPOSITE
Multiple photos combined to create the design. All or some of the photos can be floated or unfloated.

BLACK AND WHITE DRAWING OR INK
Artwork can be pen and ink with crisp lines, sketchy with rough outlines, or rendered with pencil or charcoal. No colors.

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SIMPLE ART GRAPHICS
Simple art graphics comprised of simple, flat, single color areas.

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FANCY ART GRAPHICS
More detailed flat, single color graphics like silkscreen art.

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SIMPLE CARTOON
Cartoon characters, simple shapes, simple colors, and simple backgrounds

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FANCY CARTOON
Cartoon qualty with fancier elements such a shading, backgrounds, some hair or fur.

FUNKY DETAILED CARTOON
Funky cartoony style with lots of shading, hair, details, some shading, backgrounds.

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SEMI-REALISTIC
Similar to Funky Detailed Cartoon but less cartoony, less distorted, more descriptive, more realistic, yet fun, anthropomorphic subjects, with more detailes and shading.

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REALISTIC ART
Illustrations are photographic with fine details, realistic shading, foregrounds are offset with less detailed backgrounds. Backgrounds can be complete landscapes or floated with partial or no backgrounds.

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PAINTERLY - WATERCOLOR AND OILS
Artwork is created with an impressionistic watercolor or oil paint style.

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All Images and Content © 1980 - Present (2017) Copyright Janet Tarjan Erl