Shooting a photo for cover art

I have a story that I'm going to post on Amazon. Soon, you will be able to drop a buck and read a potent little 4K gem.

But first, I need a cover. I have an image in mind, so I just need to line up some assistance in shooting the photo. I'll do that with my own camera, taken at high-res. Through the miracle of software technology, I'll spruce the image up: crop, recolor, enhance, sharpen, focus/blur, re-light, shade, bend, fold AND mutilate.

After that, I'll reformat to a 1:1.4 ratio, downstep it to 300 dpi, overlay with the title (big letters) and attribution (smaller letters) in a suitably cold-hearted, vicious font, give it a 3-pixel-wide universal dark-charcoal gray border (so it will show up well on Amazon's white background).

Post the story, post the cover art, set the price to $0.99, write up blurbs and a description, then release into the wild.

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  1. Good luck with the cover stuff! I got no design sense, so I get help with my covers. Still, writing the blurb is going to be the "fun" part.

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