|Here you can see that I changed this from tons of text on my cover to a much simpler approach. I used a bold eye catching font, a border to layer over a filled shape, an attractive understated paper, and larger clip art.|
Why? Well…when I’m working in powerpoint, I am able to manipulate the images much easier than in word. If you’d like to replicate some of what you see me do, then…use powerpoint. 🙂 It will be just about impossible to do it in Word.
I love a good freebie as much as the next person, but, I’ve learned to sometimes purchase fonts for specificity. What I mean is, I try to get fonts that will work for a cover. Use something bold and clean that is easy to read in a quick scan of a product cover photos.
There are lots of teacher/blogger/artists that offer digital papers. These can easily be added to your project as a background. Remember that when combining fonts & papers…keep it simple! 🙂