Now, if you are like me, when you first think of making your own book covers, PicMonkey is not the first program to come to your mind. I think of lots of more difficult programs that have steep learning curves and make you want to pull your hair out. Your eyes bleed. You smash your computer (or want to) and in complete frustration hire a designer because there is no way on God’s green earth you will be making your own cover with your less than awesome graphic skills. Not that I’ve felt that way or anything…ahem.
I asked her what program she used, fully expecting her to tell me about her graphic ninja skills with some horrible to learn program. She not only makes her own, but also makes wonderful covers for other authors. She has skills. Anyway, uou could have knocked me over with a feather when told me she uses PicMonkey to make them all. Yes, that is right…she uses PicMonkey.
I decided to give it a try and see what I could do. After finding a tutorial here, I made this book cover for my son:
And then I decided to try my hand at one for an upcoming release for a new pen name of mine:
PicMonkey was a surprise to me, but a very pleasant one. I have found it super easy to use and create the covers I need and they way I have envisioned them. If you are feeling brave, and have some design savvy, give it a whirl. You might just surprise yourself with what you can create.