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5 places to find free and helpful instruction in book cover design

HypothyroidWriter.com book cover design blog post Sarah Lentz

Design PrinciplesBefore we explore the tutorials that help you make the most of your design program of choice, we need to address a common misconception: the idea that the beauty of a design is entirely subjective. It isn't. To be clear, I'm talking about external beauty. While different people are drawn to different designs, the beauty of a particular design isn't all in the eye of the beholder. Some design principles are universal. And flouting these principals generally leads to a disappointing...

Find the perfect font for your creative project — and use it legally

*This post contains some affiliate links, which I only share for things I would buy myself or believe would be worth your time to consider. For more information, visit my Affiliate Disclosure page.  So, you found a font you love …  Can you use that font for your e-book, your blog, or your promotional graphics — or for all three? Does the font license allow for commercial or only personal use? Or does it say you can only use it...

Designing a new blog header

After spending hours trying out font after font for my new blog’s title, I went to Canva to see if they had a template for creating blog headers. Turns out they do (“Blog Title”). You can see the results at the top of this blog.  Now, when I look at it, I don’t think, “I’m really not sold on that font.” I have the font I wanted – the one I’ve used many times in my blog graphics and which...