Awhile back I posted a question in regards to my cover design-I had a professional graphic artist do my cover-and yet I really wasn't satisfied with it-after uploading it to createspace for hard cover-I wasn't able to match the font-color-etc-so after receiving much needed advice-I purchased photoshop-and redid the design-following the input I received on this forum-as well as changing up my blurb-Now as my post states-I am not a newbie-so please know I am NOT- I repeat NOT- trying to "sell" my book on this post-I want nothing more than someone (hopefully) those who did before-now take a gander at both and see what they think-but I'm okay with anyone offering their feedback-I value this forum for just that! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006BIRL0M
Oh what a fantastic cover! I'd definitely want to see more just from the cover alone. I just wish we could see your title better. It kind of blends in with the gray in the background. Black on gray. You're name looks great at the top. I just think the title needs to stand out more. But's that's an easy fix! : ) Your hard work is paying off. Congrats!
Yes as already posted the lettering need's to stand out, maybe a different color. And it's over size, Don't fit on a screen, resize to 600px X 900px I beleive thats the right size and be sure to center it. Other than that it's a great cover, just needs those's two thing's fixed is all that I see. I have photo shop, but need to play with it more, because I haven't been able to do that good of work, Professionaly done.
Good job! I agree that your title could be done in a better color. Instead of trying to remove the black, why not use it as a shadow. All you have to do is type your title again in another color and off-center it a little on the black. I would try gold or a soft yellow, which would tie in with the yellow around the white light. Just my two cents.
You need more contrast on the text. You cannot read it in the thumbnail size. Either outline it with white or something similar to make it stand out. You want to be able to read the title in the thumbnail and the title and author in the page view.