How long does it take for the pros to design book covers? Not two minutes like this time-lapse video shows, but a good six hours or so … if you know what you are doing.
Lauren Panepinto, creative director at Orbit, ran her video screen capture as she designed a cover for the book series she works on. As she wrote on her company blog:
“Over 6 hours of my onscreen compositing, retouching, color correction, type obsessing, all condensed down to a slim sexy one minute 55 seconds of cover design. Trust me, no one wants to watch it in real-time…and even then I left out the not-as-riveting-onscreen stages of my cover design process, such as reading the manuscript, sifting through Alexia photoshoot outtakes, background photo research, etc.”
Looks like she used Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Word for Mac, and Shutterstock to make her masterpiece.