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780. Nov 3, 2012 3:27 PM in response to: maryakaz
Re: Hello!  I'm new here. :)

Lydia, I'm afraid that link doesn't work. Because its not published yet, we can't see anything. Can you post the image to the Preview section, or upload it to Flickr or other image hosting site?

 

 

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781. Nov 3, 2012 4:27 PM in response to: lipmag
Re: Hello!  I'm new here. :)

I was afraid of that. Would I even be able to post it on Preview when it's in the proof stage? I don't have an independent image of it that I can post anywhere else; it's all tied up in the cover creator system.  I'm also not sure how/whether the cover can be altered within its own design; my thought is either to learn to live with it or it would probably have to be scrapped and an original one made. Not sure I want to go through all that, but maybe I'm just tired. That "extra" hour tomorrow morning might give me more zest for trying again.

Thanks,

Lydia

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782. Nov 4, 2012 9:06 AM in response to: maryakaz
Re: Hello!  I'm new here. :)

Just take a screen shot of the window that shows your cover image (alt-prntscreen), paste it in paint, and cut out the cover picture.  You can then paste that in a new Paint file and save as a jpeg.  The jpeg can be used for your previews.

 

That's how I did it anyway. 

 

Also, I think if you have Windows 7 it's even easier.  There's a snipping tool that you can use to select a bit of screen and it lets you save the image as a jpeg or whatever directly.  

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783. Nov 4, 2012 2:46 PM in response to: fantasywritergirl
Re: Hello!  I'm new here. :)

Hi,

I saved it as a JPEG onto my own computer, but darned if I know how to get it into this post. Looks like all I can put in is a link, but don't know what to link to. I'll try to get it up on Preview, but you'll only see the front; the main problem was on the back.

 

I'm calmed down today -- spent the day mowing the leaves out in the cold fresh air. Cleared out the nonsense pretty well.

 

I've redone part of the cover. The worst part of it was the back -- small text about the book, huge italic text ABOUT THE AUTHOR! ! ! ! ! , which didn't sit well with me at all. I was afraid I was stuck with it, thus the sick feeling, but I went back in & was able to take it out altogether, thank God. I put it (in small text) inside on the last page. So now there's a huge blank space on the back cover but it's much better to look at the blank than what was there before. So now I have a fairly ordinary cover & can live with it. Not too bad, not great, not lovely. But ok for now. Whew.

 

Thanks to everyone for your support. I'll see if I can figure out the Preview thing.

 

Lydia

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784. Nov 4, 2012 6:52 PM in response to: maryakaz
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Glad you were able to improve it.  Mine aren't awesome either, but hiring someone to design a better one is not in my budget just yet.

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785. Jul 5, 2016 1:36 AM in response to: maryakaz
Re: Hello!  I'm new here. :)

Email addresses in the body of a post is a no-no. You will have a moderator edit it out. If you want to communicate with someone you should send them a private message via the Your Stuff link above or by clicking on their handle in the left hand column and sending it there.

 

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