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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Q - Quote Images




I've made a lot of quote images for Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes to add to tweets and post on Instagram. They take a lot of work, but I have fun with them. I thought I'd share a few of my favorites. 







And two I haven't shared on social media yet:






QUESTION: Which of these is your favorite? 


48 comments:

  1. I like the handcuffs, but I like the keys too. They are all great. You did a fantastic job.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  2. Handcuffs without a doubt. Wonderful post Chrys.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I think it's the quote that makes the handcuff one the best. ;)

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  3. haha stun gun and handcuffs are the winner.

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    1. Ha! I knew it would be the winner. ;)

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  4. They're all great, but the one with the handcuffs sure caught my attention.

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  5. The last one, I think. The image is striking.

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  6. Those are very creative. We've created program ads for some of our titles and I've been using them on Twitter.

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    1. Visuals of books are excellent for ads and Twitter.

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  7. Those are all well-done. I liked the first one with the sunset. So romantic!

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    1. I adore that one, too. It's the banner on my Twitter and FB page. :)

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  8. These are all great, Chrys! I love the 'lips' with the quote about being in Beth's place with Donovan. ;)

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    1. The lip one was a lot of fun to create.

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  9. I like the second and final images most. I need more practice with creating images with added text, though I always eventually figure it out when I've done it before.

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    1. It does involve patience, but if you can do it once, you can do it again. :)

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  10. How creative you are! My favorites are #2 and #7. Love the quotes and the images correspond perfectly :-)

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    1. I have fun finding weather images to use for Hurricane Crimes promo. :)

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  11. The handcuffs one is hot! :D
    You are great at making these. I am jealous because I am generally hopeless LOL.

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    1. The scene in the book isn't hot, but I know the image of the handcuffs create an erotica feel.

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  12. I like the one with the overhead shot of the hurricane. Great image.

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    1. I love the views of hurricanes from space. :)

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  13. I like the first one best! Wonderful job on these!

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  14. I like the first one. It catches my eye the most.

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  15. I like the one with the handcuffs. But I thought carry on was two words?

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    1. Actually, for this reference, it's one word. Or you can add a dash between them. Carryon is an adjective...carry on is a verb. This explains it better:

      http://barbaramcnichol.com/one-or-two/

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  16. All of these are great and unique in their own way. You show romance with the first to a thriller sense with the hurricane and then downright sexy with the handcuffs. I do like the keys and the saying. It I also like the eye of the hurricane.

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    1. Thank you so much, Birgit! I appreciate your artistic eye. :)

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  17. I love them all, but the handcuffs ROCK!!!

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  18. Hi Chrys - I'd go with the handcuffs too ... looks like that's a popular one: though one I'd rather not think about! But the hurricane one seems to be true to the horror to be unleashed ... cheers - great idea though to add to tweets etc ... Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hillary! I did try to match the intensity of a hurricane with the image.

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  19. Great visuals, Chrys. I like the 2nd one because I am fascinated with storms and how nature's wrath has such an effect on our beautiful planet. She can be an angry beast :)

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    1. Thanks, Nicola! I'm fascinated by storms, too.

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  20. I like the last one--always go to the most simple and I would probably leave the pic of your book off and include just a link. I recently read "PresentationZen". (Which I recommend if you want to do a lot of this) and he has a lot of good ideas on strong visuals and when you have too many competing images it confuses people.

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    1. Thanks for the advice. For promoting a book, though, having the cover art on the image is good. The reader needs to be able to recognize it. And links are hard with images. They'd have to try to copy them from sight. Instead, I put a link in my tweet or on my Instagram profile and direct people to that so all they have to do is click on it.

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  21. I've seen some of the images on Twitter and Instagram and I love them. The first one is my favorite.I also like the second one but feel it can be stronger if the quote was laid over/within the eye of the storm and w/o the book cover images.

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    1. Yes, it would've been stronger with the eye of the storm visible, but the cover art really needs to be included in the images somehow because that's how the reader will recognize the book. And realize I'm also marketing a book. The center was the best place for it. I'm working on making my promo images better.

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  22. I'm torn between the lipstick mark and the keys. These are great.

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