One-Piece (Wraparound) Cover Dimensions
Trying to make a one-piece cover. My cover for a genealogy book is a collage of pictures, with some text boxes strategically placed for title, author, and a description on the back. Couldn't figure out how to do this with the cover creators, so I am doing my own. Just want to confirm the meaning of the dimensions.
The "live" area width for my 6x9 case wrap book is 5.321x8.75, but the trim area is 6.125x9.25.
(BTW, trying to read the blue printing on the gray background of the templates, is virtually impossible!)
So if I understand what this means, I should not put any pictures or text between these two sizes, but that area may show, so I need something there, just not meaningful.
But if I read these dimensions correctly, that is .5 inch on the top and bottom (not too bad), but an entire .894 on each edge. That's almost an inch of dead space. Text is not an issue because my title is centered, but if I put a picture, I better be prepared to have it lopped off, correct? This just seems like a large band of space. I thought the trim was within .125.
I was hoping to use that inch on the front and back for pictures. I've attached a poorly formatted copy of what I am trying to do, but it might give you the idea.
Perhaps a border around the collage in the live area, and then a background color all the way out to the bleed?