I frequently design book covers. On some occasions I illustrate the cover myself; other times I use stock photography with permission and manipulate the images in Adobe Photoshop CS6. I also design the layout and typography to evoke a certain mood and suggest the book’s genre.
The book covers in the following row were designed for a complex fantasy series with strong romantic themes.
The book covers in the next row, on the other hand, were designed for a series of historical fiction short stories. Each cover incorporates figures from the ancient Bayeux Tapestry to represent themes from the corresponding short story.
Finally, here’s another set of book covers designed for a fantasy series with strong romantic themes.
When creating photo-manipulated images, I like to use Adobe Photoshop CS6. Please see the list below for a list of stock photo credits for the book covers above.
The Prince and the Pretender
“Jason Aaron Baca A5278” photo by Mark Jenkins,
model Jason Aaron Baca
“Moscow_Kremlin_11” by faelivrinen_stock
“Dramatic_Sky___III” by MattTheSamurai
“Veiled Stock 5” by Lizzie-Bitty
Ashes of Dearen: Book 1
“Spirit” by dazzle-stock
“Clouds 8” by Amythest-Dreams1987
“Bodiam Castle” by Eve Livesy
Ashes of Dearen: Book 2
“Sky Stock 199” hatestock
“Barbarian Warrior 27” by Marcus Ranum
“Knife 6 Stock” by Brenda Clarke, Inadesign Stock
Sands of Hanubi: Book 1
Snake_Charmer by Marcus Ranum
Sand_Storm by mysticmorning
python by madetobeunique
Pyramids by keirper_stock
The Seventh Immortal
Woman from www.istockphoto.com
“Cloak 1” by Masquerade Stock
“Fantasy Sky bg 02” by Joannastar Stock
Emissary of Freedom
“Red Rain – Ray 3” by Marcus Ranum
Desert Image from stock.xchng
“Goth Fantasy Stock 7” by LetzteSchatten-stock
“Fractal Stock Chaos Clock” by Jayaprime