Friday, 11 May 2012

I've been in Photoshop...

So years ago, I used to make photo-manipulations.  This was before they started to become popular for book covers (not mine personally).  Since starting Paper Dreams and spending so much time looking at book covers, it got my creative juices flowing again so i've spent much of today in photoshop working on one.

If it was to be a book cover, what would you name the title?

Click for full size! Hope you enjoy...

Stock images used can be found here

EDIT... Ok, so I had another play in Photoshop to produce an imaginary book cover out of this work.

Thanks to Sel for the choice of name for her.  I liked Raven a lot.


  1. Wow, that's amazing! Did you use a tablet to paint at all or is that just manipulations? Either way, great work. It's better than most actual book covers!

    If I had to make a title for it.. maybe Saphire. Maybe she's some sort of witch and that tattoo marks her as one of these special witchs (each with their own "gem" name/abilities). Not sure. That's just what popped into my head haha.

    P.S. I'm a new follower here, nice to meet you. Your blog is beautiful!!

  2. Thank you Linny <3 This ( is the original image, so its a combination of both manipulating and digital painting.

    I love your title choice! And I thought along similar lines with the tattoo too :)

    Thanks for following.. I'm now coming by your way <3

  3. This is really beautiful, I love her dress. The YA market is filled with girls in splendid gowns but this one still stands out!

    Hmm... I might call it "Raven in Gold". Raven's a normal seventeen year old, then bam! She gets lost in a study trip in Romania where she is kidnapped to a castle. Turns out, girls from all over the world are there to vie for the affections of the son of Count Dracula. She gets dressed up and...... The story goes on from here.

    Oh my, my idea sounds too outrageous...

  4. Sorry, I just had to comment again! Do you mind if I post this on my blog? I'd link your blog too! I just wanted to share this story with everyone else :) Thanks!

  5. Sel, thank you. I love your story idea lol! Yes sure, go ahead and share it :) I like the idea of her name being Raven

  6. I love the artwork on this blog! Im a new follower;)

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  7. Oh wow, read Sel's idea and I LOVE it! Very cool. Now I feel dumb with mine haha. ;) I love the new cover you made with the added title too, very nice work!

  8. VanesMate! Thank you <3 I'm following you too :)

    Linny, I love your story idea! I think it works brilliantly and the tattoo idea definitely works with the picture <3

  9. What a pretty design! I would buy a book with a cover like this :D I'm a new follower :)

  10. Absolutely stunning! I like Sel's idea too ;)

    I'm now a proud new follower of your blog, do drop by mine @ too!


  11. Wow, you did all this with photoshop. Lol, must get it! Amazing design :)