paperback cover of a blurred girl's face wearing several strings of pearls
original image of blurred girl

Seeing in black and white
This image caught my eye because, being blurred, the identity of the woman is not too precise. But as a mono image (posh term for black and white) and lacking sharp contrast, it didn’t have the necessary impact for a cover. I put a couple of colour filters over two versions of the image and combined them. Then took the colour of the pearls to that they ‘zinged’ out of the image a little more. The pearls could easily be made to drift into less significance or be replaced by a scarf – it depends on the book it’s used for.

This is a royalty free image and the main typeface is Charme. The original photo file came from

Book cover design costs vary depending on whether it’s an ebook or paperback but around ¬£80 ($100) is a good guide.

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