The Making of a Book Cover

I took a poll on Facebook asking readers what they liked to see on book covers and the majority answered with what they didn't like:
No half naked men
No half naked women
No half naked couples
No abs
Everyone asked for birds, which I guessed was because of the title-Ravenswood.
So I hopped off to stock photo sites and fell in love with this photo:
It was perfect. The symbolism was uncanny. Skulls. A flickery light in a glass jar. A raven. Mist. 
Then I saw this one:
And then I put one on top of the other and these are the steps I used to build the cover:
I took screen shots as I played on Photoshop...

XOXO - Chris


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