I was experimenting with using vintage images for a cover design and got off on a few design tangents (I’m sure that’s never happened to you, right). Hours later I had some interesting looking pieces that never ended up in a design – but they were fun to put together. May as well share! Any and all parts of these files can be used in personal or commercial works.
I’m giving away 2 high-resolution, layered Photoshop files. I admit they are a bit strange… both have a girl from the early 1900s. She is walking a dog in the original creative commons, copyright-free image. However I wanted to twist it up a bit.
The first layered Photoshop design includes an original title logo design, Looking Lass. It was all part of the experiment. Use it if you like. It’s a vector smart object that will open in Illustrator. I took the background image at a bonsai exhibit in North Carolina, getting in really close using the macro function on my consumer grade Powershot camera. I liked the idea of her walking something fragile out of the setting so I worked in the butterfly. Play around with the layers, take what you want. All the imagery is free of copyright or is original creation.
COVER DESIGN TEMPLATE
The second free download features our little girl again, this time walking a lizard… why?…. well why not?? The inspiration for this came from the title it was designed for, Epoch. The request was for something very ‘out of the box’ that vaguely eludes to the cyclical nature of time. This was one rejected concept. Again – take what you like. It’s all original creation or free from copyright. The title font is NOT included, but you can get it here.