Leather Book Cover in Photoshop CS5
The dimensions for an iPad app are 1024 x 768 pixels by 72 dpi. Let's start a new project in PhotoshopR with these dimensions.
- Set the Foreground color to red (#9b161f). Use the Round Rectangle tool (set the Radius to 5 px) to draw a rectangle for the book cover.
- Rename the layer Cover.
- To add a leather texture, click Filter - Texture - Texturizer. In the dialog box, set the Texture to Sandstone, the Scaling to 185, the Relief to 3 and the Light to Bottom Right.
- To a add the bevel to the edge of the cover, double-click on the layer. In the Layer Style dialog box, set the Bevel and Emboss style with these settings.
Style - Inner Bevel
Technique - Smooth
Depth - 70
Direction - Up
Size - 20
Soften - 10
Highlight Mode Color - #e18585
- Add a new layer and name it Spine.
- With the Rounded Rectangle tool, draw a narrow rectangle the height of the cover for the spine of the book.
- Add the texture and inner bevel as before. But, set the Depth for the inner bevel to 50.
You might want to save this image as a basic book cover before we add the details.
- Add a new layer and name it Details. Set the Foreground Color to #e2ae47. With the Custom Shape tool set to Ornament 5, draw the shape on the new layer.
- Double-click on the Details layer and add a Inner Shadow style.
Blend Mode - Multiply
Opacity - 45
Angle - 120
Distance - 5
Choke - 5
Size - 0
- Duplicate the Details layer. Click Edit - Transform - Flip Vertical to flip the shape.
- With the same Foreground Color, use the Horizontal Type tool to add the title of the book between the two shapes.
- Copy/paste the layer style from the Details layer to the type layer.
- Using the same gold color and the Line Tool, draw two parallel 2 px lines along the four sides of the cover. Copy/paste the layer style from the Details layer.
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